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“Excellent food and service”
Review of The Black Boy Inn

The Black Boy Inn
Ranked #8 of 108 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: International, Pub, Welsh
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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 Times Sunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m.Table reservations can be made via our web site only. We operate a table waiting system from the door at all times to keep the dining areas full. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. Book a table online please.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Ordered from specials menu and had a large generous portion of chicken and leek pie with mashed potato and peas which was excellent. Friendly cheerful staff who served us. Would definitely recommend the food and charm of this oldie worldly pub.

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2013

Thank you for kind review , we also feel the Inn has great charm .We are so lucky to have Marius as our head chef , who has transformed the menus over last few months to reflect his quality and passion of quality

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I've been to the Black Boy several times now with my partner. It truly is a brilliant establishment and proper old fashioned pub. The proper fires make the Inn very homely and inviting - especially when the weather is bad...

The Wrexham Lager is brilliant and they have a fine selection of Welsh Ales. The menu offers a wide range of homemade food, the basket meals are very good value. If you are in for lunch I would highly recommend the Scampi & Chips basket meal for £3.50 (ish) and if your looking for an evening meal the Rump Steak with a Welsh Rarebit crust is truly superb.

I can not recommend the Inn enough, give it a try yourselves!

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Thank EJonesWales
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you for review , we are indeed a real welsh inn with fires, real welsh spoken freely and in the majority in the town . hence we sell welsh lager and real ales .

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Loved the atmosphere, location and history and story that goes with name. Good food and ales with pleasant staff.

Thank CheshireChallenger
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Diolch , thank you for feedback . You have caught the essence of the Inn in few words.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

The local real ales from Blue Moose and Llyn Brewery are excellent, but the food was average. It was quite busy for an early January night and the bar and food service staff were excellent.

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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Thank you for your review .I am so glad you enjoyed our selection of real ales , sorry your meal did not reflect this on this occasion.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Wow check out this stunning old hotel in Caernarfon. Had a great dinner there on Sat night and returned again a few days later for a bit to eat for lunch. You have to try the Black Boy ale, probably one of the best beers we have had whilst in the UK this trip. We just love the old english pub and this one ticks all the boxes.

Thank Susan S
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blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

We thank you you for feedback . This Inn is the real thing , Real Ales , Real Fires and Real Meals. If you are looking for a true welsh Inn and not a typical bland chain this is the one .

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