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The Black Boy Inn

Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
+44 1286 673604
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (99 reviews)
“lamb shank” (46 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this inn. Very good beer and a great place to sit outside and watch pedestrians walk by. The story of the man who built this in is very intriguing. You realize that adversity can be overcome if you persevere. Would highly recommend this inn...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the moment you walk in the door you’ll be greeted with a friendly member of staff or a friendly local. Room was perfectly clean and very spacious. The restaurant was very busy and we were given a vibrating pad for when a table became...More

Thank itsallablur
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is an institution in Caernarfon. The food was great, service prompt, and an enormous playground is across the street if you have young kids. The mussels app was large enough to be a main! Delicious lamb shank, good beers.

Thank Nicole B
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Black Boy is an important part of the history of the town as you say .Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Sat outside on a lovely evening, very busy but didn't wait too long for food, had their curry which was excellent!

Thank Yvette264
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It does get very busy most nights at the Black Boy.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 3 days ago

I know I always yack on about being vegetarian so here I go again! One of the many things I love about pubs in Wales is the vast selection of vegetarian food choices on display. It makes a wonderful change from the one Vegetarian Special...More

Thank Shelly F
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We offer the same menu in all areas. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Staff were very accommodating when booking our overnight stay, on arrival we had a warm welcome, it was busy but with a relaxed atmosphere which is what we wanted. We were more than happy with our room it was cosy and comfortable, we had a...More

Thank lynbic57
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I will pass on your comments to the staff member and all others at staff meeting. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Black Boy Inn is a gorgeous pub in the centre of Caernarfon in North Wales. There is plenty of outdoor seating in this quaint pub located just down from the castle. The meals served were very good and there is a wide selection of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Gorgeous is lovely description of the Inn.Thank you so much for the review.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Have eaten here three times on visits to Caernarfon. The food is wonderful, large menu and large potions! The little bar with the fireplace is cosy and welcoming with a good range of spirits and beers.

Thank Anni276
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Our bar areas are always popular due to their cosy nature.Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food and speedy service is really good. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The pub sold different ales and other drinks, it’s cider collection wasn’t great but still worth visiting.

Thank Stewart P
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So pleased you enjoyed , i will mention the cider choice to the bar staff .Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service and great food. There is a lot of choices on the menu. There are two bars for this establishment. The staff are very nice and food service is fairly quick. We had appetizers and entrees. All were wonderful and very filling. Well with...More

Thank Miller K
blackboy673604, Owner at The Black Boy Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review.There are in fact two dining areas as well as the two bars we can seat a couple hundred guests in all.It can be very misleading as to how many guests are here at any given time.

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Kim B
May 2, 2018|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
Sorry we do not allow dogs inside the Inn , with the exception of guide dogs
Janet M
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Mike2217 | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park but you need a code For access. Just ask in reception. But there is a public car pack about 50 yards down the road.
April 29, 2017|
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Response from blackboy673604 | Property representative |
All our table bookings are now taken via our web site and show live availability.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street, Caernarfon LL55 1RW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 673604
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  • This restaurant is at Black Boy Inn
The Black Boy Inn is a listed building which is situated in the historic town walls of the Royal Borough of Caernarfon. The Inn is within easy walking distance to the town centre, and the famous 13th-century Castle. An old Inn dating back to 1522 and with its wooden paneling, low ceilings, and thick wooden support beams generates a cosy 'Olde Worlde' Welsh atmosphere. The Black Boy is a very busy Inn; please do not expect it to be a slow laid back hotel. It is in the centre of the tourist hub of North Wales and long wait times can be norm in middle of summer. Come and visit us in the winter season for a more laid back feeling.We now also have Black Jacks, which is another renovated building in courtyard, at rear of Inn .Black Jacks is away from the hustle of the main Inn . All suites have small kitchen area.No lift in building.Some Ground floor rooms are easy access with walk in showers , 1st floor variety of rooms as is 2nd floor.we offer 24 hour staff attendance. When you stay in any country you must wish to stay in somewhere that reflects that country ,we certainly do majority of our staff are welsh speaking and so are the owners .Meal Times Sunday to Thursday: Noon until 9.00p.m. Friday and Saturday. Noon until 9.30p.m.Table reservations can be made via our web site only. We operate a table waiting system from the door at all times to keep the dining areas full. Waiting times can vary and an indication of any delay will be conveyed to you. Book a table online please.
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