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The Black Boy

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
+44 1564 772655
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location and lovely staff Menu typical pub lunch I think it would be lovely in the summer as sitting outside

1 Thank Flairwith
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 12.00 to be acknowledged by the friendly bar staff, orders placed at the bar with no fuss with a 30 minute waiting time, nice and cosy pub with a roaring log fire, reasonally priced food and very good standard on offer. big thumbs up to all the staff, well done.

2 Thank Dean W
Solihull, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here quite a few times over the years but was informed recently by a neighbour that the fish is delivered fresh daily so decided to give it a try as had not tried it before. I ordered the cod and chips and turned out to be one of the best fish and chips I had had in a long... More 

3 Thank JonP1013
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145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I popped into the Black Boy after a canal walk with my fiancé. You can't deny that the pub has a pleasant location on the canal but that's about where the good points end. We had lunch and both had panini's. It was only £6 but the quality of ingredients was sub standard. I had ham and cheese and the... More 

Thank dpw369
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have driven past this pub now for at least the past 16yrs and have never gone in!! Today I can honestly say.."I wish we had"..we had a suberb meal..we parked up..there is plenty of space surrounding the Pub..Canal views and rolling country side..the minute we stepped inside the Black Boy..it was just immediately warm, cosy..not overly busy..very Christmasy with... More 

2 Thank Mcgill78
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go out for Sunday lunch with sister in- law phoned and reserved a table a couple of weeks before hand (good job as quite busy) choice was pretty good. Just beware meals are of generous size so if you order large fish&chips etc make sure you are hungry..... All very enjoyable and well cooked also had sweats we... More 

2 Thank Ian W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Booked table for 9 people. We were cramped together on 2 small tables despite the pub not being very busy. Ordered food which was not very hot, steaks were dry and I don't think staff were happy as we ordered desserts at 9-55 pm as they were ready to go home. Made us feel quite uncomfortable so we ended up... More 

1 Thank Tim B
Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Visited the black boy for the first time in about a year. Pub was full last time I went today at tea time almost empty that was a warning sign. Got served in reasonable time and food was hot that's all the good points. I had faggots peas and chips very bland faggots boring gravey and under cooked chips. My... More 

1 Thank davesimpson20
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice meal here had steak and scampy which was cooked to my liking and was very nice . Nice open fire . Friendly staff .

1 Thank Sheepdevil666
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely venue and location but let down by poor quality food. Whilst the portions were large it was no better than a value microwave meal. Very disappointing. Such a shame as a lovely country pub that would be fantastic with a better chef

1 Thank anniemck2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull  >  Knowle
  • Phone Number: +44 1564 772655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?