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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“roast dinner” (7 reviews)
“hot curries” (3 reviews)
“profiteroles” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Old Road | Heage, Belper DE56 2BN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Christine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank joan w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Francisca K
Reviewed 15 September 2018

if you want a great meal out,go to this pub,the quality of service cant be bettered,for good value drinks,and excellent well presented food,the owners make visitors here want to return, and we do so time and again,thank you everyone who works there,regards john p

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Food is excellent and freshly prepared. Certainly do not recognise previous reviewers problem. Dave and Ang run one of the most friendly welcoming pubs in the area. Excellent beer garden and great choice of beers and ciders. Good gin menu although does not have Fevertree...More

1  Thank R S S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Firstly let me say this is a review of the pub and not the restaurant as we didn't eat. As first times to this pub we entered to find a pleasant and clean environment . We ordered a white wine and Lancaster Bomber beer and...More

1  Thank mpbelper
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lovely village pub with separate restaurant and bar areas. We can only comment on the Sunday Roast which myself, wife and kids had. Good choice of meats, all cooked so they melt in the mouth, and available in small or large. All our meals were...More

Thank Lyndon P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This is a nice pub with a small restauant seating area. Rtlicak menu and typical food, it was all OK, served by busy staff and the food was good. You wouldn't be surprised by anything, and it was all just fine. I would not hurry...More

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A family favourite at lunchtimes. Typical but high quality pub food menu without any pretensions. Well deserved good reputation for fish and chips. Portion sizes just right. Good beer options too. Friendly and efficient service by staff. Will visit again soon, no doubt...

1  Thank Jeremy S
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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|
Response from SJM-DERBY | Reviewed this property |
Never seen a dog in the restaurant or the bar on any occasion but regularly see them outside with owners on a warm evening. The Good Pub Guide states no dogs but how old that information is I don't know.
John S
9 August 2016|
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Response from Married405 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do open on a Sunday evening. I advise you to ring and book yourself a table. The Black Boy is very popular on Sunday. Hopefully you can manage to book a table on the day you require. Enjoy your meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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