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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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  • chris laidlaw
    chris laidlaw
    4 months ago

    We came for the food as we saw it was highly rated. We were lucky to get a table but thanks to one of the staff members we got a table. Location is okay. It's as expected from a pub in the centre of town. Drinks are decent but a little over priced for a pub (think London prices). Food was average. I was expecting bolder flavours and not so tough meat but got the opposite. Gravy was good first few mouthfuls. Both me an my partner went for the duo pork belly and loins. Overall I'd say good for pub and atmosphere but drop the price for what it's worth.

  • Barbara H
    Barbara H
    5 months ago

    Food is amazing. Ate here twice while on holiday. Both times very impressed. Duck spring rolls stater was sublime and was enough for main. Caesar salad and thyme roasted chicken both delicious. Staff also very friendly and helpful. 100% recommend.

  • Lewis Shaun
    Lewis Shaun
    3 months ago

    I had lunch here last weekend for my girlfriends birthday and it was so good! The service was really fast, the food and drinks came to the table pretty quickly. Staff were friendly and the food was awesome. The light snacks for lunch were easily big enough to fill us both up. The Pastrami, Melted Swiss Cheese and Sauerkraut Baguette was lovely and you get a pleasant portion of fries to go with it which were also pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of pickled onion but it actually worked on the Baguette and the coleslaw was some of the best coleslaw I've had in a while. My partner had the Sticky Sweet Chilli Marinated Beef which was, honestly, even better. Delicious, great texture and pretty spicy which is perfect and the wrap is hefty, so no complaints at all. Overall one of the nicest lunches out I've had in a while and easily worth the money. 🔥

  • Tiffany Carter
    Tiffany Carter
    3 months ago

    6 adults, 7 kids and a baby turned up for lunch at midday amidst a busy august lunchtime. We hadn’t booked yet The manager met us with a beaming smile and nothing was too much trouble. They found us a great table and took our orders without any hint of annoyance (despite our small people’s indecision!) all staff were exceptionally helpful from start to finish.. and not in the I’m fishing for a tip way but genuinely helpful. Food arrived quickly and was fresh, generously portioned and delicious. I can’t believe I actually enjoyed a group lunch out with kids! I can’t rate this more highly. Thank you so much!

  • Angela Hayes
    Angela Hayes
    5 months ago

    Stumbled across this place whilst visiting Norfolk & so glad we did. The weather was fab so decided to eat lunch in the beer garden at the back. Definitely been in better beer gardens but hats off to them they have made the best of the space they have. I had creamy mushroom on garlic ciabbata which was delicious and plenty of it. My partner chose steak, mushroom & blue cheese baguette with fries & coleslaw, which was a huge portion and delicious. Staff very friendly & professional Highly recommend

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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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