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The Black Boy Inn

) #4 of 72 Restaurants in Caernarfon €€ - €€€ , British,
Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Reviewed today

you cannot miss a visit to this historic pub in the heart of Caernarfon , dating from Tudor times you cannot fail to marvel at this building and what it provides. It caters for all , from a quick drink people watching , a tasty...More

Thank robertmB3417XF
Reviewed yesterday

I went in for Rarebit and stayed for a night of poetry, politics and song. I found the local people more than friendly and the conversation easily worth a long trip. Good Rarebit, great stout and bitters ... Give it a go!

Thank Albany_Wayfarer
Reviewed yesterday

A well-known pub; restaurant and B&B and you can see why. It tries to cater for everyone and does it pretty well! Good beer; nice food offer and accomodation as well. We sat outside and enjoyed a pint and the comings-and-goings. It is right by...More

Thank Cavershamroyals
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review of this lovely old Inn.

Reviewed 2 days ago

It´s the second time I have enjoyed this pub with friends and this summer with family. Both of them the staff and the meal have been delicious. If you are visiting the castle and after that you want to recover (stairs up and down, towers...)...More

Thank FRANCISCO RAMÓN M
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review , we are one of the most popular venues in Caernarfon.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the black boy on two occasions on our holiday - first time I had the steak and ale pie which was lovely! The chips were amazing! Second time we had a Sunday roast - we were with children on this occasion and ordered...More

Thank em456aral
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pleased you had a lovely meal , we make note of your comments as regards the children's sunday lunch menu .This will be acted on during this week plus the other comment.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Impromtu visit on our way to eat but this pub is so inviting we had to stop for a few beers on the way !! The staff and locals were extremely nice and friendly and the pub itself is absolutely beautiful.

Thank DT2121
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are a friendly Inn and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

The interior of the inn is very attractive and old-style: the main dining area was full so we were directed through the courtyard to the coach house. We were seated beside the bar / service area and there seemed to be a lot of discussion...More

Thank MichelleMandC
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Inn has loads of interesting areas.Pleased you enjoyed your time with us , i have noted the discussion and will bring up in staff meeting.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Caernarfon for one night and called in on a recommendation from reception at the nearby Travelodge. We had a drink in the beer garden in the late afternoon sunshine and then asked to reserve a table for the evening but were informed...More

Thank acerfOrmby
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much , and pleased you enjoyed.Do not wait 54 years to return.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

..... visited as a result of seeing reviews on this site. Asked for a pint of Tiny something or other which I was told was off. I was offered an alternative which I was told was served in 2/3 size & not a pint. Prices...More

Thank Hergestlover
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So pleased you enjoyed the steak and ale pie with us. I gather from the comment about 2/3 pint you had one of the craft ales on that day .We would find it impossible to display prices for all the beers we have on every...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place, ticks all the boxes for an atmospheric old inn oozing with charm and character. Good seating inside and outside Fantastic range of ales and friendly, helpful staff Scrupulously clean. Sadly only had time for a drink on this occasion but wouldn't...More

Thank Darrandurus
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Please do return for a meal at a future time.Thank you for the review.

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Littlefoxyredhead
29 April 2017|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
All our table bookings are now taken via our web site and show live availability.
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Ann W
1 February 2017|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
Dioch ,Thank you for email . Dining Times at the Inn • Sunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. • Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m. Restaurant Table time reservations are only accepted to sit up to 6.30pm (subject to... More
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N6161
24 September 2016|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiry ,unfortunately we only accept bookings up to the fixed arrival time of 6.00pm.If you wish to book up to this time you may do so online or by phoning the Inn.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 673604
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Black Boy Inn
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.
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