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“A very nice stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Black Boy Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Northgate Street | Stryd Pedwar a Chewch, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A very nice stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On Thursday 1st November 2012 we went down to Wales and we stayed in the black boy inn
And the rooms where good I liked the bed and it had a tainy kitchen and I liked the railway
And I like the food and the free wi-fi and the shop and I liked the toy shop we had a grate time in Wales.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Please come back soon to this lovely Inn . Thank you very much for review.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed here last year for the Etape Eryrie cycling event and had a fantastic stay. This year I came back and stayed for a third night as the ambiance, food, drink are second to none. I needed breakfast at 6.30am on the Sunday and they prepared a tray of food for me and left it in my room.
Bonus for me was being able to converse with staff in Welsh
Diolch and I look forward to 2015

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Diolch yn fawr i chi, please come back soon to this lovely welsh run Inn.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I booked our our sunday lunch in advance online, and very glad I did!
We were on holidays and it was also Fathers Day - a busy place.
Quick, friendly service and food was AMAZING!
Best meal we've had in a week.
Lots of choice and we loved the decor - in keeping with the building/surroundings.
I would highly recommend this pub and the food - very good indeed and not pricey.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you for these comments , I think we are fairly priced and kept the Inn as it should be . It certainly is not a plastic building and uniform in size etc.. Please come back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place had everything, nice rooms, great staff, fabulous local fare in the restaurant, and a great welcoming pub. we had a great time and would go back in an instant. The staff could not have been nicer

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
So glad you enjoyed this real Inn, Thank you for the review
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great food, lovely presentation and flavours,prices reflect the quality .
The menu is varied and you are spoilt for choice.
Inside was full of enthusiastic locals and was full, we found a table outside as it was a lovely evening. We loved it!!!! Highly recommend

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for the lovely review , please come back again to this lovely Inn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited here whilst on holiday in north wales - we didn't eat here but the food looked nice.
We visited on a Saturday evening - the pub was busy and service was slow with only one person serving on the bar.
We sat outside as the weather was nice and the setting within the castle walls was lovely
The pub was full of history

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for review , sorry about slower bar service than usual . We do sometimes get caught out with staff rotas at busier times of the year .
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Simply stunning location, great price and very comfortable accommodation. We stayed in the annex (Black Jacks) behind the pub and was very please. More like a small apartment than a hotel room - with well equipped kitchenette. Having a fridge is a huge bonus as you can keep your night cap and hangover water cold!
Breakfast was fantastic as was the pub itself and the restaurant (separate review).
Would definitely recommend and stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for lovely review , please come back soon
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Additional Information about Black Boy Inn

Address: Northgate Street | Stryd Pedwar a Chewch, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Family Hotel in Caernarfon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Boy Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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.)In peak season we cannot accept table bookings at all due to the volume of trade ... more   less 
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