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The Black Boy (Freehouse)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Excellent1
Elgood's - Pageant AleGood1
Black Sheep - Best BitterGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood3
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Tetley - BitterNot Tried0
Cottage - BroadgaugeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Boy, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Visits Details

04 Oct 2015 (Andrew)
Quite busy on a Sunday lunchtime with blokes all probably waiting for theit wives to cok their Sunday roast. We sat in the yard and Isabel got hyped up on lemonade like you did as a kid in the 70's
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodSweet, peppery.
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not TriedBadged as "Black Boy"
Cottage - Broadgauge3.90Not Tried
08 Aug 2009 (Andrew)
We'd planned on going to the Three Crowns as it was closer but half the pub was reserved for a private party and anyway all they had on was GK-IPA and Tribute. Now I like Tribute but it's becoming as prevalent as London Pride. I know that shouldn't matter but it does. Anyway the Black Boy was packed in the garden. Everyone seemed to know everyone else and the ages ranged from about 5 to 75. A game of garden-Jenga started which was quite interesting to watch. Jane spotted someone she thought see knew but couldn't quite place. Either it was someone she'd gone to school with or the tall one from East 17. He left before we could find out so we'll never know.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10ExcellentWow. Flowery, well constructed best bitter. Was really quite amazed at how good this was and it was also in excellent condition.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50ExcellentIn really good condition. A clean tasting dry nutty bitter. Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
13 Apr 2009 (Andrew)
Came with Jane. No one else in except us so we sat outside. Staff were pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodSmelt like a proper pint of bitter. Fruity and malty so quite nice.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)4.80Not Tried
05 Apr 2008 (Andrew)
I was the first person in. The motor racing was on the TV in the corner so I sat and watched that for a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80GoodI used to drink this a lot when I lived in York and I don't remember it being this malty. Still, it was pleasant enough.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 Feb 2006 (Andrew)
Lunch time session. Fairly busy with a few people having sunday lunch and a pint. There was a good fire and the feel of a drinkers pub to this place. Friendly too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Pageant Ale4.30GoodChestnut brown with a soft mouth feel to it. Good sweet malt balanced with a base bitterness. Could have drunk this all afternoon
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Black Boy

The pub sign. The Black Boy, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 1NB.

Found in the middle of a quiet residential area of Bushey Heath this is a drinkers' pub. Inside it is an L-shaped bar area with plenty of seating and a fire. Closed in early 2017 and plans for demolition exist.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WD23 1NB