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The plan is to open the garden first on a “bring your own” basis. It will be £10 per head to enter and you bring your own booze and food. There will be a maximum of 6 to a table and no more than 2 households on each table.
Garden will open on 14th April and will be open from 5pm – 11pm Wed – Fri and 3pm – 11pm Sat and Sunday.

The pub will open indoors from the 17th May when the “bring your own” system stops. All government social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. We will not be serving food or taking any reservations.

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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

No Service Mon
12 - 2, 7 - 9 Tue - Fri
12 - 2.30, 7 - 9 Sat
12 - 2 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'.

Historic Interest

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

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Alfred's Saxon Bronze
  • Flower Pots Pots Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

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

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Black Boy, Winchester


  • 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;

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub 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


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Nearby Bus Routes (135m)

Stagecoach: 4

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


Just off Chesil St (B3404)

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