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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Ranked #8 of 98 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $28
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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Cheshire,England
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Been to this pub to eat twice and went last weekend for a few drinks. Food is very good and reasonable price for large portions of good quality food. The outside eating area in the courtyard is beautiful but if course last weekend it was too cold to sit outside so we decided just to have a couple of drinks.... More 

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

Thank you for the review and so glad you enjoyed the Inn. The reason for the pricing structure is that allows our customers to enjoy a quality atmosphere at the Inn, and we are able to reinvest in it structure every year. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I have been staying here most weeks for a year now 2014 to 2015 I have never had a bad meal here,whether it be a bar snack or restaurant meal, always served with a smile from the hardworking staff, Look out for the specials marked on numerous slate tiles in each bar or restaurant. I had the 'steak special' one... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review . So nice to see to receive comments from a guest who has stayed over a long period.Hope you keep on returning. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

stayed here 2 nights and it is a fantastic place to be. suitable for the disabled (2 rooms) which are well thought out. food is great and staff friendly. rooms clean and beds you just love.

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

We have 6 ground floor rooms some with walk in showers and all easy to access. Thank you for the review. More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Warm Friendly Inn, fantastic staff. Accommodation recently refurbished (2012-2013) Stayed in the Ty Dre Guest house - owned by the Inn - and it was 5 star. Only 30 seconds from the Inn so no bother.

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Ty Dre . Thank you so much for the kind review. More 

Rainhill, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Lots of choice at the bar. Was the busiest place we found in Caernarfon. Restaurant was full you need to book in advance no matter what time of year.

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

Thank you very much for your review.We do indeed get very busy at the Inn. More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Amazing value for money. I had lunch and dinner here, I can't get enough. Great place to stop in when your a traveller in North Wales!

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

Please return on your next trip.Thank you for the review. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had an evening meal and breakfast in the Black Boy Inn and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful 16th century inn. The atmosphere and service were really good and the food was fresh, well cooked and well presented. The price was good too, we paid £65 for 4 of us, 3 having a 3 course meal. We have now... More 

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Thank you very much for the review, look forward to your return More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Been in Bangor for over a year and have explored most evening food options. So pleased to have discovered this great eatery. If you are craving real and tasty traditional dishes prepared in response to seasonal locally available produce. Two of us enjoyed a three course meal with drinks for less than £40.The service was attentive and courteous. The only... More 

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

Thank you for the review and hope you return soon.Our table system has been fixed after many years of trial and error. We do indeed have to try and take care of our 80 residents in house ,as well as our high local trade .For this reason we do not accept bookings usually after 6.30pm in the evening .The reasoning... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The armosphere in this place is very nice, its an old fashion pub, with very nice food. A lot of holiday makers goes here. It is bit pricey.. But there we are.

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Thank you very much for the review. More 

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

had to book table as this place always popular, great food , really nice atmosphere, lovely staff we had a very pleasant meal

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

We take bookings up to 6.30 in the evening only . Thank you for the review. More 

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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 7 - 28
Cuisine: International, Pub, Welsh

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