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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Ranked #9 of 96 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: International, Pub, Welsh
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, 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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Llanharan, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I booked a table for nine people to celebrate my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary early in November. I was in touch with the restaurant by phone and by email a few weeks in advance and they were very helpful. We were advised to pre-order our meals as they can get quite busy on a Saturday and this was no problem... More

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

Thank you very much for the review .I will pass your comments on to all staff at the Black Boy.So glad you enjoyed your time at the Inn. More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The smoked haddock was very tasty as was the sea bass. The rice pudding was fantastic and the donation to charity a good touch. All served with humour and a smile in good time.

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

All the staff do try very hard at the Inn , all staff tips are pooled and divided amongst the staff by a independent troncmaster to ensure fairness.Thank you for the review. More

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We would love to have eaten here but were denied service in the middle of the evening despite being handed menus. A lovely location let down by the inflexible customer service. Extremely disappointed.

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

We do limit our service at times due to the high volume of custom at the Inn. More

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived at the hotel to have a drink and some food after a long day's work. We bought a drink, sat down, I then went to the bar to ask about food, I was handed a menu by one waitress and a wine menu by another. We spent 5 mins looking before I went back to the bar to... More

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

Sorry you where not informed of our meal cut off times correctly by member of staff . We have 85 staff working at the Inn and serve up to 800 meals a day in peak season, so therefore we know we will get it wrong some times.This will now be brought to the attention of the managers on site to... More

Lancashire
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We recently stayed in The Black Boy inn. The hotel is lovely and so are the staff. Please remember to book a table for dinner, as staying in the hotel does not mean you will automatically get a table. Though Delwin, was extremely helpful and made sure we got a table. The food is gorgeous and there is lots of... More

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

Thank you for the feedback , as regards the breakfast on sunday morning this was true that there was a problem 2 staff rung in ill. so very short staffed hope this will not put you off returning to this lovely Inn. More

Blackburn
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went here for lunch with wife & 6 year old son. My other half ordered the fish finger 'baguette', I ordered the chicken, bacon & mayo 'baguette' and my son ordered the ham, egg & chips. The Ham, egg & chips seem really good value and my son enjoyed it. Now to the 'baguettes'!!! - or should i say slightly... More

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

My apology,we do not usually get a lot of complaints considering the meal numbers we sell per day .So i can only apologize and hope you will try us again. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Had a good few in here. Tidy Warm Nice pint Friendly Visa accepted Old world feeling In the City walls

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

Thank you for highlighting the main points of the Inn.Please return Inn. More

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We're on our second night and cannot fault it. Lovely roon (four poster bed is well worth it). We ate in last night and it tremendous, we could not fault it and were truly stuffed. All if the staff are great and so so friendly. Smashing full Welsh breakfast too!!!!

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

Thank you so much for the review, please return soon. More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Brilliant pub. Stunning olde worlde atmosphere and excellent service. Had a meal here (smoked haddock) - possibly the best meal in a pub that I have ever had. The wife agrees. :-)

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

We of course agree , thank you for the review. More

Stoke On Trent
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food here was of a really great quality and when we had the lunch menu it was amazing value (two courses for £8.50) The lunch menu is actually available up till 6pm as well. I'd happily come back the next time im in the area.

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Thank you for the review,please do return soon. More

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Additional Information about The Black Boy Inn

Address: Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1286 673604
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: International, Pub, Welsh

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