The Black Boy is a 16th-century inn within Caernarfon's historic town walls. It serves hearty gastro Welsh food and real craft beers in front of roaring log fires and is an easy walk from the town center and 13th-century castle.

The Black Boy Inn dates back to 1522 and is one of the oldest inns in North Wales.

While updating the rooms to a high standard, the property has retained their unique character and atmosphere by using local, traditional building materials with handmade furniture and quality fittings. Some of its walls are 1.2 to 4.9 feet thick. The wood paneling, creaking floorboards, low ceilings, narrow staircases and thick wooden beams create a cozy atmosphere.

Black Jack's is a separate part of the inn and is located in a courtyard to the rear. Eight of these 10 spacious rooms have mini kitchens and a small seating area.

The Black Tower is a listed Edwardian building locate towards the rear of the inn in a separate building. It is a few minutes' walk from Caernarfon Castle.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Black Boy Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Apr 6, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free


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4 reasons to choose The Black Boy Inn

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Caernarfon Castle
    0.1 miles
  • Anglesey Sea Zoo
    2.7 miles
  • Tyddyn Mawr Golf Club
    3.6 miles
  • Penrhyn Golf Club
    4.5 miles
  • Dolbadarn Castle
    6 miles
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway
    6.7 miles
  • Llanberis lake railway
    6.8 miles
  • Bangor Cathedral
    8.5 miles
  • Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
    9 miles
  • Penrhyn Castle
    9.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant black boy
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar bar
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Snowdon
    9.5 miles
  • Baron Hill Golf Club
    11.5 miles
  • Beaumaris Castle
    11.5 miles
  • Red Wharf Bay
    11.8 miles
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    11.8 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain snowdon
    8 miles
  • Lake Llanberis
    8 miles
  • Ocean/Sea caernarfon bay
    15.5 miles
  • River seiont
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Anglesey Airport
    13.3 miles
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport
    60.4 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: European

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of The Black Boy Inn
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Activities
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/out
  • Room service
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Welsh
  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Thai
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

When booking 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Please reserve a table at the restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform The Black Boy Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Black Boy Inn

  • The Black Boy Inn is 350 feet from the center of Caernarfon.

  • The Black Boy Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Black Boy Inn by:

    • Car 2h

  • The prices at The Black Boy Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Black Boy Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • Guests staying at The Black Boy Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Room options at The Black Boy Inn include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Check-in at The Black Boy Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.