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The Black Boy

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Oving $$ - $$$ , British,
Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
+44 1296 641258
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (19 reviews)
“apple sauce” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go to The Black Boy for lunch as heard good things about it but not managed to get there. A bit out of the way and some of the 'brown signs' are obscured by folliage and posts, but not too difficult to locate....More

Thank 2013barnaby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Party of 8 we arrived at 7pm to allow plenty of time. The food arrived promptly but there were errors or missing dishes at every course and that was disappointing, they did provide a round of drinks to apologise for the errors and...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my parents. Were joined (eventually) by a friend's two teenage sons. Staff couldn't have been more helpful adapting to our 'will they/won't they join' table requirements, moving us twice without complaint! Delicious fresh tasty food and fantastic views, even on an...More

Thank joey_herts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group to celebrate but were disappointed by the service from the kitchen. The servers were doing a marvelous job but were let down by the kitchen. I ordered the fish dish WITHOUT all the garnishy bits but it came out fully...More

Thank Scout500
Reviewed 14 July 2017

It's a while since we visited but just as good as last time. We liked the menu; the food was tasty and met our expectations; and the staff friendly and attentive. We'll be back!

Thank GoldilocksG123
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal on a Friday night, never been before so was very impressed with a lovely location and beautiful beer garden with views, great if you want a couple of drinks on a sunny day. Staff were generally friendly and helpful, drink order...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Visited The Black Boy in Oving for a family Sunday Lunch today. Started with some drinks in the beer garden whilst enjoying the sunshine and spectacular views! Then tucked into their AMAZING warm crackling and hot apple sauce whilst we studied the menu. We selected...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

just popped in for coffee with my father on Saturday, we stayed for tapas, the food was good, the staff were all smiling they looked like they were happy to work there and this contributed to a warm and friendly atmosphere. I have visited a...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Had a lovely lunch here today. The weather added to the ambience but our meal was delicious, and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The view from the garden is amazing. I would have awarded five points, , but I am concerned that although...More

Thank Explorers03
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Went for lunch on a lovely sunny day. Sat in the garden with spectacular views of the north Buckinghamshire countryside. The menu was quite varied, the food was very good, the service efficient and the atmosphere pleasant. A really good lunch.

Thank dilong65
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Questions & Answers
Gillian G
26 December 2016|
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Response from Markymark1971 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We see dogs in there
malcolm d
24 May 2016|
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Response from francesca499484 | Reviewed this property |
Latter part of last year. 2015...... Taken over by the people who run the 8 Bells at Long Crendon
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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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Oving
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 641258
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