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“Plentiful and palatable.”
Review of The Black Boy

The Black Boy
Ranked #16 of 23 Restaurants in Knowle
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Plentiful and palatable.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good choice. Large portions. Reasonable price & quality and it serves a purpose. It isn't 'special' but we often go. Sitting out by the canal 'under the heaters in winter' can be very pleasant.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Solihull
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Value For Money first class”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Visited Black Boy recently and yet again staff and management were 1st class, food and service even better
Thank you Black Boy for a great night out
You never disappoint

  • Visited December 2012
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coventry
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Poor service, bar staff more interested in chatting and did not have a clue on how to serve a drink. Food service very average, order at the bar was very slow and had to be done at the end of the bar? Food was large, but typical pub food, badly presented and tasted how it looked. It's time to step into the modern world, and raise your game. Will not visit again.

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London/Worcs
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492 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Canal side location”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Called in for a drink so cannot comment on the food. The location, directly by the canal, is lovely. Huge beer garden directly canalside which I imagine comes into its own in the summer. Outside seating also available in front of the entrance. The pub itself is fairly large and set in extensive grounds has some nice touches - in particular an open fire towards the rear windows. Some interesting pictures are hung throughout and the outside lights make the building welcoming.

Asked for a wine list but it appears wine is only available by the bottle so instead settled for a G&T. Alcohol free beer - Holsten - is sold. Food menu looked very extensive with typical 'pub grub' and was reasonably priced. Most of the other people present were eating.

  • Visited November 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yuk”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

When we visited the Black Boy we sat outside and none of the tables had been cleared, there were flies buzzing around everywhere and it was the same when we went to the bar. Needless to say we changed our mind about ordering food.

The view over the canal is nice outside, would recommend it for a drink maybe.

Visited May 2012
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