The Black Boy (Shinfield)

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4.6
British
  • Shinfield Rd, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire RG2 9BP
  • 0118 988 3116
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD
Opening Hours
Monday -Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:30
Alfresco Dining
Alfresco Dining
Bar
Bar
Child Friendly
Child Friendly
Vegan Friendly
Vegan Friendly
Onsite Parking
Onsite Parking
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby Changing Facilities
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Weddings
Weddings
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair Access
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Private Dining
Private Dining

The Black Boy serves fantastic food all day, every day and offers a wide and varied menu. There is something to suit all ages, from bar snacks and great pints to amazing Sunday Roasts.

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by M Cleaver on 21 Feb 2019

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Knew there might be a problem when we saw how full the car park was. Our request for a table in the front of the pub - where it is (usually) quieter didn't happen. Neither did the food. We waited almost an hour and a half for it as sadly the order did not reach the kitchen staff. The Manager was very good and apologised and did not charge us for anything but by then the evening had already been spoiled. There is just too much noise and you cannot have a conversation. Shame as we have enjoyed evenings there before.

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by j.white on 21 Feb 2019

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very enjoyable meal and occasion.

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by Dave Savage on 21 Feb 2019

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Fab meal as usual plus staff really good and friendly

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by PClaire on 20 Feb 2019

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This was my first visit to the Black Boy but the food was so good with so many yummy dishes on the menu that I will go again so I can try move. The staff are super friendly and really know their menu. My partner could not decide what to have for pudding so asked the waitress who helped him decide. I love it when the staff are passionate about the food they serve and can recommend things to try. The Black Boy has an extensive menu, lovely staff and a grate atmosphere. I highly recommend going and will go again.

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by Louise on 20 Feb 2019

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What a friendly place, with excellent service and delicious food. I would highly recommend it. All of the staff were lovely too. We had a brilliant evening.