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The Black Boy

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
+44 118 988 3116
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting our daughter, we googled the nearest pub to where she was staying and we liked the look of this one, and the reviews were good. On arrival the helpful waitress said they were full but, if we’d like to have a drink at the...More

Thank MKReviewers123
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What a fab review! Thanks for taking the time to post it and for recommending us so highly. We hope to see you again next time you are visiting the area :0)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An early evening dinner was very good indeed. The menu is excellent, food quality is really high for a pub, prices are fair, even better when you have a Baron's Card. Friendly, efficient and attentive service. Couldn't be faulted.More

Thank Donald M
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for this excellent review and feedback, so lovely to receive! Our Barons Diner's Card is definitely good value - for a one-off payment of £1, the card gives you 33% off your food bill when dining at certain times of the day - full...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their garden is fantastic! Huts with pillows, heaters, a fire pit and even an outside bar which opens in the summer to save you walking through to the inside bar ! and they are dog friendly outside so my yorkshire terrier loves it there! Their...More

Thank Sophiebooth93
Barons D, Customer Relations Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sophie, what a lovely review! We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy visiting the pub and to read all your lovely comments which I will certainly share with the team at The Black Boy. For only £1, our Diner's Card gives you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with a friend for her birthday and with two kids we sat outside in the beautiful and heated garden. The garden is wonderful, especially the heaters in this weather. The food was really good, the kids especially loved their fresh pasta and ham,...More

Thank Florence O
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to hear! Thanks for posting this great review and we hope to see you all again soon :0)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have not been here before and it was a Friday they were busy but made room for us in bar area. The food and staff were excellent. Next time we will book so we can sit in the restaurant area to see what it...More

Thank Michelle S
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this super review, Michelle, there's certainly loads of tasty dishes to try so we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Booking is very easy for up to 8 people on our website or by calling the pub on 01189 883116 for larger...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door we were looked after. Service was great and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Carla C
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to hear! Thanks for posting this fab review :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, plenty of choice on the menus including children's menu as well. Very comfortable surroundings including excellent outside seating area (all weathers). Plenty of seating areas inside. Always made to feel welcome every time we have been. Always accommodating for a table even...More

Thank Lesley H
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind comments and for recommending us to others. We look forward to welcoming you again soon :o)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a few times to meet friends for lunch during the week. The location is quite handy, it has decent parking, a lovely outside area and the food is good and reasonably priced. Service can be a little variable, but its generally...More

Thank simpo2
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner and drinks with friends on a Friday night. Food was great and service was friendly and helpful . We really enjoyed the visit and will certainly be back again. Can good advice on what to eat and not rushed at the end of...More

Thank nazzy85
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's great to hear! Thanks for posting this lovely review. Glad to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon :0)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by with a friend on a Saturday afternoon after being recommended here by a Work colleague. Had the cheese balls starter which was very nice, my friend had the soup which he enjoyed. Main meals we had Fisherman’s Pie and the cheese topped bubble...More

Thank Stew B
Barons D, General Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's great to hear, thanks Stew, much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon :0)

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Beverley B
25 May 2017|
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Response from Ellie R | Reviewed this property |
you can certainly eat outside. it is very pleasant.
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REGINALD C
14 April 2015|
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Response from Marc N |
Good evening Reginald The menus can all be found on our website which is listed on the main page. (Sorry, we are not allowe3d to post the link in this section!) To book a table, please contact us on 01189 883116 anytime... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shinfield Road | Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 988 3116
  • E-mail
Description
We’re delighted to be the new owners of The Black Boy, Shinfield. We are currently closed for an extensive refurbishment and are due to reopen on Wednesday 8th March 2017.

We will be updating this our website shortly and you will be able to book a table online from mid February, so watch this space! We look forward to seeing you.

Barons Pub Company
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