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The Black Boy

€€ - €€€, British,
Old Road | Heage, Belper DE56 2BN, England
+44 1773 856799
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
“trifle” (3 reviews)
“cobs” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Old Road | Heage, Belper DE56 2BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for reasonably priced food for all the family and that's exactly what we got. Their baby bowls are a great idea (small bowl with a roast dinner in for £2.50) and the adults meals were very tasty and very good value. The...More

1  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal with friends and was rather disappointed with the menu found it very limited especially for myself as a bit of a fussy eater not really a lot to choose from. They did have specials on but sadly no one pointed this...More

1  Thank uktraveller40
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I could describe this place as a proper little country pub hidden away on a back road. The food was delicious, service was good, prices very reasonable. One Criticism I would have is the bar isn't greatly run, maybe it was just a one off...More

Thank carol b
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch and were fitted in despite being fully booked. Steak and ale pie was beautiful. Nicely decorated and immaculate with lovely staff. Would definitely recommend

Thank tokyScotland
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The black boy is the best meal in the area. The staff are brilliant and the pub is so clean. The meals are everything you could wish for. You can have large or small meal at a very reasonable price .Everything was hot and very...More

Thank Win52
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We were staying on The Firs Caravan Club site in Belper and the warden recommended this pub. We had a lovely meal in welcoming surroundings and were so glad we went there! We shared a platter for three and a portion of garlic mushrooms for...More

1  Thank GrandmajillBradford
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A lovely looking pub restaurant with good car parking space. Lovely warm friendly greeting from the staff. Nice bar area with darts board, outside seating with skittles outdoor game facilities. We browsed the bar snack menu and the restaurant main menu and were spoilt for...More

2  Thank V5062TLgrahams
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Another spur of the moment tea here at the Black Boy - the nicest hot roast beef cobs and onion rings you will ever taste. The white cobs are soft and floury with really tasty and tender hot beef accompanied by fresh salad. The onion...More

1  Thank Adele B
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I have been driving past this pub for a while and decided it was time to try it out. I forgot to call and book a table but luckily we were okay. I would recommend booking as it gets busy by noon. The interior decor...More

1  Thank kevintaylor9
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We continue to be regular visitors here as part of a large group of former colleagues. The food is good, with generous portions and good service. The refurb has modernised the Restaurant area. Good choice of hand pulled beers. Prices are very reasonable

1  Thank jandlUk
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John S
9 August 2016|
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Response from Married405 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do open on a Sunday evening. I advise you to ring and book yourself a table. The Black Boy is very popular on Sunday. Hopefully you can manage to book a table on the day you require. Enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Road | Heage, Belper DE56 2BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 856799
This is a traditional village pub which has a restaurant area and does very good, simple food, that is cooked fresh to order. The bar area has recently been refurbished to a high standard, and an extension has created an additional dining area which is disabled friendly.
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