The Black Boy is run by Chris Bentham and Abigail Rose who have taken the fine dining concept and turned it on its head by providing well-priced home-made food with Artisan bread and traditional pub fayre. The Black Boy Pub & Hotel has been an award winning Gastropub (and garden) for nine years and is located ten minutes from the centre of Oxford, with excellent access to the Ring Road, in quiet, beautiful Old Headington.
by Claire LeMaster on 11 Jul 2018
I was very excited to go to this restaurant as I had been told that it was run by some very talented chefs. The setting is lovely, it has a gorgeous mural of a horse in the main dining area. Outside seating is not great (picnic tables) and doesn't get a lot of when we were there (7pm in summer) so we relocated indoors. The staff were incredible. Very accommodating, kind and considerate. Gave us recommendations, free bread and were generally attentive and charming. Unfortunately the food wasn't to the same calibre. It wasn't awful, but the bun of the burger I ordered was too hard, although the meat was clearly of a high grade, there was nothing special about it. It was just a burger. Neither of us really felt much in the mood for dessert after our mains, which was dissapointing. Food wise, they seem to play it safe and not try anything exciting.
by Victor Robinson on 22 Jun 2018
Delivered everything we expected
by Angela on 25 May 2018
Had a lovely evening at the Black Boy. The menu has been updated since our last visit, which was a welcome surprise. Great food and very friendly and attentive staff. We will be back!
by Marion Ann Waite on 01 May 2018
This is a great gastro pub. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the food was fresh tasting and delicious. Good selection of food on the menu and drinks are perfect too!
by Ivana Pavlova on 24 Apr 2018
It was my first visit. Booking the table was very easy via the website. The table was ready for us. The staff was very helpful, nice and polite. The garden was lovely, the food was great! We will definitely come back!