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“New Year Treat”
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Black Boy Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
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Staffordshire
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6 reviews
“New Year Treat”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Visited the Black Boy Inn New Years eve. Was a long shot asking for a table on the night 8.30pm but the staff went out of their way to help. Michelle and the dining room staff were more than welcoming and did everything they could to make us both feel special
Food was superb as was the whole evening, highly recommended and all the staff a credit to the establishment. See you all again soon and thank you

Mr Kirkham

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your new year break .I will pass your comments on to Michele and the staff . A happy new year to you from us.
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Knew the Black Boy and its reputation beforehand, but won a competition through a local paper to stay there for two nights. The welcome, accommodation and food were excellent and both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The welcome from the owner and staff was second to none. A little touch we enjoyed was the teapot for making tea in our room!!
A highly recommended establishment. Diolch.

Room Tip: Our room was in the main part of the hotel and really conveyed the atmosphere of this old inn.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
We hope you win another stay at the Inn , so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us . Thank you for the review and hope you will call in when passing
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Excellent stay at the Inn. Great selection of real ales in the bar. Normally like to go out for a bite to eat but the restaurant had been recommended. Wasn't disappointed. Good selection of warm hearty food. Recommended. Expect to be staying there next year.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
We have the opposite problem to most Inn`s & hotels , in that most guests would like to eat in our restaurant. But you have found this yourself , so thank you for your kind review
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We have just spent 3 days here and have to say it must be the best place to stay, eat and drink in Caernarvon. Our room was more like an apartment, with a kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and table & chairs for eating, very comfortable bed, and huge smart TV. The emailed instructions lead us straight to the hotel with no problems, and parking was perfect, just outside our door. We stayed in the Black Jacks part, separate from the main hotel & bar which did get busy, understandably. The bar part was the nicest place for a drink in the town that we found during our break, and the food was very good. We had a lovely restful few days, just what was needed. Excellent service from all staff. The hotel is very handy for the town, castle, marina, and in better weather would make an excellent base for exploring the area. It being late December, cold, wet and windy, we spent a lot of time relaxing in our room, enjoying the facilities. We will certainly think about returning when we visit the area again. Thank you to all the staff!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Happy new year from us all .Thank you for the review , i think you have worded the description a lot better than i can , so thank you so much.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Well, all I can really do is echo most of the reviews on this site, and say that this is a fantastic hotel. We stayed here for a long weekend (Friday to Sunday) in December 2012.

The arrival is incredible - you drive through the gate in the Castle wall and park in a private car park reserved for hotel guests. We were given a warm Welsh welcome, and were given room 24. True, you have to duck beneath the wooden beams on your way to the room, but it's not much of a hardship!

The room was very big, clean and well-presented. The bed was comfortable. The tv had a big screen. The bathroom was spotless. You couldn't ask for more really.

The room was very quiet and peaceful, and you would not know you were staying in / above a busy pub.

We ate at the restaurant on both nights, and had breakfast on both mornings. Big portions, good food and quick, friendly service. The bar and restaurant were absolutely packed with Welsh-speaking locals, which gives you an idea of the popularity and perceived quality of the hotel. Very warm and happy atmosphere.

The hotel is perfectly placed for exploring Caernarfon on foot, and a walk to the castle is highly recommended.

No complaints at all.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
What can i say but thank you for the comments on your stay. We are a real welsh Inn , that is to say nothing false we are what we are. Welsh Inn in a welsh speaking heart of wales .Run by a welsh landlord for all.
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stayed at the Blach Boy Inn at the end of October 2012 and it was perfect from the minute we arrived. It's not very often we get a weekend away and we're very fussy about our accomodation and the hospitality we receive so trust me, I wouldn't be wring this review unless I thought the place was worth it!

Not only am I doing a review but we've rebooked for next year!

This is an old fashioned pub with a cosy open fire, fabulous staff a great range of drinks (loads of whiskeys to try :)) and lovely homemade food. We didn't come across a member of staff that wasn't prepared to go the extra mile and we didn't ask them to, they just wanted to help, what a lovely change in this day and age!

We stayed in Black Jacks and it was wonderful.
* A quiet nights sleep
* Easy access to room from the pub or without going through the pub
* Fantastic breakfast
* Large size, VERY comfortable bed
* Spotlessly clean
* Modern & stylish
* Great mini kitchen facilities
* Dining table and chairs if you want to stay in to eat
* Modern, clean and stylish bathroom
* Heated towel rail
* Lovely and warm in the room
* Just down the street from the castle and the marina

It was just perfect as far as we were concerned and we'll be regular visitors from now on :)
Thanks to everyone who made our stay so enjoyable :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you for review , Black Jacks has been added to the Inn this year to provide a different experience if you so wish. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your thanks to the staff will be passed on .
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I have stayed at the Black Boy, several times now, and without question, it's the best value hotel in the area.

The rooms are warm, and full of character. Huge TVs , great showers,, and a fantastic restaurant on the premises - and unlike the usual premier inn Table table, Brewers Fayre standardised fodder, the Black Boy restaurant is excellent - it really is.

I had been staying in the prem inn, in Caernarfon, until I found this. Bear in mind, the cost includes breakfast and wifi, so compare like with like if you're doing the maths. Oh and if you're early enough there is also free on site parking.

The only down is they serve Peroni lager on tap, and its star expensive at £4.30 a pint (as at Nov 2012) , but hey..... I'm worth it.

Room Tip: Don't park under the tree. The birds love it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
We are glad you saw our value,Our room charges are all in we do not charge extra for breakfast or WIfi . We feel it should be complete price for the necessities.
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Property: Black Boy Inn
Address: Northgate Street | Stryd Pedwar a Chewch, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Romantic Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Family Hotel in Caernarfon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Boy Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 timesSunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00P.M. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30P.M.Table reservations can be made via reception up to 6.30P.M. Table allocation after 6.30.Pm. Will be made on availability. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. To arrange a table reservation (up to 6.30P.M.)In peak season we cannot accept table bookings at all due to the volume of trade ... more   less 
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