Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Stryd Pedwar a Chwech, Caernarfon, United Kingdom, LL55 1RW
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Opening Information

We are open from 7 am all day until 9.00pm every day, with the exception of Christmas day. The Black Boy is a very busy Inn and waiting times for tables can vary at peak times of the year.
On Sunday Lunch only, we serve until the fresh meats are sold out, this is usually about 3.00pm, but we serve the main menu throughout the day, every day.
We do not allow dogs into any inside areas of the Inn.
We neither book any tables in bars or outside areas.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Facilities
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar

About Black Boy Inn

One of the oldest inns in wales serving traditional gastropub food in historical surroundings.
Due to the nature of our business, we only reserve 10% of our table stock up to 18.30 hrs, after this time it is all treated as a walk-in service.
All online table bookings are placed in the coach house area.
Please email for larger group bookings over 8 persons.
Email Confirmation: Online reservations will only be valid when you receive confirmation from. [email protected]
Please note: A credit or debit card is required in order to reserve a restaurant booking. This is required to confirm the booking, no money will be deducted from your bank account unless the booking is no show.
All other requests to join the waitlist, which is run after the small number of table bookings have been filled. Must be in person at the Hotel on the day/evening to ensure that we can offer you a table as soon as one becomes available. This system is necessary to ensure fairness to all our patrons, but may be subject to change. The traditional restaurant booking system would create a waiting list which would require up to eight weeks’ notice for a table reservation. We hope that you will appreciate the reasons for this rule as outlined above. If you have a confirmed booking with us in a dining area, please ensure you make yourself known to maître D’ on the door of the dining area, otherwise, we cannot guarantee the table for you. We have a policy of releasing the booked tables for resale on non-arrival of booker, after 10 minutes.
Our policy is run on first come first served. Bookings will always be in the coach house, changes may occur at our discretion during busy times.
We do not allow dogs into any inside areas of the Inn.
We neither book any tables in bars or outside areas.

Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub, Steak, European, Fish, Locally Sourced, Seafood, Small Plates, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual,No Beachwear
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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Breakfast was slow being served, took an hour staff lovely room amazing (room 30)

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Fabulous welcome by staff who are obviously working very hard with the 'new normal of 2020' Amazing traditional pub, and beautiful food. Look forward to going again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Lovely food, friendly staff. Atmosphere a little different, no fault of there own, due to covid 19

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Been here many times over the years but last night was the worst experience we’ve had at The Black Boy. Understand that there has been many changes and challenges but a lot of the basics went wrong. I booked a table for 2 at 6pm (and confirmed on email), to be told that the table was booked for 8am! Luckily the waitress found us a table. Secondly we ordered our starters and mains, but our mains arrived before our starters! It was all very embarrassing for us to ask the waiter to take the food away. Either the chef has changed or you are stocking and serving different food but the burger we ordered was very rubbery and didn’t taste as good as I last remembered. Lastly we asked the waitress for the bill, for her to walk away, then come back and confirm if we had asked for the bill! I’m sure this is just a one off as this is your first week in business after lockdown. It seems that a lot of other restaurants and cafes we have visited aren’t fully prepared either. Every other experience at The Black Boy has been wonderful with some great service and food. We are back in October and will visit again. Thank you and hope that you manage to iron things out.

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

First night of change under the new regulations (dining in permitted) and we couldnt fault the service or the food. Thank you x

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

I enjoyed my Welsh burger and my other half enjoyed his lamb shank, the meat fell off the bone beautifully. I couldn't resist the warm chocolate fudge cake with ice cream to top it off. The staff were friendly and helpful even though they were obviously very busy. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Monday, 09 March 2020

Exceptional dining experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Staff are always so helpful and responsive. In the current climate it is so obvious that the staff have increased the level of cleanliness. Tables etc being disinfected between clients, bar staff continually wiping down. It certainly allayed any fears. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

The roast dinner my wife and I ordered was delivered before our drinks, Extremely quickly. The quality was ok, as it looked more like a frozen ready meal, rather than homemade. The table was in a back room, which was mostly with families with young children. ( felt more like Mc Donald’s). Rather disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Fantastic stay at the Black Boy Inn. What an incredible place, run by incredible Staff serving fantastic food. We would highly recommend it to all.

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Cosy room with comfy bed, great menu and friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We enjoyed our stay at ty dre and our meal at the black boy inn. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Cannot praise the food and staff at the Black Boy enough. The food was piping hot, very tasty and the Staff attentive but not irritating like other restaurants. Ram like clockwork from start to finish, we will definitely visit again and recommend you to all our friends

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Visited On Monday, 09 March 2020

The staff are so pleasant and the portions are huge. This is a lovely place to dine, very friendly and good quality.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

I booked a meal on line for our arrival date, 5th March. As I was travelling from Norfolk, I booked at the latest time available, 7:00pm. It was stated that the table had to be vacated by 8:30pm, which I thought was a little restrictive, particularly as I have experienced a considerable delay between ordering food and it being served in some restaurants. With this in view, my group decided we had better skip having a starter to save time. Incidentally, I had inquired earlier by phone when I was told that 6:00pm was the latest time I could book, which seemed early as food is often available up to 9:00pm or later in pub restaurants. As it happens, we arrived at the Black Boy Inn around 6:20pm so could have presumably gone hungry had we booked the earlier slot and no tables subsequently became available. I have read your booking policy, but on an arrival night following several hours driving it is reassuring to know that we will be having a meal, particularly not knowing the area or location of alternative establishments serving food. That is my only gripe. The service was excellent, the staff always pleasant, helpful and polite and the accommodation was comfortable although a few of the beams need cutting down to save banging my head (only joking!). The choice of food at breakfast was impressive and I cannot imagine that anybody would not be able to find something they liked. We would all happily stay again if we were in the area.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Booked for a family lunch in memory of my late sister in law who would have been 80 on March 8th. Lovely meal, although disappointed that there wasn't any turkey. My husband is allergic to onions and garlic and the staff were really lovely about us bringing our own gravy granules! Have eaten at The Black Boy many times and would really recommend the food and atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

The food was absolutely amazing in a lovely relaxed setting. The service was also first class I would definately recommend The Black Boy and look forward to returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Lovely place, good food and friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Superb chips. Generous portions. Lovely surroundings.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Wonderful pub. Great food, drink and service. We will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

the accomodation was gorgeous, the food delicious, the staff very helpful and friendly. Bendigedig!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Booked here for my mothers 80th birthday. Party size of 24. Both service and food was great. Coach house area reserved with 3 tables of eight. Nice old worldy room with wood burner. I pre ordered food choices and all meals arrived together for whole party, brilliant. Mum had a lovely time. Thank you Black Boy Inn.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Croeso da iawn a bwyd ffantastig. Diolch yn fawr.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Proper food, and plenty of it! service was really quick and staff very friendly and helpful. Good choice of beers and other drinks in the cosy bar. Nothing not to like!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Really enjoyed. Just felt our desserts were forgotten. Did get in end with apologies for wait and were very nice.

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