Black Boy Inn

“A beer lover's dream within Caernarfon's historic walls” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Soft/partially open
Our COVID-19 measures:
1) A person with or carrying Coronavirus coughing or sneezing on another person infecting them directly through inhalation. 2) Touching surfaces or objects contaminated with Coronavirus and then touching the face. Contracting the virus causing illness or death. Team members • Contractors working on site • Customers • Residents Consideration will be given to access restrictions at the entrances to manage numbers. Where queues may form or within waiting areas, measures will be taken to maintain social distancing. Reservations preferred to limit the queues with guests arriving

Our View

Character oozes from the very fabric of this ancient gabled inn, built around 1522, making it one of the oldest in Wales. Its fire-warmed, low-ceilinged rooms remain in place thanks to beams and struts rescued from old ships. In the largely Welsh-speaking bar, 20 taps feature cask and keg beers from some of the leading independent breweries, favourites being Camden Town and Flying Dog, the far more local Purple Moose in Porthmadog, and Llandudno's Great Orme. Meat and other products are generally locally sourced, and dishes from the long menu might include deep-fried fishcake; chef's special lamb pie; mozzarella and sundried tomato chicken breast; and slow-cooked blade of beef. The well-proportioned bedrooms are ideal for those wishing to stay and explore Mount Snowdon, the Lleyn Peninsula or ride on the Welsh Highland Railway.

Black Boy Inn
Northgate Street,CAERNARFON,Gwynedd,LL55 1RW
Phone : 01286 673604


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover Gwynedd

The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.

Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.

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