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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We just got home from a fabulous 3 night break at the Black Boy Inn. Wonderful location. Great rooms. Food outstanding. Staff very friendly. Excellent value. Breakfast outstanding. We used it as a base to visit Llyn Peninsular and Snowdon area. We will be back.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have a holiday home in Caernarfon and this our absolute favourite, we have visited on many occasions and as yet have had nothing but amazing food and fantastic service, at an excellent price, well worth a visit it's top notch

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely atmospheric building, traditional interior with beamed ceilings. Service was quick and efficient, the staff were very pleasant. Food was great quality and reasonably priced. Nice to hear Welsh being spoken there as a matter of course, but as a poor Welsh speaker, I didn't...More

Thank Witpix
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous stay, it was a shame it was only for one night! The food and attentive service in the restaurant was spot on, especially from the gentleman manager (very attentive with a great tan!!) although the portion sizes were huge- I won’t...More

Thank Welshwinelover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous place. Pleasant staff and a lovely atmosphere in the pub which is very olde world. We stayed around the corner in their other rooms but breakfast which was delicious with something for everyone was served in the Black boy. Our room was...More

Thank AnnabelleWales
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast muffin in excellent surroundings and extremely pleasant and peaceful experience. Can’t wait to return.

Thank Gary19851
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visit The Black Boy regularly for meals as they are delicious, fairly priced and the portions are generous.The staff are always friendly and the service is very good.

Thank IonaWyn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely lunch with our children, we booked a table the day before as we knew how popular it is. We turned up an hour early as our travel circumstances changed, they accommodated is even though they were busy! The food is good pub food,...More

Thank vickygee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Room was small not one really shown on photos very small on suite ... food amazing location perfect and beer best ever... staff amazing but breakfast staff need to smile felt like didn’t want us there

Thank Maxine T
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is simply the best around for miles. It is also miles ahead in the service the splendid staff offer with the food tasty, fresh and reasonable washed down by a vast choice of ales, wines and spirits. All this in a great atmosphere so...More

Thank henhwcer
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Questions & Answers
Janet M
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Mike2217 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park but you need a code For access. Just ask in reception. But there is a public car pack about 50 yards down the road.
April 29, 2017|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
All our table bookings are now taken via our web site and show live availability.
Ann W
February 1, 2017|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
Dioch ,Thank you for email . Dining Times at the Inn • Sunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. • Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m. Restaurant Table time reservations are only accepted to sit up to 6.30pm (subject to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $27
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 673604
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  • This restaurant is at Black Boy Inn
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 Times Sunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m.Table reservations can be made via our web site only. We operate a table waiting system from the door at all times to keep the dining areas full. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. Book a table online please.
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