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Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
01189883116
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely grub

The Black Boy is more then just a pub and if you go for yourself you will see what i mean. The grub is super and the service is always friendly and helpful. It can get very busy mid lunch times and around 6.30 so if you need a table best book. Its a god choice for a pint, to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Barry and Nicol... G
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Reading, United Kingdom
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Black Boy is more then just a pub and if you go for yourself you will see what i mean. The grub is super and the service is always friendly and helpful. It can get very busy mid lunch times and around 6.30 so if you need a table best book. Its a god choice for a pint, to... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This gastro pub fitted us in at short notice and apologised that we would not be in the main restaurant! They prepared a table complete with high chair in a discreet corner of the bar. The food was absolutely amazing with decent sized portions. Service very good. Excellent selection of ales and lagers. Pricing was very competitive. We will be... More 

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Chedworth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Needed to meet friends at a suitable location around here and this came up. If you don't want the garbage that M Way Services dish up, then this is very well worth a few minutes drive off the M4. Its a large place and plenty of room to sit outside on a nice day. There is a good choice of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great pub with lovely friendly staff and always good meals. The garden area is lovely, with separate smoking and non smoking areas. The food is always a decent size and home cooked,delicious meals! So glad this pub is our local!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This local pub is conveniently located just a few minutes off junction 11 of the m4. It had a decent but of parking area. Inside, though not very large the pub is well kept and the staff very friendly. I had a family member along who had never tried ales. They were kind enough to offer tasters of all their... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to us by a family member who told us the food was excellent with friendly staff. Well he wasn't fibbing....! My wife and I went for lunch and we were absolutely delighted with the menu. It is well thought out with an excellent selection and when the meals arrived we discovered their portion sizes are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The restaurant/pub is very nice and comfy inside, service really good, food is amazing. Been there probably three times and absolutely love it! Price is appropriate

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Been here a few times and never fails, great menu and specials. Nice place for large groups, and staff were well presented and prompt. Very nice food and very good portion sizes for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We foolishly arrived just before the lunchtime rush without booking, but was found a table. The staff were very welcoming and the service was fantastic. We ordered our food and considering it was so busy,it arrived quite swiftly. I ordered the burger and I have to say it's one of the best burgers I've had, we also had the trio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stopped here on recommendation from a friend and it was a delight! Lovely pub with VERY friendly staff and a good varied (but not too big) menu!!! Good was fresh and tasty and the garden was a non smoking garden.... Great for my family and I!!! Only down side is the busy road out the front but the food makes... More 

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Additional Information about The Black Boy

Address: Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
Phone Number: 01189883116
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01189883116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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