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Black Boy Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseExcellent1
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)Excellent1
Wrexham Lager Beer Co. - WXM lager (keg)Good1
Marston's - BassGood1
Cwrw Llyn - Brenin EnlliGood3
Brains - Hancock's HBNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Nant (see also Bragdy'r Nant) - Mwnci NelNot Tried0
Coors - Hancock's - HBNot Tried0
Picture 1. Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Visits Details

26 Jun 2012 (Stu)
Quite lunch time,
Cwrw Llyn - Brenin Enlli4.00ExcellentChestnut brown in colour,orange citrus hops with sweet caramel malt and a lingering bitter finish.
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Not Tried
Coors - Hancock's - HB3.60Not Tried
15 Feb 2012 (Ray)
Surprisingly busy mid-week. Beware the juke box which can spring to life at any moment. Seems out of place in an ultra-traditional pub.
Wrexham Lager Beer Co. - WXM lager (keg)4.00GoodCool, clean and refreshing. Could do with a little more body. Believe Plassey brewed a cask version at 4.2%.
Cwrw Llyn - Brenin Enlli4.00PoorVery tired. Fear this may be the same cask which wa on last week.
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Not Tried
Nant (see also Bragdy'r Nant) - Mwnci Nel5.50Not Tried
07 Feb 2012 (Ray)
What a great place - low, beamed ceilings, open fires and friendly, enthusiastic staff. Barman keen to promote local ales.
Cwrw Llyn - Brenin Enlli4.00ExcellentSolid well crafted mid-brown traditional bitter. excellent balance of malt and hops leading to spicy, drying finish. Fine session ale. If you'd like to learn more about Cwrw Llyn brewery try .
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Not Tried
08 May 2011 (ChrisE)
We spent three nights at a hotel in Caernarfon and made this place our local. I have only made one entry on this site to save repitition. The staff were friendly and efficient. The use of tight sparklers meant that we sometimes had to ask for top-ups but these were given with good grace.
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Excellent
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Excellent
Marston's - Bass4.40Good
Brains - Hancock's HB3.60Not TriedI am not sure where this is brewed now.
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried

About the Black Boy Inn

The pub sign. Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1RW.

17th century town centre pub listed in CAMRA's Real Heritage Pubs of Wales. The popular public bar is situated to the left of the pub, and the quieter lounge bar is entered from a door on the right. There is a separate dining room, and the pub offers accommodation.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LL55 1RW