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The Black Boy Inn

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Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went to Black Boy one day on a whim. When we walked in it was packed and we thought we'd have to wait ages for a table, but we were given a table within five minutes, in a separate part of the pub. We told the waitress we were vegan and she said her son is vegan too and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch recently on a wet and miserable day. Entering the Black Boy takes you into a warm interior, full of character. A warm oasis f on the January cold. We ate a fine seafood lunch- Menai mussels in a cream and wine sauce (delicious) and my partner had mackerel with sweet potato chips. Reasonable wine choices and responsive... More 

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review , please do try us again on a sunny day. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Roaring coal fires Hotel delicious food Great selection of beers what else could one ask for on a cold wet January weekend

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2 Thank 832Starrsy
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Atmosphere is what we are about, thank you for the review. More 

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old quaint. Nice food. Traditional meals but nothing special. The pub part in my opinion needs work.

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1 Thank Deborah B
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your meal, not sure what you mean about work.All areas have been maintained and refurbished in last couple years .Hence the winning of the Loo of the year awards 2017.We are not allowed to change to be a modern bar area due to the listing of the property. More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food, home made lasagne and salmon pate definitely recommend. Always going to be a favourite restaurant + pub.

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1 Thank Gray_28
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We thank you very much for the review, so glad you enjoyed. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant freshly cooked food, obviously have a chef who can cook without a bank of microwaves. Meat cooked to perfection, veg spot on and sauces to die for

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1 Thank steviedib
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We do not have many microwaves as you state , loads of ovens though.Thank you very much for the review. More 

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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only actually had a cream tea in here but what a pub!!! So many interesting rooms and artifacts!! Very friendly staff and yummy cream tea. We will be back...... Recommend popping in, the restaurant had just lit the fire and it looked very cosy

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review ,so glad you enjoyed our real fires. More 

Burton on Ttrent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely quality real ale, good food and busy in the summer. A few mix ups when busy, stated they could a dish and had put a note in. Turns out they had not and could not do it on the day. Great setting inside the bar, dining room and at the outside tables.

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time with us.Thank you for the review. More 

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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited early January on the off chance had a cold Saturday evening may offer up some warm grub for us. Told there'd be half hour wait on arrival o went and sat in the bar with snacks and a drink warning by the real fire. Twenty minutes later staff buzzed us in and we were treated to a great old... More 

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Our roaring fires are great especially in the winter months. We do use a buzzer system for table allocation.Thank you for the review. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was superb we had the steak & haddock off the specials board. The food was served quickly but was hot & very very nice. Definitely worth the visit, shame it isn't nearer home.

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1 Thank lolgriff
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Please do visit us again when you are in the area .Thank you for the review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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
  • This restaurant is at Black Boy Inn
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.)

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