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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a two night stay through Secret Escapes. We had a nice friendly welcome from the young lady on reception. Our room was fabulous with a huge comfy bed and a kitchen area. Lots of tea & coffee supplied. Bathroom was super with a great big bath & overhead shower. Lots of nice toiletries & good quality loo paper!! Pub...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed , we do place offers via various agents in winter months. A great time of the year to visit and enjoy the peaceful scenery, as in the summer month sit becomes hectic everywhere with people. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just could not fault our three night stay .. our room was beautiful .. the staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was so delicious we ate there all three nights .. So much history to this place and lots of quirky features narrow corridors low beams such a treat to stay here x

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your 3 night stay with us.Thank you very much for the review.

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed here a few times when traveling for work, the hotel is very old and has a lovely feel. I have always had a lovely rooms, great food in the bar and a good breakfast. The car park is very tight, if you arrive late it can be a nightmare to park.

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

The car parking like in all old towns can be a bit tight as you state.We allways find areas to park, hence the reason for firstly using the free slate quay car park first .The spaces are larger and easier to manoeuvre than the very small car park next to the Inn.Thank you for the review.

Marple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Nom nom nom.... Fabulous old inn with wonderful old worldy decor, a fantastic selection of cask ales and ridiculously good food!! We are in the coach house, had the seafood crumble and wild boar pie, followed by the most sublime sticky toffee pudding and a bottle of SA Sauvignon Blanc. To be fair, food doesn't often come better. The seafood...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here twice now,this time was for my birthday with a couple of friends who hadn't been before. Thoroughly enjoyed it, food was excellent as was the first time we stayed. Our friends were very impressed as we take it in turns to pick a place to stay when we decided a weekend away. Certainly recommend the Black Boy

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

o pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you of the review

Reviewed 1 week ago

My traveling companion and I, two senior Americans, checked into the Black Boy Inn without a reservation on a January evening after a long day of driving. Right away, we learned how accommodating the staff could be. We were offered parking in a small on site parking lot (er, car park) and when we had trouble with the key code...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this full description of your time spent with us, so pleased you enjoyed your time here.Thank you for the review.

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from another great stay at the Black Boy Inn. We worked out it was our seventh visit and have stayed in seven different equally pleasant rooms - just thirty one others to try! This time we booked into Black Jacks behind the inn. Our room was very comfortable and clean with adequate space for our clothes and a...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review.So pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere during the rugby game.A very busy weekend for us of course.

Amlwch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Black Boy for lunch last Thursday. We have not been for over twelve months but nothing has changed. It is the most attractive old world inn with bags of character. We were welcomed by a roaring fire and a warm greeting from all the staff. The menu is extensive and I defy anyone to not find something to...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We hopefully do not change to much.But maintain our standards.Thank you for the review.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I recently stayed at the Black Boy Inn in January 2017. We stayed for 2 nights and can only give it an amazing review. Our book in and book out process was quick and simple and our room (11) was great. The bed was huge and everything was clean and well kept. But I think what made...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and enjoying your stay. Sorry there was no ghost seen this time, but you can always return to try again.Thank you for the review.

North Queensferry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first stayed at the Black Boy on a University field trip over 20 years ago and had fond memories from that, the evening I spent in February 2017 is equally as memorable. I was meeting some friends who live in Doha, Qatar (Aus and US by origin) and we were all made to feel very welcome. On check in,...

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blackboy673604, Owner at Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. So glad it brought the memories of the Inn back to you.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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The Black Boy Inn
The Black Boy Inn
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Black Boy Inn

Address: Northgate Street | Stryd Pedwar a Chewch, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Caernarfon
Price Range: €81 - €157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Boy Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Black Boy Inn Caernarfon, Wales
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“Car park very tight. Free permit supplied for nearby quayside carpark.”
 of 5 bubbles 362liza, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Good choice of differing rooms dependent on when you book, very popular inn.”
 of 5 bubbles Reyn022, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 11 which had a hug king sized bed and very clean and modern bathroom. There was a small window looking out onto the street”
 of 5 bubbles ShazYoung, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are cosy, this is a traditional inn with a huge amount of character and was exactly what I wanted and expected.”
 of 5 bubbles DesertBeetle, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The apartments are on 3 floors with no lift if you cannot climb stairs then ensure you request ground floor room parking is hit and miss”
 of 5 bubbles debjohn2013, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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