Having nothing to watch on the telly I decided to browse trip advisor and was shocked and appalled at the reviews the Black Boy has been receiving. I am married to a chef trained by Raymond Blanc..I am an ex head waitress and we travel 50 minutes from home to get to the Black Boy.
I take family and friends and eat here at least once a week...NEVER have I been treated badly by the staff, if there has been an issue it has been quickly resolved and apologies all round.
4 HOURS I have spent there today with my family, the food was as ever well presented, well cooked and the staff were attentive to our needs.
I also have a teenager with a disability and again they cater for her needs..The pub is NOT grubby, the carpets are not filthy and the staff work hard to offer good honest food. If you want microwaved boil in the bag food head to the harvester or toby carvery where the veg is tired and dried up !!!!! Words like VILE and DISGUSTING that have been used do not reflect the Black Boy. I work hard for my money and would not keep spending it here if it is as bad as a small number of people are saying; I look forward to my visits and thank Russ and his team for continued top class service.
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