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The Black Boy Inn

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Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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07:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rented a house in Caernarfon just a couple blocks away from The Black Boy and basically outsourced the cooking to them. There are so many choices on the menu that no matter what you are in the mood for, and whether you are starving or just want a snack, you will find something to suit. Everything we tried was... More 

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Thank ann m
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome place, with brilliant atmosphere and a great selection of beers and ales. The food is 👌🏼 too!

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Thank cywrock22
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Awesome i agree, thank you for the review. More 

scotland
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176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting Caernarfon castle me & my wife came across The Black Boy. Want a fantastic lucky find. The food was excellent. I had The Wild Boar porcini special , it was delicious. My wife had Lascouse which was also delicious. Both big generous portions. No room for desserts but maybe next time. A very well stocked bar including 20... More 

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Thank joesco
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We do have one of the largest choices of drinks locally .Particularly Gin and whiskey. Thank you so much for the review. More 

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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Black Boy Inn whilst staying in the Bath Tower. Four of us ate different meals, consisting of a main and a dessert and they were all excellent. The service was fair and the surroundings were standard fare for an olde worlde inn. The quality of the food would be enough to bring us back again. The meal,... More 

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Thank Nev G
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Please do return for the quality of the food at the Black Boy.Thank you for the review. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Y Bachgen Du is a very old inn with lots of character that still feels like a proper pub. You can eat well here, but can also just drop in for a pint or glass of wine, sitting by the coal fire on a chilly evening and listening to the lovely sound of Welsh being spoken.

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Thank Linleyblue
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Y Bachgen Du , has welsh spoken as a living language every day by the majority of the staff .Thank you so much for the review. More 

Ayrshire
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We accidently found ourselves in here a late lunch when visiting Caernarfon for the day when the place we planned to eat wasn't open....so glad we did! The ambience was great, the staff were very a friendly and super efficient and the food was absolutely delicious. I had a dish based on scouse with crusty bread and my husband had... More 

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

We always feel we are worth a visit as you do not come across this type of Inn very often. Thank you for the review. More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in North Wales recently and this place was recommended to us considering it is so big & a lot of people were eating at one time the quality of food was amazing. There was so much to choose from on the menu it was reasonably priced we had a steak pie and a chicken pie and it was... More 

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Thank Nikki G
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

The steak and ale is one of our best sellers at the Inn,please return again and thank you for the review. More 

Swadlincote, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gorgeous pub & so sad I wasn't hungry as the food smelt & looked delicious! A roaring fire awaits you on a cold day

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Thank KMcA1010
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

The roaring fires are lovely here at colder times of the year .Thank you for the review. More 

North Wales
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a fab Sunday lunch at The Black Boy Inn, after our bike ride. I had the lamb & hubby the beef. Both were excellent. The real ales were good too. We had ice cream to follow & again, lovely. A friendly, olde worlde pub, with pleasant efficient staff & great food. Will definitely return & recommend!

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Thank B49
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

We are an old fashioned Inn, so pleased you enjoyed and thank you for the review. More 

Bosham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate twice here whilst I was in Caernarfon. Great homemade style food. Many Welsh choices which I tried each night. Good beer to wash it down with after. Get there early as it packs out quickly. Good pub, well done.

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Thank Annexe1970
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review as regards our home made style food More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • 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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