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The Black Boy

Certificate of Excellence
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Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
+44 1296 641258
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meal in a delightful pub (best to book, particularly at busy times e.g. Sunday). Friendly helpful staff. Good menu, although a number of items had sold out. Portion size medium, average pub food price. Good location, car park full but room on the road. Dogs welcome, no restrictions.

Thank Takum111
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit very much. Attentive staff and a good varied menu. We were a large group and all dishes ordered were of a hood standard. GF meals were readily available. It was a bit draughty where we were seated (near the kitchen) but most tables looked cosy. Good ambience.

Thank rosalin101
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to Black Boy many times over the years, current owners are a great improvement and after our last visit about 2 months ago when we had excellent Sunday roasts and value for money we returned again yesterday with friends. Whilst the roasts were good the portion size of vegetables were little more than garnish for the meat or fish.... More 

Thank brenpetew
West Berkshire
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my sister and her husband who live in the area. I wasnt expecting too much and first appearances were mixed. The building itself is a fairly typical period Brit pub which on the outside looks really old (it is..1524) and in need of some TLC but in reality it simply reflects the construction of the time -... More 

Thank Robert C
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I've had food here many times over the last year & hoped it was going to get better but sadly it only gets worse. The food is below average which is a shame for a nice pub.

1 Thank Markymark1971
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Welcoming staff. We went for lunch but open in evenings. Lovely views when weather good. Excellent range of foods including delli boards to share. Real ales. Child friendly

Thank margaretwW7668PU
angouleme, france
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

What a great pub - cosy, welcoming, very comfortable seating. For a Monday night the choice of food was exceptional. Would have no hesitation in returning.

Thank mitsy58
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We arrived on spec just before 6pm to be greeted with a sign on the door "Private function tonight, kitchen closed". We went in to ask if there was another pub locally where we could have a meal. The kitchen was opened especially for us with apology that we would be slightly rushed as the function was due to start... More 

1 Thank Bill C
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456 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We had booked a table for lunch en route to Waddesden House and were asked if we minded a slightly later time than origobnally requested as they had a large party in ahead of us and didn't want to clog up their kitchen. No problem to us as we could relax in the bar withm a glass or two, including... More 

Thank Alan P
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Black Boy Oving In the 15 years we have been in the Village we have seen a number of tenants try to make a go of the Black Boy. At last we seem to have struck oil! As well as good food they’ve finally made it into the Good Beer guide with well kept & interesting ale. We attended the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Oving
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 641258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?