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Black Boy Inn

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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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
74Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews black boy black jacks the pub low beams four poster bed coach house steak and ale pie huge portions ate here welsh breakfast mussels main building large bathroom great room both nights car park north wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have had a wonderful three days room was brilliant all three evening meals were heavenly breakfast was wonderful and the staff were absolutely brilliant so friendly and helpful will definitely come again

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Carol R
Response from blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy InnResponded today

Please do return again to this lovely Inn, so pleased you enjoyed yourselves.Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Stayed in a ground floor room. Had a massive bathroom and also cooking facilities and full size fridge. Bedroom was fantastic 👍 You couldn't ask for more. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again 😁Central location , You can park up and not bother with the car...More

Date of stay: April 2018
3  Thank paul richard j
Response from blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy InnResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review.Please return soon.

Reviewed yesterday

Inn and bar very cosy room ok and clean ,bar a little on the pricey side ,restaurant food diabolical ,ordered a curry it arrived 4 minutes later in a large bowl with rice chips and chicken curry chucked in the middle the chicken was as...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank dellboy2017
Reviewed yesterday

We spent a night at the Black Boy Inn in October (sorry for the delay in the review). I booked it last minute the day before as a treat for my fiance. When we arrived I went to reception to ask about parking, the receptionist...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Aileen3
Response from blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy InnResponded yesterday

So pleased you enjoyed your time with us at the Black Boy.Please do return soon and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went on saturday night for a friend’s birthday meal. One word AMAZING! The service was quick and staff were lovely, very helpful. I had a steak and i couldn’t fault it, spotlessly clean and a good atmosphere

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Shonaap29
Response from blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy InnResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review, our staff are the very good at helping all.

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August 17, 2018|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
we have full eating and drinking areas in the main building
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June 10, 2018|
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Response from AniPaulandCait | Reviewed this property |
Very small car park along side . But there is parking less than 5 minutes walk away
October 24, 2017|
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Room Tips
"Be sure and book a room that is not on the front right under the pub..."
Nov 14, 2018
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"As for a room in Ti Dre"
Nov 5, 2018
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"Parking is limited and SatNav directs you down a one way street."
Oct 16, 2018
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"The pub is very old and could be a problem for people with walking difficulties but there is a new building."
Sep 24, 2018
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$59 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomWalesNorth WalesCaernarfon
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