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The Black Boy

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Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
+44 1296 641258
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here twice recently and had very good food both times. Sat outside the first time and the views over the garden and sunset are lovely on a summers eve. Not pretentious or expensive, just a nice place serving quality food and wine. sat watching a kestrel and Kite whilst dining, my kind of place!

Thank kmsHerts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this pub three times, twice for drinks and once to eat. The staff are friendly. The food is lovely and the views are stunning. Because of the size of the garden, it is a good pub to take children to, although inside is not a big area.

Thank LondonTrisha
North Marston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely to visit The Black Boy on Friday evening and to find it buzzing with people and families. We were warmly welcomed although they were busy. The staff were friendly and helpful as they always are at their sister pub in Long Crendon. The menu was imaginative and varied and we had a lovely meal. This has always... More 

Thank MrsAWilkinsonMBE
Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this beautiful country pub for my mums birthday. It was absolutely lovely from beginning to end. The pub is lovely and clean in a beautiful location. The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make our meal and time there wonderful. The food was delicious and lovely choice. Extra thanks go to the staff... More 

Thank Becky T
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here twice so far this year; once with friends and more recently with family. The inside of the pub is lovely - smart but casual. However it's the views from the large beer garden that truly blow you away - I think they're the best I have come across in Bucks. They also allow (well-behaved) dogs, which we... More 

Thank C T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to other village pubs for sunday lunch and been really disappointed -My faith is restored -The food was delicious,the service was good -the price was competitive -wine reasonably priced -view from the garden icing on the cake. Oh and dog friendly as good garden area.

Thank Verna S
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for a drink and the food is beyond fantastic! Tori, Cleo and Kerry are the best barmaids ever, their level of service are above exceptional. Great atmosphere, will definitely cone back again- what fun!

Thank Sarah B
Brackley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Having not visited for several years due to moving away, we had an opportunity to revisit and we just so loved our visit. The welcome on arrival together with service at table was really good and we will certainly look to visit again.

1 Thank Tonymnn13
Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We met as a family for a celebration lunch. ALL staff were friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. The food was perfection, absolutely delicious from beginning to end. This is a long way from our home but worth every bit of the travelling, we all highly recommend this pub for its food/drink and lovely staff - oh, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Had I not known this quaint little pub was here I would never have visited but after a road closure detour I had a very enjoyable lunch. Rib eye steak served with roasted cherry tomatoes, rustic fries, mushrooms and a totally gorgeous 3 peppercorn sauce, cooked to perfection and scoffed down with gratitude. Sweet had to be had after such... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Vegetarian, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
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?