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The Black Boys Hotel is an imposing Grade II listed building in the centre of the historic market town of Aylsham. It is a popular pub, bar and restaurant and offers superb B&B accommodation in eight en suite guest bedrooms. The restaurant and bar areas of The Black Boys have been completely refurbished but stylised to preserve a 17th century feel with a modern ambience. To the rear of the pub we have a covered and heated outdoor area for drinking and dining – complete with its very own bar.

Our menus cater for both traditional and more imaginative tastes, using local produce wherever possible. On Sundays we offer a traditional roast alongside a wide selection of other dishes.

We are a dog-friendly pub and welcome well-behaved dogs on leads in the bar or garden, but they are not permitted in the restaurant. Dogs are also welcome in some of our guest bedrooms. Please mention when booking if you are bringing a dog so that an appropriate table or room may be allocated.

If dining in the bar with your dog we ask that owners be sensitive to other guests. If a dog needs food or water please take them outside where water bowls are provided.

Pub open every day from 8.30am. Breakfast served 8.30am-10.30am every day (booking essential). Main menu served Mon-Thurs 12.00pm-8.30pm, Fri & Sat 12.00pm-9.30pm, Sun 12.00pm-8.00pm.

Booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.



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  • Stu Barfoot
    Stu Barfoot
    2 weeks ago

    Visited on a Friday evening after booking the day before for four people to celebrate my partners birthday. We're from out of area and received a warm greeting and had a nice corner table. Another couple were seated at a table alongside us and there wasn't quite enough room for one of them to sit down due to the layout of the tables. The service was really efficient. Orders for food and drink were taken at appropriate times and everything arrived promptly and well cooked. Drinks were ordered on one occasion, we thanked the girl for taking our order and the response was was 'Okay' as opposed to one of gratitude for the order. Maybe a minor thing but a little more attention to basic hospitality detail goes a long way in making guests feel appreciated. It is a busy venue and they do seem to have enough staff to attend to all diners. Food was of good quality and the menu is really very good. A large selection of items that you don't see on standard pub menus so excellent to be able to stray from normal pub fare. Ambience was that of a bustling restaurant. Although there was a lot of background noise from other diners, voices didn't need to be raised at our table in order to hold a conversation.

  • Alison Sweetman
    Alison Sweetman
    a month ago

    Popped in on the off chance for Sunday lunch and were lucky enough to get a table. Roast dinners seemed quite expensive but were huge portions. The beef was beautifully cooked and absolutely delicious but some of the vegetables;especially the parsnip were very hard and undercooked. Inspite of this we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and we were so full we wouldn't have been able to finish all of the vegetables anyway. The staff were all very friendly and efficient and we will definitely visit again.

  • Sarah Lewis
    Sarah Lewis
    3 months ago

    We visited the pub for dinner on a visit to Aylsham to see family. The food was amazing, portions are huge. The staff are all super friendly and service spot on. The pub was packed so to have such great food and service is a credit to the team. This was a Wednesday night so I would highly recommend booking before you go.

    2 months ago

    Popped in for a pub lunch and wasnt disappointed. Large portions , good quality produce cooked and served well, plus good friendly service. Also dog friendly. Honestly could not fault this place. On hols so sadly not a local to us which is a shame as i would be going back if I could!

  • Joe Monas
    Joe Monas
    2 months ago

    Enjoyed a family meal for 10 people here Sep 23. Really nice country pub with good ales, great food and friendly prompt service. Sunday lunch was a great dish. Didn’t stay overnight so couldn’t comment on rooms, but all staff friendly and helpful. Very nice.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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