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Black Boy

1 Wharf Hill
SO23 9NQ

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - midnight
SaturdayMidday - midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon
12 - 2, 7 - 9 Tue - Fri
12 - 2.30, 7 - 9 Sat
12 - 2.30 Sun



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'.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Alfred's Saxon Bronze
  • Flowerpots Bitter

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bowman --varies--
  • Hop Back --varies--
  • Itchen Valley --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Three 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; Itchen Valley; Longdog; Triple fff; Upham;

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    10 double, en-suite, B&B rooms in the adjoining 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


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Stagecoach: 4

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


Just off Chesil St (B3404)

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