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The Black Boy

Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull B93 0EB, England
+44 1564 772655
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (19 reviews)
“play area” (25 reviews)
“canal side” (28 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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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Relatively quite at lunch time. Quite a few things we ordered were not available. Anyway we reordered and between us had lasagne, cottage pie, burger and tikka balti. All large portions and very tasty Nice gardens at rear with canal and boats etc. Great food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Martin5192
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

...waiting for a table as it can take an age for one to free up as it's a very busy site, but you have got to choose of sitting inside or out by the cancel if it a nice day.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Skuddie
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Service was terrible, waiting time for food was horrendous. I ordered rump steak surf and turf with garlic sauce but it arrived without garlic sauce!!! They bought me chips instead of sweet potato fries too and didn't bother to ask if we wanted any other...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank suzybutt8
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful location for a lovely walk along the canal, we went up to Knowle locks then back again to The Black Boy and had a few drinks in the beer garden, food looked great too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank U3362MYianh
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

We have visited twice recently and enjoyed our meal both times. Friendly bar staff, reasonable basic beer choice. The restaurant is clean and tidy, maybe some of the tables a bit too close to each other for my liking. Today we had cod and chips...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KimT206
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

First time visit,well- reaaalllyy nice i have to say! Food was very,very good, don't remember when i did eat this kind of quality food,home made curry-why not!? Lamb so good that it was coming off from bone. Guy's,keep it this way. Im Chef/HC for last...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ebelina12
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The pub was very nice , with seating outside next to the canal . Staff pleasant. I ordered madras curry , long wait , which we didnt mind but unfortunately the beef was as they say 'tough as old boots' . Will go back but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kerryo1
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We went for a meal on Sat night, Steaks fantastic , cooked t perfection as usual, service witha smile good selection of beers and wines, cosy pub, great home made pudds as well! Steaks cooked to perfection just as you ask and all very well...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed August 28, 2018

2nd visit in 2 weeks because the food is fantastic all freshly cooked,loads of it ,mix and match. service and staff top class very well priced lovely canalside setting will be calling again for certain.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bigada
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stopped here because my partner used to come here 30 years ago when it was a small roadside pub that did great food, she raved about it. We were a little dubious when we saw sign saying "coaches welcome" as this rarely means quality...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from cheryl_ludlow | Reviewed this property |
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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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