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The Black Boy

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Certificate of Excellence

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

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.
US$ 8-US$ 18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a problem booking an evening meal. They said they were busy so we had to book and eat very early. Arrived had a drink and went to table. No waiter or drinks so we had to go to the bar to check how we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank pboroman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily the best pub in Heage, its a typical classic English country pub, can easily be missed driving around the countryside, but stop if not for a meal, jsut to have a pint in a splendid English pub atmosphere served by good staff and good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're always in here for lunch and you can't go wrong with the bar snack menu - I would recommend the chicken bites and chips!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Guest22993
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Nicely set out pub, much improved from previous visit. Beer was good and the hot beef sandwich was excellent. Just right for a brief stop off. Will try and get in for a meal in the restaurant now I've sampled.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank phil1965smith
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Enough said in the title. Well worth a visit! We were welcomed in as a (very) late Sunday booking and were not disappointed - absolutely fantastic experience!

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank AJ G
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Large group of 22 former colleagues visit for Thursday lunch. This is our regular venue as the food, staff and room are always good. Wide range of meal choices. Fish and chips is a favourite here.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Four of us meet up on Sunday evenings, go out for a meal together. We have been to the Black Boy twice now and have booked a third visit. The food is really nice...home cooked. The meat is tender...plenty of seasonal vegetables. One of our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Christine N
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The waitress knocked a whole pint of coke over my sleeping grandchild. Fair enough we all make mistakes, but instead of dealing with it properly she just disappeared after handing me some paper towels. The drink wasn't replaced and we were left for over half...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Once again visited this pub for a meal a party of 10 which included two children we went Sunday tea time nothing was to much trouble ,for them they even gave us two portions of garlic bread with cheese for the two boy's it wasn't...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank joan w
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely pub. It's friendly, efficient and really good food and beer. Very good value for money. It's well worth a visit

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Francisca K
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Howard P
25 October 2018|
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Response from kellygderbyshire | Property representative |
We have a Christmas menu running alongside our normal menu throughout December. Our Christmas menu is available from 3rd-24th December (Excluding Sundays). Menu and booking form are available to view on our Facebook page... More
Kieran M
6 July 2018|
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Response from KLeeFoodie | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Although relatively quiet on the Sunday afternoon we visited I would recommend you booking a table to avoid disappointment.
23 May 2018|
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Response from kellygderbyshire | Property representative |
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed inside at The Black Boy.
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