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The Black Boy

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Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
+44 1296 641258
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been here many times last year and was very good although at times food quality varied - been tonight and worst meal we have ever had here - has chef changed? Mussels were boiled to a point that they had disintegrated and portion was more like a starter - really disappointed , used to be a weekly haunt but not... More 

Thank Irishlass25
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere great food good choice on menu reasonably priced very good service and we would defiantly call again.

Thank david c
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our evening here was poor, the service was virtually none existent, when we did get seated waited ages to order. The food turned up it was very bland and their was a hair in one of the dinners, we brought it to the waitress's attention and she didn't seem surprised they did change the dish, but already put... More 

1 Thank calvin b
York, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to this pub by friends living in North Marston for Lunch when visiting from Oxford Friendly helpful welcome as we walked in -sadly too cold to sit in the attractive garden area but comfortable table beside old book case full of old attractive sets of old encyclopaedias. Service excellent - food good - stayed from lunch time until 3.45pm... More 

Thank Pauline C
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a busy sunny sunday afternoon. The first really sunny one this year so maybe not a good time as it was very, very busy. They seemed to cope well, and the staff were very friendly and efficient but the ordering was delayed and the food took quite a while. I get the feeling on a less busy day... More 

Thank Mike J
London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended the pub when I asked at a local hotel for somewhere with a good beer garden - this certainly has that. Stunning views for miles over the countryside, in pleasant and spacious garden. Lunch was good - nothing really special, but nothing wrong with it. Staff were pleasant.

Thank Jenny H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We have lived locally to this pub for 7 years. It's had numerous owners and we have tried and been disappointed in the past. I always believe good news never spreads fast and bad news quickly travels. In my last 3 visits to the black boy the staff have been great and the food has been superb. My wife has... More 

Thank cartelpaul
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We thought we would try the pub as we had an event to attend in the village. We were rewarded with a delicious main course. Followed by equally lovely pudding, accompanied by great coffee. The portions were just right. Served in reasonable amount of time by helpful staff. Amazing to have no complaints!

Thank Harriet M
aylesbury, bucks
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Old village pub in delightful setting. Views from back garden lovely. Good looking menu. Visited two years ago, drink prices seemed a bit high

Thank david_anna
North Marston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mostly good. But sometimes the food has been a bit of a let down, not always but sometimes. Staff generally friendly and helpful.

Thank Melrec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane, Oving HP22 4HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Oving
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 641258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?