The Black Boy

Historic village pub with spectacular views, a warm welcome & great food & drink!


A bit about us

Situated in the heart of rural Buckinghamshire, 5 miles north of Aylesbury, The Black Boy was built circa 1524. The original building is still standing. The front door, bar area with beams, kitchen and living accommodation can still be seen. Various extensions and outbuildings were added in the 20th Century.

The Hossle or village pond, situated at the bottom of the pub gardens, was the only source of clean running spring water in the area during periods of drought. Farmers with sheep, cattle or horses would walk their animals from miles away to the spring, which is still as abundant today. It is rumoured that Oliver Cromwell and his New Model Army camped in the pub garden and hossle after sacking nearby Bolebec Castle at Whitchurch.

Why the name Black Boy? There are a number of similarly named pubs across the UK but the origins of the name is not clear cut. The most common belief is from when Charles II (1660-1685) was in exile his dark complexion earned him the nickname The Black Boy.

Building on the reputation that The Black Boy has been offering true hospitality for centuries, Paul Mitchell and his team are delighted to continue supporting the local community by providing a fantastic place to meet, relax and enjoy a drink and fantastic fresh, seasonal food.


For visitors with visual impairments

Full height windows with contrast surrounds.

For visitors with mobility impairments

From the main entrance to the bedroom, there is level access.

The route to the bedroom is 750mm wide, or more.

The bedroom door is 750mm wide, or more.

There is unobstructed floor space 1200mm by 900mm, or more.

The bathroom has a level access shower. 

For visitors with hearing impairments

Visual fire alarm.

TV with subtitles. 

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  • The Black Boy
  • The Black Boy
  • Church Lane
  • Oving
  • Buckinghamshire
  • HP22 4HN


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  • Parking available
  • Children welcome
  • TV provided
  • Wifi available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WC
  • Seating available

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