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Black Boy (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Alfred's - Saxon BronzeExcellent1
Flack Manor - Black Jack PorterExcellent1
Flowerpots - BitterExcellent3
Itchen Valley - Pure GoldExcellent1
Bowman - Swift OneGood3
Bowman - AmerigoGood1
Three Castles - Saxon ArcherGood1
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Flower PotsGood1
Itchen Valley - Russian WinterGood1
Itchen Valley - Winchester AleAcceptable1
Hammerpot - Red HunterAcceptable1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Pots AleNot Tried0
Hidden - PintNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset AleNot Tried0
Belhaven - Golden BayNot Tried0
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Goodens GoldNot Tried0
Hop Back - BestNot Tried0
Flowerpots - Flowerpots BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Black Boy, Winchester, Hampshire
Picture 2. Black Boy, Winchester, Hampshire

Visits Details

07 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Justifiably busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Bowman - Swift One3.80Good
Bowman - Amerigo4.50GoodJust a taster and not to my taste. Described as "A Beligian style Biere de Noel, very pale and full of continental hops".
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Alfred's - Saxon Bronze3.80Not Tried
14 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, we sat in the right hand bar and chatted about pubs and trains with a couple from South Wales.
Alfred's - Saxon Bronze3.80ExcellentA good session beer
Itchen Valley - Russian Winter5.30GoodJust a taster, good but to treacly for me. The pump clip said Ruϩϩiaӣ WiӣteЯ or something like that.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Bowman - Swift One3.80Not Tried
Flowerpots - Flowerpots Bitter3.80Not Tried
16 May 2015 (Andrew)
Always thought this was a great pub. Lovely interior and very busy. The staff were friendly too. Tony and I ended our night in Winchester here sitting at the bar.
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Flower Pots3.80GoodThis was good and earthy.
Alfred's - Saxon Bronze3.80Not Tried
Belhaven - Golden Bay3.90Not Tried
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Goodens Gold4.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Best3.80Not Tried
08 Apr 2014 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and a good time to visit this interesting pub. I particularly liked the baboon wearing a kilt and the elephant's leg in the bar. Several ladies on a nearby table were amused by the "eyeballs in the sky" in the ladies lavatories.
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Excellent
Bowman - Swift One3.80Acceptable
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
21 Mar 2013 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime on a wet and cold day, it was a pleasure to just sit here and look at the various collections of all sorts of things, including a display of noses. Service was good, and the staff seemed to know about their products.
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Excellent
Three Castles - Saxon Archer4.00GoodWe had the last few pints out of the cask. Good to the end.
Itchen Valley - Pure Gold4.80Not Tried
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset Ale4.40Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
08 Jan 2011 (ChrisE)
Amazing pub, it was very busy and the service was excellent.
Bowman - Swift One3.80ExceptionalAbsolutely superb session ale.
Itchen Valley - Pure Gold4.80Excellent
Flack Manor - Black Jack Porter4.60ExcellentA new beer for me, a superb dark and delicious porter.
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
05 Jun 2010 (Stu)
Early lunch opening,starting to fill up.
Flowerpots - Bitter3.80GoodAmber in colour,with a sweet biscuit and light citrus grapefruit taste.
Hammerpot - Red Hunter4.30AcceptableRuby amber colour,with red berry and sweet malt flavour
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
30 Sep 2005 (Andrew)
Excellent pub and very busy. The inside rambles from one room to the next and each has plenty of interesting things to look at.
Itchen Valley - Winchester Ale4.50AcceptableCaramel brown beer with a fruit nose, a rich fruit and malt taste and a bitter finish.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Cheriton (see now the entry for Flowerpots) - Pots Ale3.80Not Tried
Hidden - Pint3.80Not TriedAlthough Jane had it and it was very fruity and better than mine

About the Black Boy

The pub sign. Black Boy, Winchester, Hampshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NQ.

Multi roomed pub on Wharf Hill, with numerous peculiar pieces of furniture. The building itself is very old. A central bar serves a variety of eclectically decorated rooms. There is more bric-a-brac than one can poke a stick at including many surprising stuffed animals, even in the garden.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SO23 9NQ