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The Black Boy


General ManagersMike Clegg & Claire Hawkins.

Shinfield Road, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire  RG2 9BP

Contact UsTel. 0118 988 3116  email.
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TypePubs in Shinfield, Reading.
Pub Explorer Reference27531.
Pub Opening TimesMonday - Saturday 12noon - 11pm.
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm.



We reopened following a refurbishment Autumn 2014 giving us a fresh new look. Come and see the changes for yourself soon.


Drinks on DraughtBecks Vier, Fosters, Kronenbourg 1664, Stella Artois, Guinness, Aspall Suffolk Cyder & Strongbow Cider.
Real AlesGreene King Abbot Ale (5.0% ABV), Greene King IPA (3.6% ABV) & Guest ale.
Other DrinksExtensive Range of Wines, Hot Chocolate, Tea & Range of Speciality Coffees.
We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.

Our Food

Enjoy homecooked food, all freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients where possible. Choose from our varied, regularly changing Modern British menu which includes fresh fish dishes with our best selling fish pie.

Meal TimesMonday - Thursday 12noon - 2.30pm & 5pm - 9.30pm.
Friday & Saturday 12noon - 9.30pm.
Sunday 12noon - 9pm.

Our menus.


Sunday Roast:

Traditional Roastis served with choice of usually 3 roasts including sirloin of beef, roast pork and roast chicken, fresh seasonal vegetables and homemade accompaniments such as our own Yorkshire puddings, from £11.95.


OUTDOOR FACILITIESAl Fresco Dining, Beer Garden, Patio Area with heaters & lighting, Large Car Park, Disabled Car Parking.
GENERAL FACILITIES Free Wi-Fi Access, Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilet, Baby Changing Facility.

We have a separate smoking shelter with seating & lighting.

OTHERChildren Welcome until 9pm, Dogs Welcome outside on a lead, Cash Back available, Debit and Credit Cards accepted.
Black Boy, Shinfield

Refurbished Autumn 2014 The Black Boy we are situated in Shinfield village on the outskirts of Reading and is on a local bus route, with easy access from the M4. Easily found we are a bit of a local landmark, just off the Black Boy Roundabout, which was named after the pub. An old stone building, you will be greeted by a friendly team in comfortable, modern surroundings. Our bar area has an open fire and sofas to relax alone or with friends. The dining area also has a contemporary feel. You can dine throughout the venue, with Mike & Claire now offering delicious home-cooked food daily, from a regularly changing modern British style menu. All our food is freshly prepared in-house using seasonal produce, which is sourced locally where ever possible. The welcoming team will be happy to see you anytime.