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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would try the pub as we had an event to attend in the village. We were rewarded with a delicious main course. Followed by equally lovely pudding, accompanied by great coffee. The portions were just right. Served in reasonable amount of time by helpful staff. Amazing to have no complaints!

Thank Harriet M
aylesbury, bucks
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old village pub in delightful setting. Views from back garden lovely. Good looking menu. Visited two years ago, drink prices seemed a bit high

Thank david_anna
North Marston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mostly good. But sometimes the food has been a bit of a let down, not always but sometimes. Staff generally friendly and helpful.

Thank Melrec
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonable selection of food and what we had was good. However the pub lacked atmosphere and not really welcoming. Although we said on arrival we had booked we had to ask a couple of times before we were shown to our table. Service was not great. The bottle of wine we had ordered was just plonked on the table. As... More 

1 Thank sgdbdhd
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

We were made so welcome, nothing was too much trouble! Lovely helpful friendly staff. Delicious food from a large menu and the lovely chef even came out to see us ! This was our third visit to this beautiful pub and the quality and service has been every bit as good as the last ! Thank you to you all,... More 

Thank Ladyphilly64
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171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 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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154 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 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 January 9, 2017

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 December 27, 2016

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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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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

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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
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?