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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (127 reviews)
“lamb shank” (34 reviews)
“mussels” (38 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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1 - 10 of 2,259 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Good atmosphere, good food and good service. It tends to get full early on so recommend booking if you can, although we did not it was quite a squeeze to get in.

Thank bobahutton
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, and the location could not be better. The castle is a block away. The rooms are interesting, and ours were each different, the two-twin room having the largest bathroom,and the king and queen room with small bathrooms. The people...More

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

Thank you for the review, each room here is different so please return and book another.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a nice place to eat in Caernarfon and came across this quirky pub , absolutely wonderful place , full of character and staff were very efficient . It was very busy but we were seated within ten minutes, lamb shank was...More

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

Quicky is what we are at the Black Boy, thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I were visitng Wales and we decided to have dinner here, as well as stay here for the night, as well as having breakfast here the following morning. We were happy with everything. We had dinner there and it was very good....More

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

Please do return soon to this lovely old Inn and thank you very much for the review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stayed in Caernarfon (at Black Jacks) for 3 nights with family. The Black Boy Inn was by far the busiest place to eat within walking distance of our accommodation so we had several meals here, as well as breakfast as part of B & B....More

Thank travellingpanda972
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I will pass your comments on to Sian today .So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Three of us had lunch here, all choosing something different. The main courses were huge and we struggled to eat everything but it was so good we cleared the plates. There is an enormous menu and everything we saw coming out the kitchen looked superb....More

Thank Ian M
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We have a large number of comments about our attentive staff.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed an evening meal here on a Sunday night, not many places open on Sundays. It was busy, but the staff were calm, well organised, it is a very well run place. Food good. cosy ambiance despite having more tables than one imagined.

Thank Gillian M
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Our staff are obviously the most important part of the Inn. They are used to serving large numbers of guests over the summer season.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it was one of the few places in Caernarfon to eat off season on a Sunday night. The food was good, although the size of the portions was a bit off-putting, as they were huge. We only had one course and that defeated...More

Thank TJA2
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review and pleased you enjoyed your time with us .

Reviewed 1 week ago

a very busy venue but this did not distract from the service and the food was great, really enjoyed it.More

Thank cherylljones54
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review it puts in a few words exactly what we do.If you do see any derogatory reviews, they are usually linked or caused by customers being unhappy about the busy nature of the Inn. We are a successful pub company that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned here for 3rd time whilst on holiday as the food is lovely and large portions. The bar staff and waiters were efficient and friendly on all visits. It is popular with locals and tourists alike and is always busy. The llunch menu served until...More

Thank sunlover026
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review please do return for the 4th time.

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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$26
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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