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“Excellent Service”

The Black Boys Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Aylsham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $36
Cuisines: Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Grade 2 Listed Inn in the centre of the market town of Aylsham in Norfolk. Open all day serving coffee, drinks, breakfast, lunches and evening meals. Character beamed bar, restaurant and guest bedrooms.
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“Excellent Service”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

I recently booked a meal at the Blackboys for a special meal with friends, unfortunately, there was an error over the booking but Matthew was the consumate professional and arranged for us to eat at their sister establishment, the Bucks Head in Blicking, and organised a complementary bottle of wine for us when we got there (one picked from the menu, not simply a house red). I have eaten at the Blackboys many times and their service, food and wines are excellent.

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Bucks Arms, and would like to thank Matthew for introducing us to it. But we will be back at the BlackBoys soon for a meal, as we love the atmosphere there too. I can heartily recommend the Blackboys.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Great Food”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This pub had been recommended by a friend and we visited on a Friday lunchtime. The place was full of locals which is always a good sign. My wife went for the lamb shank and I had the scampi. Both were large portions, beautifully cooked and presented. The service was good and the bar staff very friendly and helpful. Nice atmosphere in the pub too. I would certainly eat here again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Horsford, United Kingdom
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“Superb as always”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Once again back at the black boys for lunch with my daughter , well worth the drive out from Norwich , will be back soon ! and my daughter is taking her in laws soon .

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Johndavid F
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Utterly charming”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

I liked this place. Although the decor is smart bistro, it's a curious mix of old-style local pub and high-class dining. And it works. Can't think of another place quite like this. Wide range of coffees, food superb. Stylish eating space. Roomy. Both up-to-date and old-fashioned. A lovely experience. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank CFDGS707
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CAMBRIDGE
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Black Marks for Black Boys”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Took the opportunity for a snack lunch.

Gastropub located in Market Square of a rural town in North Norfolk

Menu was quite limited with standard fodder on offer.

Servings were not over generous...Service was very poor.
Three Staff were working the Bar/Restaurant but for long periods of time there was no one avilable to serve. Far from being discreet the Staff were in a back room seeing to their own lunch!

Could do better would be my report

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank BIRDIE2Cambridge
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