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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • 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 via mobile

Popped in with a group of friends for lunch. Lovely traditional old pub setting, atmospheric, friendly staff and delicious fresh hot food. Don’t pass by as you will miss out. Back again soon

Thank Craig H
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Back again soon is a great advert for us.Thank you so much for the review.

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was recommended to eat at The Black Boy Inn by a member of staff from my hotel.. It is a very popular place to eat, with a great reputation so it gets very busy at peak times, so you may have to wait for...More

Thank Rick64
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review, particularly as you are also in the trade .We do indeed get very busy and it is a credit to our staff to keep the standards that we manage to achieve.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Quaint Inn with lots of charm, character and steeped in history. Located just within the castle walls has a large restaurant, seating at the front of the inn and also a large beer garden at the rear

Thank HENRIETTATUNISIA
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I love the description, Quaint Inn with lots of charm, character and steeped in history.Thank you so much for the review..

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this historical pub inside the castle boundary three times in the past week, and ate there twice. It is clearly popular with the locals many of whom spoke Welsh, and was busy every time I went there. I found the beer, wine and...More

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your meals with us.You have brought two points to our attention that have been resolved .We did have a problem with delivery of toilet rolls and used household as a standby .Bad idea as they disappeared very quickly and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few nights in Caernarfon and this was the nicest pub we visited. There was a good selection of real ales on, but a bit pricey at £3.70 a pint. Was OK to pay that though in such nice surroundings. There is also a...More

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

Thank you for you comments and feedback which is duly noted. We have to agree that we are one of the busiest Inns around and that is driven by food as a large part of our business.I have to say that prices with us reflect...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delightful local sour beer. We were here too early for food and bummed they didn't want to open early (not that they had to but literally no one else was there) would like to revisit in the future bc their food looks delightful

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

We open for breakfast in bars from 8.00 until 12.00am after this we're open allday for main meals until 9.00pm .Thank you for the feedback..

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good value meals, and as the title says, enormous portions (e.g 11oz burger). Very good quality, and value for money. My partner is a vegetarian, and there was a good selection for her. We went out of season, and my guess is that it...More

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

Thank you for the review. We only accept a limited number of table bookings. Nearly all our tables are sold via a wait list system on the door.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an entree and dessert, food was great, tasty, good size. Old style pub settings and fireplace. Check before if reservation is needed.More

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

Thank you for the review.We do take a limited amount of bookings online for tables. The majority of of our tables are allocated at the door on the day, due to the busy nature of the Inn. We find by not accepting bookings our tables...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food in a old fashioned pub with lots of beams and low doors. Food very good and hot and drinks fair priced. Would have been 5 stars but they forgot my sons meal and had to ask for it after a few mins.

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

Thank you so much for the review.We are sorry that the human element of us forgot the meal for your son.Please return again and experience the beams etc.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

FANTASTIC Pub atmosphere good range of beers , gins ,wine & whisky .Super food in the restaurant , generous portions Super frienfdy staff

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

Thank you for the review and so pleased you enjoyed.

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Janet M
7 March 2018|
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Response from Mike2217 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park but you need a code For access. Just ask in reception. But there is a public car pack about 50 yards down the road.
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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  • 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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