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Black Boy Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Caernarfon
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2 reviews
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“Cannot reccomend it highly enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have just returned after 3 days at this great olde world atmospheric hotel. The staff are lovely the restaurant manager was especially helpful, the food was wonderful with a great selection and large portions at a reasonable price. The room was comfortable clean and spacious for a small hotel. This is a really great family run hotel business and we will be returning again soon. Thank You to all at the Black Boy. Dave and Von

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
All the main staff try so hard at the Inn to please , we are so grateful to them . Thank you for the review and hope you return soon.
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent.
Food Excellent
Service excellent
The staff so friendly and helpful especially the waitress in the restaurant on Saturday night . The room was very clean only downside was a slight damp smell apart from that it was perfect. The
Wrexham Larger was going down a treat.
I went with my partner ans two friends and we will definitely be coming back again. Recommend the Black Boy Inn to anyone.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for the review , please return soon .
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had a really good overnight stay in one of the rooms with kitchens. Very comfortable & would have been excellent for a short break. Fabulous food eaten in the Coach House and buzzing atmosphere in the bar. The highlight, however was the helpfulness & friendliness of the staff. We will certainly be back

Room Tip: The rooms in Black Jacks all have kitchen diners
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you so much for the review , hope you come back soon
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

We ate lunch at the black boy inn after stumbling across here. Excellent food in lovely surroundings. Good value for money as portions were really large. Definitely recommend to others and we will be back if in the area again

  • Stayed April 2014
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Please come back soon to the are to experience the Black Boy again . Thank you so much for the review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We have just spent 4 nights here and had a wonderful stay. Comfortable room, great breakfasts - the kippers were delicious - friendly staff, and two very good evening meals. Would happily stay again and would highly recommend. We had a room with a well equipped kitchen area, which gave us the flexibility we wanted.

  • Stayed March 2014
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
We thank you for the review and look forward to you returning
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Lovely welcome, fabulous room, fabulous location, fabulous evening meal in the restaurant, fabulous breakfast........basically we had a fabulous time!!! Thank you so much, we can't wait to come back and visit again x

Room Tip: Room 51 in the annex is just superb.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Thank you so much for the review , please return soon.
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

We arrived in Caernarfon for a weekend break and on our initial exploratory walk around the town we stumbled upon the Black Boy. When we entered the public bar it was crowded (always a good sign), but managed to find seats at the bar and enjoyed a couple of pints of Welsh beer. This is a real "olde world" inn with real fires, dark cosy interior, oak beams and all the atmosphere of a busy old style country tavern the likes of which seem to be rapidly disappearing in the 21st century. The service from the bar staff was excellent. As a result of this initial visit we returned a couple of evenings later, without having booked, to have a meal. Not surprisingly the restaurant was pretty full but the excellent staff immediately found a table for us in the adjacent Coach House where we enjoyed a superb meal of freshly cooked food (the stew was fantastic) and beautiful wine all very reasonably priced at around £38 for two people. We later tried to book a room in order to return later in the Spring but were not surprised again to find that the hotel was full. For sheer quality of service, food, drink and atmosphere this place is unbeatable; a "must visit" for all travellers to Caernarfon. We hope to return soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for this lovely review , so glad you enjoyed your time at the Inn.The Black Boy is an original Inn , we try very hard to keep it as an original as we can . But we do try and bring the modern twist as well in technology.Please return soon.
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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 Family Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Green Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Business Hotel in Caernarfon
#1 Romantic 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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