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Black Boy

1 Wharf Hill
SO23 9NQ

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 2.30 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 2.30 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 2.30 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 2.30 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 2.30 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

About the Pub

A lively free house set on a raised terrace just across the Itchen from Wolvesey Castle and Palace. A central bar serves a variety of eclectically decorated rooms. There is more bric-a-brac than the eye can take in at one visit including many surprising stuffed animals. Outside is a large raised patio area with plenty of covered seating. Food consists of four varying pub classics plus sandwiches; bangers available between lunch and evening. 10 double, en-suite bed and breakfast rooms are available at the co-owned 'Black Hole'.

Historic Interest

18th century Grade II listed. Historic England list entry 1350727.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Alfred's Saxon Bronze
  • Flower Pots Pots Bitter
  • Hop Back Summer Lightning

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bowman --varies--
  • Hop Back --varies--

Source: Local

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Two local ciders, but some may be a 'mixed fruit' style (not CAMRA accredited)

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Alfred's; Andwell; Bowman; Flack Manor; Flowerpots; Hop Back; Triple fff;

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Friendly house dog frequently in attendance.

  • Accommodation Accommodation

    10 double, en-suite, B&B rooms in the adjoining, co-owned, building (Black Hole)

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Table football table, Pacman and board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    First Monday in the month.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask for password at the bar.

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Black Boy

1 Wharf Hill
SO23 9NQ

Sat Nav Reference

51.05781, -1.30738


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (135m)

Stagecoach: 4

On main road, Chesil St., just to the north.


Just off Chesil St (B3404)

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Black Boy

1 Wharf Hill
SO23 9NQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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