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The Black Boy

Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
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Ranked #69 of 505 Restaurants in Reading
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I love this pub and come here regularly. The food is great especially the mushroom and goats cheese burger :). The indoor area is segmented into "bar" area and "restaurant" area, we seem to have an issue with service every time we sit in the restaurant area, however when in the bar area we have no complaints.

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Sherfield On Loddon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A group of 24 from the local Tennis Club of us enjoyed a superb and varied menu at our annual Christmas meal last Friday. The restaurant was full, but despite this we were served excellent food in a friendly and timely manner. Not a single moan could be heard amongst the large and happy group we were in. Well done... More 

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Villach, Austria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

First time here for a while but will return again soon. Attentive service and well presented tasty food. Extensive menu including traditional roasts and specials.

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family and I went to the Black Boy for dinner and were delighted with every aspect of the evening. Service was attentive and friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. Extremely good value for money as large portions of good quality food. Everyones meals looked delicious and we will definately be returning. !!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on Friday. Arrived just after noon to a friendly welcome from the bar staff. Ordered a drink and perused the menu. Chose the Ploughmans lunch option and sat at a table. Was presented with a huge bread board with an artistically displayed significant amount of food! Cheddar, Brie and Stilton cheese, plentiful pot of butter, pickle... More 

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Reading
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I use the Black Boy as an occasional meeting place for friends and business colleagues. Every time I've used the Black Boy I've been impressed with the staff's professionalism and friendliness. The food is always of a good standard, no nonsense and competitively priced. I will continue to use the Black Boy and recommend to others.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Black Boy is local to us and somewhere we use frequently. This is more of a restaurant than a pub and beautifully laid out. Spacious interior and great seating outside even when a little chilly with gas lamps to keep you warm. The food is good and they have a comprehensive menu for all to choose. The food is... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We meet up with friends here for a meal . I had booked a table and that was a good move as the pub and restaurant was very busy. Our table was ready for us when we arrived . The menu provided a wide ranged of choices. We were all able to find something to suit our taste. Dispute the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu choice is exceptional with a great choice of dishes on the special board too. All cooked to the highest standard with great service from the helpful staff. Would definitely visit again.

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Berkshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I eat here at least once per month with friends and colleagues and always have the Warm Duck and Bacon salad. The prices (especially for drinks) are above average for a pub. The food is always excellent and we always enjoy our time spent here. It's best to book a table for both lunch and dinner service. The real downside... More 

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Additional Information about The Black Boy

Address: Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
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

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