The Black Boy InnCaernarfon, Snowdonia

The Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon, Snowdonia, North Wales

The Black Boy Inn is a 15th-century hotel, pub and restaurant in the heart of Caernarfon. You can dine in the more formal restaurant or have a quick bite in the pub and bar area - either is simply wonderful with period features and friendly local staff for a truly Welsh experience at it’s best. The exposed beams, thick stone walls, low ceilings and roaring fire give it an irresistible charm, and the great value for money is even more irresistible!


At The Black Boy Inn, you have a choice of a breakfast, lunch and evening menu offering a wide range of light bites and hearty dishes. From a full English breakfast to steak and ale pie, omelettes to seafood platters and chicken liver and brandy pate to large Yorkshire puddings with your choice of stuffing, they have it all! They also have 20 taps of cask and keg beers which complement the food nicely. The bar is ‘a beer-lover’s dream’! Top ‘Back Boy’ favourites include the side of sweet potato chips, the traditional Lobscouse, and the Purple Moose or Cwrw Llyn beer. 

It is a superb base for exploring the local area too, and the experienced and knowledgeable staff are more than happy to give recommendations on places to go, things to do and sights to see. Nothing better than having a lovely lunch at the inn before heading into the town square to wander around the open air market which visits Caernarfon every Saturday. If you don’t fancy walking to square, you can always entertain the children at the park across from the inn while sitting outside with a local ale or a glass of wine. Don’t mind if I do!

Opening times

Daily: 8am to 12pm. 

Restaurant service
Mondays - Thursdays: 12pm to 9pm 
Fridays and Saturdays: 12pm to 9:30pm 
Sundays: 12pm - 9pm


Dietary requirements

They provide allergen information when required (see their website) displaying the ingredients of the meals that may need to be avoided or amended by those who are wheat/dairy intolerant, have gluten-free needs, etc. Please call in advance if you have any special requirements.



There are several pay and display car parks within a short walking distance of the inn.



It is wheelchair accessible.  



Dogs are not allowed inside, but you can sit with your dog outside.


Other useful info

Advised to book in advance if you want to eat in the restaurant.



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