The Black Boy

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Overview of The Black Boy

The Black Boy

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse in Oxford with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

55 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
91 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford, England, OX3 9HT
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Wedding services
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking
  • Kids' menu

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About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Oxford - 16 min drive
  • Blenheim Palace - 32 min drive
  • Cotswolds - 23 min drive
  • Bicester Village - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 20 min drive
  • Islip Station - 12 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 14 min drive
  • Abingdon Culham Station - 17 min drive

About this property

The Black Boy

3.5-star guesthouse
Consider a stay at The Black Boy and take advantage of free breakfast, a garden, and a bar. Free WiFi in public areas and a restaurant are available to all guests.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Wedding services, a computer station, and smoke-free premises



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Cycling nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Wedding services


  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Black Boy Pub Hotel Oxford
Black Boy Pub Hotel
Black Boy Pub Oxford
The Black Boy Oxford
The Black Boy Pub Hotel
The Black Boy Guesthouse
The Black Boy Guesthouse Oxford

Frequently asked questions

Does The Black Boy offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Black Boy does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Black Boy?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Black Boy?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Black Boy?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Black Boy and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. The Black Boy also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Black Boy?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include La Croissanterie Cafe (4-min walk), CRAFT Burger (5-min walk), and Posh Fish (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Black Boy like?
The Black Boy is a short 10-minute walk from John Radcliffe Hospital and 9 minutes' walk from Nuffield Health - The Manor Hospital Oxford.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

margaret, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

One night in Oxford
Lovely short stay at this hotel. Very friendly staff. Room is a good size with a comfortable bed. The hotel is nicely decorated. Parking is easy and it's a short walk to the bus to get into town which makes it easy to access the town, which is not easy to drive to. We also ate at the restaurant which was a good experience.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Lovely pub
Lovely room to stay in. It had everything we needed. Staff were excellent, very friendly and happy to provide us with early breakfast which we ordered the night before. There was a bit of noise from pub customers sitting outside below our window but we expected this on a nice warm evening. Would thoroughly recommend staying at the Black Boy.
Howard, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it. Perfect location, charming building, and amenities. Room was comfortable and food was great.
Adam, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Martin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

T, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Medical minibreak
I was booked in for an outpatient procedure at the John Radcliffe, so decided to make a 2 day "minibreak" of it. Lovely clean room and bath/shower. Good early spring weather, so I walked both to and from the JR (15 min to West Wing). Good varied lunch and supper menus. Breakfasts (included in my tariff) were superb. Staff and landlord very helpful and welcoming. I now need an excuse to revisit!
Ellen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cameron, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little place
Lovely place, friendly, helpful. Breakfast was fantastic as was the evening meal. Great spot if you need to visit the hospital, just 15 minutes walk. Lovely cocktails too
1-night trip
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