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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Ranked #6 of 97 restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: International, Pub, Welsh
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Black Boy Inn is a listed building which is situated in the historic town walls of the Royal Borough of Caernarfon. The Inn is within easy walking distance to the town centre, and the famous 13th-century Castle. An old Inn dating back to 1522 and with its wooden paneling, low ceilings, and thick wooden support beams generates a cosy 'Olde Worlde' Welsh atmosphere. The Black Boy is a very busy Inn; please do not expect it to be a slow laid back hotel. It is in the centre of the tourist hub of North Wales and long wait times can be norm in middle of summer. Come and visit us in the winter season for a more laid back feeling.We now also have Black Jacks, which is another renovated building in courtyard, at rear of Inn .Black Jacks is away from the hustle of the main Inn . All suites have small kitchen area.No lift in building.Some Ground floor rooms are easy access with walk in showers , 1st floor variety of rooms as is 2nd floor.we offer 24 hour staff attendance. When you stay in any country you must wish to stay in somewhere that reflects that country ,we certainly do majority of our staff are welsh speaking and so are the owners .Meal TimesSunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m.Table reservations can be made via reception up to 6.30p.m. Table allocation after 6.30.pm. will be made on availability. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. To arrange a table reservation (up to 6.30p.m.)
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Have eaten many times at this restaurant and the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is good. The restaurant staff are very pleasant.

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review , please return soon More

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always a lot of noise as the restaurant is almost always full. The portions (for me) are over-large but generally quite tasty. If you are fortunate enough to be present on an evening when they are hosting a group, you would be very fortunate. Not an environment where you can sit and have a cosy chat, but the staff are... More

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback , i have to agree this is not a slow paced Inn but as you say very fast and full. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We booked two nights at the Black Boy. The accommodation was high quality and spotlessly clean. The dining menu is varied and the food of a high standard. They don't hold back on the portions at dinner and the breakfasts are great too. We found the staff engaging and ver friendly. We would not hesitate in recommending this characterful establishment.

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Please come back soon to the Black Boy , it is lovely old Inn. More

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This old coaching Inn that has loads of history is one of the most pleasant places to eat in Caernarfon the history even dates back to the old times when a room was 1 old penny and a wench for your pleasure . The food today is very good , a nice choice of main meals from the menu and... More

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy the Black Boy , please keep coming back More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a vegetarian it is sometime difficult to find tasty options on the menu. The Black boy has an unusual, yet very tasty veggie burger on the menu. Had it twice since it was so good!

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review , i will pass your comments on to the head chef. More

Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

...good beer, comfortable surroundings, quick and friendly service. It wasn't our first visit and, with luck, won't be our last.

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Thank you for the feedback please return again soon. More

Congleton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Because of good reviews we visited the pub on 10th April, with grandchildren, early evening. We were surprised to find the restaurant full. Obviously very popular due to these reviews. We were told to go through into the bar area and we got the last table for 4 and it was only around 6.15. There was an extensive menu, which... More

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Our staff make the Inn , we have great team here . So proud of them , they always treat customer as number 1. We do employee 65 staff at the Inn , a number over the summer months at peak season.Thank you so much for the review. More

mhancock
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We have just returned from 2 night stay at the blackboy inn. From the moment we walked in till the minute we left we loved it. The staff where so friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and very clean. The bed was very comfy. The food was tasty and large portions. The breakfast choice was the best iv ever... More

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Please return soon , i am so glad you enjoyed your time at the Inn .Thank you so much for the review. Our staff check daily to try and get feedback More

Northants
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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a five minute walk away, but made this our evening home! We are here twice, in the lounge bar, which is very homely and welcoming. Food is great pub food, fresh, hot, large portions, and a superb choice. Service is extremely friendly, beer choice good. We even came for breakfast on the final morning - fantastic quality and... More

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We are the real deal as regards an olde Inn . Not one of those plastic imitations . Thank you so much for the review. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The food here was very nice and accurately reflected the price paid - that is it is not fairly expensive but you get good quality food. The service did leave us underwhelmed - not that there was anything objectionable about it just could have been better. It was limited on smiles. My husband and I both asked for no peas... More

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback , i would be grateful if you could email the time and date of visit to us .We can then check which member of staff was working on the day of service. We employee 70 staff at the Inn and it is a shame for the team if 1 member is not providing the service... More

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