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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a lovely little village pub, fantastic service and the food is the best I've had in the local area by far, I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a delicious meal and I will definitely be returning soon 😊

Thank kevrobbo76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited the blackboy inn for a lovely meal with my boyfriend and I must say the food was delisious! The service was quick and the staff were so polite they always ask if our meals are ok and if we would like anything else,they also made us feel very welcome in a relaxed environment. I would definitely recommend... More 

1 Thank Joanna P
Belper, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have had lunch at the Black Boy several times and it's always been OK. Decided to go for an evening meal - what a disappointment. Food was bland, under-seasoned and microwaved !! Perhaps it's a different cook in the evening ? Might go again for lunch (and choose from the lighter menu in the bar), but certainly not for dinner.... More 

Thank littlefish979
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in tonight for dinner following positive reviews. We both had fish and chips. The food arrived in record time which made us suspicious it hadn't been cooked from scratch. The mushy peas were anaemic and tasteless, the chips tasted as though they had been warmed up under a heat lamp and the fish lacking in flavour. The restaurant was... More 

Thank Emma T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on New Years Day. One vegan two vegetarians , one non Dairy Three who eat most things and a10 month old baby, The food was terrific the staff helpful nothing was to much trouble, it was a very relaxing meal . The vegan meal was very good ,so was the non Dairy the batter on the fish had... More 

4 Thank OmaWilson
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended today with a large party of about 20 people for a Christmas dinner, the service at the bar was slow although the lady was very good she was serving on her own and it wasn`t her fault. When we went down for the meal the service was good the starters came out which I didn`t exactly have but... More 

Thank w00djan
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Decent enough meal. All had roast lunch & all meat choices were tasty & tender if a bit limited on meat portion size. Had to return first desert of apple crumble as it was served lukewarm. It was changed & the next one was hot although by then the rest of the party had all finished their deserts.

Thank Lez21
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Both bar and restaurant service was slow and poor. Main course poor. Plenty to improve on. Two sweets were o.k but third sweet, profiterols were bought in with what we thought to be squirt cream. Will be a while before we return.

2 Thank j0hnwright1
Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I arrived at 1pm for lunch with 6 friends. We had booked a table, there was a good selection of meals and they were not overpriced. The food was very good and the staff were very friendly. I would certainly visit there again.

1 Thank Margaret T
Belper, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here many times, the staff are always helpful. The roast is very acceptable. But I would recommend the liver and unions with mash and peas (my personal favorite) The ale is always on song.

1 Thank geordie392

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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$ 16
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?