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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Sunday, 13 October 2019

A most enjoyable stay. Felt very welcome throughout. All staff members were friendly and professional.

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Visited On Monday, 14 October 2019

A gem of a hotel staff lovely. Location lovely. Food beautiful. Would recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Massive credit has to be given to the staff! They are faultless

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Very enjoyable meal, friendly helpful staff, conviviel atmosphere. Will return

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Never disappoints.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Super charming place with amazing history. Very friendly staff and delicious beer. The only minus was my ribeye, which I ordered medium. The first 2 times I got it in it was well done, the third it was raw. It was only the fourth time it was as ordered. Hope the chef just had a bad day. The breakfast was super good and the service lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Bwyd bendigedig a digon ohono fo!

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Excellent food and service. Gwasanaeth cymraeg, certain a bwyd o safon uchel. Profiad da. Positive experience We will be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Great service. Large helpings. Brilliant chips. Really enjoyed it.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

The burger could do with a single patty option! Delicious, beautifully cooked but just a bit too much food for most! Great service with good humour and able to accommodate 2 of our party arriving 30 mins after the original booking. Our vegans were very happily helped too with a few dish modifications.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

A great place to eat . Staff very helpfull and friendly. Lovely and clean atmosphere. Food was delicious. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

We had a lovely meal. The only complaint was that service was almost too good, our food arrived swiftly and we were finished inside 45 minutes.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great Food & Great Service :)

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Staff were incredibly friendly, food was amazing, thank you for a lovely evening! X

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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

We asked for a quite table and were seated in the coach house at the rear of the inn by a very nice young man.Beautiful painted muriels on the walls that told fascinating stories, love the decor. We ordered a bottle of rose wine which our waitress recommended the twisted river I think it was,it was so pleasant to drink and was served in an ice bucket which was great. We were looked after by a lovely lady called Paris who was friendly and enthusiastic, well mannered and efficient. We ordered mussels to start...just sumptuous served with a thick wedge of seeded malted bread, broth was to die for! Then we had the half roast chicken with a side salad and the black Jack beef burger with added onion rings and black pud and skin on chips....it defeated my hubby, he left a mouthful! I can't fault our experience at The Black Boy Inn and we are looking forward to returning to eat again...hopefully manage a pud next time! I did order the whole sea bass but it had just sold out,I can see why the fresh fish and produce sells so fast. We knew about this pub as we have friends who live not far away near Portmerrion and had seen their many great times they've had at this pub so we had to go see,so glad we booked as it's so popular and now we know why. Great pub fascinating history, food to die for...we will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

The portions are too large! Lovely food though.

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Visited On Monday, 23 September 2019

The staff are amazing and really make for a fantastic stay, the rooms are very clean and contemporary. The inn itself is immaculate despite being so old, it is clearly well looked after. The food was tasty and massive make sure you bring your appetite. There are so many drink options we had the bar man help us choose and we were not disappointed. If they dont have your drink of choice ask for the Welsh version, i promise you it will be delicious. We cannot wait to come back and sit in front of the fire.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

We stayed at the Black Boy Inn for three nights, and can’t fault the food, accommodation, Staff or atmosphere. We well definitely love to come back a stay aain.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

we had a lovely evening with you, thank you. service was excellent, extremely efficient and friendly. Food was fantastic. everyone really enjoyed their meal. you're not cheap, but you justify your prices by both quality and quantity. i have put a review on trip advisor too. we will be back to you the next time we visit Caernarfon,. thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Great service and food.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Bery helpful staff and great food Father in law abit upset about lamb not available hit it was later in the day. My mom and aunt from Texad loved it and took lots of pictures.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Didn't even book a table, rang you after receiving your e-mail thanking me for reserving a table!?? Now you're asking me how the meal went! Might I suggest you sort the admin side of your business out, and work out what the left hand and right hand are doing. Wouldn't eat at the Black Boy anyway - EVER.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Food worth every penny, but find drinks a bit expensive.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Excellent food. Lovely staff. Great atmosphere. Generous portions all well cooked. Child made welcome.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

Great food. Bit pricey perhaps, but enjoyed it overall.

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