We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Black Boy Inn

The Black Boy Inn
Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 98 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: International, Pub, Welsh
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.)
wales
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

A fantastic special being run at the moment £2.95 for a variety of dishes, between 12-3 pm. A lovely character inn circ 1522, low ceilings, thick walls, timber and lots of brass ornaments. The food was excellent, sausage and mash and plaice and chips were very good, and the price made it even better. Staff very welcoming and helpful, service quick, cosy surroundings and a price that would be hard to beat, we shall certainly be paying this Inn a visit very soon. 10 out of 10

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
we run promotions like this during the down season , i thank you for your feedback
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

715 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    405
    209
    55
    28
    18
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Ordered from specials menu and had a large generous portion of chicken and leek pie with mashed potato and peas which was excellent. Friendly cheerful staff who served us. Would definitely recommend the food and charm of this oldie worldly pub.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for kind review , we also feel the Inn has great charm .We are so lucky to have Marius as our head chef , who has transformed the menus over last few months to reflect his quality and passion of quality
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ruthin, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A must if you're visiting Caernarfon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I've been to the Black Boy several times now with my partner. It truly is a brilliant establishment and proper old fashioned pub. The proper fires make the Inn very homely and inviting - especially when the weather is bad...

The Wrexham Lager is brilliant and they have a fine selection of Welsh Ales. The menu offers a wide range of homemade food, the basket meals are very good value. If you are in for lunch I would highly recommend the Scampi & Chips basket meal for £3.50 (ish) and if your looking for an evening meal the Rump Steak with a Welsh Rarebit crust is truly superb.

I can not recommend the Inn enough, give it a try yourselves!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for review , we are indeed a real welsh inn with fires, real welsh spoken freely and in the majority in the town . hence we sell welsh lager and real ales .
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Time gone by.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Loved the atmosphere, location and history and story that goes with name. Good food and ales with pleasant staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Diolch , thank you for feedback . You have caught the essence of the Inn in few words.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cardiff
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Cosy, traditional pub with excellent local real ales”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The local real ales from Blue Moose and Llyn Brewery are excellent, but the food was average. It was quite busy for an early January night and the bar and food service staff were excellent.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for your review .I am so glad you enjoyed our selection of real ales , sorry your meal did not reflect this on this occasion.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Black Boy Inn also viewed

Caernarfon, Gwynedd
 
Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Caernarfon, Gwynedd
 

Been to The Black Boy Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Black Boy Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.