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The Black Boy

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Old Road | Heage, Belper DE56 2BN, England
+44 1773 856799
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very nice Sunday lunch with family. Roast dinners were excellent and the meat very tender.lots of veg, huge Yorkshire puddings. Even the small meals were a generous plateful.Enjoyef by all.

Thank Joy B
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we booked a table but there was no need as the place was empty despite it being bank holiday. My friend and I ordered lambs liver which was nice but the mash was dry and served in scoops like school dinners used to be. Our husbands ordered different meals but all the mash was dry. We were sat downstairs and... More 

Thank joybabe
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st visit to the Peak District and the black boy in belper. What a really lovely little pub. The service was really great, the food was outstanding. We shall be returning before we go home. We spoke to couple who told us about some of the sights to see in the Peak District very friendly atmosphere in... More 

1 Thank angela_sanders1961
United Kingdom
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142 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been here several times and have always found it to be very good. If you go on a Sunday there are normally a choice of roasts (on our recent visit 4) and then there is the main menu. I can particularly recommend the chicken with stilton and bacon sauce which is accompanied by chunky home fried chips and a... More 

1 Thank Julie P
Northampton, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited The Black Boy twice whilst staying locally in our caravan. First time to eat on the Friday night and secondly to watch the rugby (Ireland v England) on the Saturday - no further comment!!!! The pub is a very friendly local and particularly on the Saturday we were made to feel most welcome by the regulars. Food and... More 

1 Thank John S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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636 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I eat here on a weekday lunchtime on a regular basis with a group of friends. We are always treated very well both at the bar and in the restaurant which has now been extended. The menu is comprehensive and reasonable value in my view. My favourite is the fish and chips which can be cod/haddock and small/medium/large.

1 Thank RogerfromTown
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A very good dining experience on a busy Wednesday night. The restaurant has changed considerably since my last visit some years ago and is a big improvement. The service was excellent and the food quality and quantity was very good for a very reasonable price. We were a party of four and chose three very different meals all of which... More 

Thank Paul S
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We needed a quick lunch from a a local pub and this was on our doorstep. The menu was as expected and the service was fantastic, the staff were so very friendly and happy to adapt the menu to our dietry needs. We had the large fish and chips which was a whale of a fish and extremely well cooked.... More 

Thank Carol W
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,585 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

First impressions are very good, well laid out area around quite a small bar with good decoration giving you the impression of a traditional pub with a good range of beers/ales to choose from. Restaurant is split into two areas, both well decorated and well laid out. Menu is not over complicated and has a varied choice with a specials... More 

Thank johnhp702
Derby England
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This used to be a nice place to eat Sunday lunch but unfortunately a recent visit was a disappointment. Served on cold plates with very basic vegetables,cabbage and carrots with half a roast potato cold stuffing it was certainly not value for money. Deserts were again small portions and the custard had a skin on it. At £ 11 .75... More 

Thank nelliederbyengland
kellygderbyshire, Manager at The Black Boy, responded to this review

Hiya, Thank you for your review - we are really sorry that you were disappointed on your recent visit. We will definitely look into your issue with regards to our portion sizes. Just to clarify to other readers, our smaller meals are priced at £6.25. Our roast dinners are available in small or large - They are generally very popular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 17
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Road | Heage, Belper DE56 2BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 856799
This is a traditional village pub which has a restaurant area and does very good, simple food, that is cooked fresh to order.

The bar area has recently been refurbished to a high standard, and an extension has created an additional dining area which is disabled friendly.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?