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Submitted on Wednesday, 29th November 2017
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The Black Boy, Retford

DN22 6RH
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Will Larter left this review about The Black Boy

A former multiroomed pub now made into one larger room, but quite tastefully done with some retention of original features, or something that looks like it might be, and a feeling of two or three distinct areas. There's a solid fuel stove, racing on TV and a pleasant atmosphere that is only slightly spoilt by a smell of stale cigarette smoke, which I can only assume was coming from the clothing of some lads who were celebrating the end of their working week at the next table, still in the clothes they'd worked in. There are three hand pumps on the bar (see photo); I had the Bradfield Steel Cow, which was in good condition but not a terribly tasty beer, it has to be said.

Date of visit: 24th November 2017

On 29th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Black Boy Inn

The Black Boy is a decent looking three storey pub that is just off the middle of Retford.
When i first went in this pub it had a few different rooms inside and the pub was a Wards tied house with two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Wards bitter which was a very nice drink,the other beer was Wards mild.
I dont know what beers this pub now has on the bar.

Pub first visited 15/8/1982

Photo taken 2/6/2012

On 4th November 2012 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by James Joines
Retford, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Retford Low Level, 1.02 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Worksop, 8.85 miles, 2 hr 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Boy, Retford
21st Mar 2018, 20:45
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
21st Mar 2018, 20:19
Picture submitted by peter ashworth

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 November 2017 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Racing - last updated 29 November 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 29 November 2017 by Will Larter
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