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The Black Boy Inn, Milton - pub details

Address: Milton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4HH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27432) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Kings Sutton (3.1 miles), Banbury (3.6 miles)

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Since our last, uninspiring visit, big changes at The Black Boy. It has been bought by the celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. Will it still be a pub? Or basically an upmarket restaurant.
Braganca - 1 Feb 2012 10:17
We popped in for a pint on a weekday lunchtime in late autumn because the sun was shining and the outside terrace faces south. One person was on duty -- we waited for several minutes at the bar while she went to and from the kitchen. Absolutely no acknowledgment that we were there. Finally we were served with poorly-kept beer and sat outside with scruffy seats and tables. Expensive as well, and referring to the previous poster Milton is not in the Cotswolds but a couple of miles outside Banbury. Milton is a pretty little village, and deserves a much more hospitable pub.
Braganca - 20 Dec 2011 18:21
I visited this pub in November 2010 as it was half way between my home and Heathrow and seemed ideal for an evening meal stop on our way to Egypt.

The food was great and they served a nice pint of Old Hookey. Prices were not cheap, but what do you expect in the Cotswolds! We both had 3 courses with a drink each and it came in at 70. The pub semed clean and had excellent toilets with nice soap on offer.

The staff were very attentive and only too happy to help. Although primarily a gastro pub, there appeared to be quite a few locals propping up the bar and the atmosphere seemed good. I can only assume that the owners have changed again following some of the dreadful reviews back in 2008.

Will call again if in the area or on my way to the airport.
427scr - 7 Dec 2010 16:03
mind the travelers from down the road
jeffisgame - 13 Aug 2010 21:19
We have been going to this pub for about 3 years and it has had 4 managers in that time! The second lot came as part of an extensive refurbishment. We liked it. Lovely ambience and great food. A great improvement on their predecessors. But, as someone else said, it was not really a real pub any more and the cost of a glass of wine was prohibitive. The landlady was a bit rough around the edges and was rude to customers in the "if you don't like it...' fashion. Her husband was charming and thoughtful to regulars there, though, and we went back often.

The next lot lasted five minutes after having put the prices up and cut the portions. The fourth lot are, I think, on 'death row'. They don't mow the lawn, the tables in the garden are laid out willy nilly and they are so rough I cut my hand on them on two occasions. The owner wiped our table inside at our request (it was covered in dog hair and bits of food). She used a cloth dipped in vinegar! It stank! No-one came to ask us if we wanted anything or if the food was OK. The price of the beer now is astonishing. The attention to detail has all gone, along with the charm. All we do now is go for a beer now and then but the standards have really gone down. Last week when we went, truly hoping for some improvement, all the hanging baskets were full of dead pansies. What is it with the pubs in this area? When are breweries etc. going to realise that people want to go and have a pint in a good old-fashioned pub with good honest food that is clean and pleasant to visit with friendly staff. Is it too much to ask?
LouloudeMonte - 28 Jul 2008 16:55

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