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The Black Boy

$$ - $$$, British,
Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
+44 1564 772655
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (17 reviews)
“play area” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
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21 - 30 of 678 reviews

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This used to serve generous portions of good “pub” food at fair prices. Unfortunately it looks the same as it did in the 1990’s but a dirtier version. The staff are moody and struggle to hold and conversation with customers. The food is mostly microwaved...More

6  Thank Roman6548
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The pub is situated in a beautiful area and has ample parking.Great outdoor seating area right next to the canal.Play are for the kids so making it a great family friendly pub.Drinks are reasonable price and the food is brilliant and priced to match whether...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We’d heard great things about the Black Boy; especially the garden overlooking the canal. Unfortunately the rest was downhill. Queue for food was 20 minutes long. When the food came one of the dishes was wrong and it didn’t get replaced until after everybody else...More

3  Thank Laura D
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Very busy Sunday afternoon with most tables occupied, however only one person at the bar taking food orders meaning a 15 minute wait to place our order. Drink orders are done separately so meant another 5 minutes queuing at the bar, not impressive for such...More

2  Thank Alex B
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a warm Saturday afternoon (first time in a long time) and found a table outside. Very friendly chap at the bar took my food order. Couldn’t fault him. 50 minutes passed whilst we waited for a tuna sandwich with chips and cheese ploughman’s....More

1  Thank MusicManWarwickshire
Reviewed July 20, 2018

A restaurant which has the arrogance to put on its menu to expect a long wait for food really isn't a good start. We visited having made a booking, which they had lost, second bad point. Restaurant was probably about 75% capacity, not exceptionally busy...More

2  Thank Nixcrims
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Went there to celebrate a birthday, got there early as they do not take bookings we were advised when we ordered our food that there would be an hour’s wait. We ordered a starter and a main course, the starters were; mushrooms, potato wedges, prawn...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Came here last week as recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed 🙂 service was great, decent price and good portions, food was delicious and the view from the back garden was so nice and relaxing lovely place to come on a summers...More

2  Thank heva1989x
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Used this restaurant quite offent always go with a party of 6-8 our last two visits have been very disapointing this last one was been the worst ever..bad servis...bad food...unfriendly and did not seem to bother about poeple complaing...as we were not the only ones....More

2  Thank Bridget O
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We timed our visit at 7pm so just after the straight from work visitors and before the evening rush. A lovely place for a drink on a summers evening. We only had a half hour wait for food but I was disappo8 ted with my...More

Thank Lesley C
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September 12, 2018|
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from Rob1815 | Reviewed this property |
It's a very popular venue so I would say 'belt and braces' to book.
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October 5, 2016|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
The menu is on the website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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