The Black Boy

3.5 star property
3.5-star guesthouse with restaurant, near University of Oxford

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The Black Boy

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Double Room, Ensuite
Bar (on property)
Double Room, Ensuite | Bathroom
Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

Overview of The Black Boy

9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
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
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking
  • Kids' menu

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room, Ensuite

  • 19 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View

  • 19 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Oxford - 31 min walk
  • John Radcliffe Hospital - 3 min drive
  • Thames River - 10 min drive
  • Oxford Castle - 11 min drive
  • Blenheim Palace - 17 min drive
  • Cotswolds - 16 min drive
  • Bicester Village - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Oxford (OXF) - 19 min drive
  • Islip Station - 12 min drive
  • Oxford Parkway Station - 15 min drive
  • Witney Hanborough Station - 16 min drive


  • The White Hart - 2 min walk
  • Acropolis - 5 min walk
  • Domino's Pizza - 6 min walk
  • Asian Mama - 5 min walk
  • Posh Fish - 5 min walk

About this property

The Black Boy

The Black Boy puts you 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from University of Oxford. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
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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

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Wedding services


  • Garden

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • WiFi


  • 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 with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. The Black Boy also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Black Boy?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The Black Boy like?
The Black Boy is a short 9-minute walk from Nuffield Health - The Manor Hospital Oxford and 10 minutes' walk from John Radcliffe Hospital.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place to stay in Oxford
A lovely place to stay in Oxford. Easy to get into town, and a nice neighbourhood around the pub (pictured, and easy walking distance to the famous shark house!). Good food and numerous choices. Room was clean and comfortable
David, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Doug, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place to stay
What a great find. We were going back & forth to JR from Reading but decided to stay over as it saves time and The Black Boy was excellent- staff so helpful and friendly, food was amazing and our room lovely - we will be going back.
Best lemon posset ever!
Joanne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adrian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Oxford short stay great find
Brilliant, great location, easy to get to, really homely and friendly. Will stay again, discovered late on a park around the corner and the house with a shark in the roof, 200 yards away. Highly recommend
anthony, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A very relaxing stay, staff very friendly with excellent breakfast
Andrew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Emma, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very high standard of comfortable accommodation
Could not fault the friendly welcome, helpful advice on local services, breakfast and dinner options/menu and comfort/cleanliness of the Black Boy Inn. It is located within 5 minutes walk of regular bus services into Central Oxford (about 15 minutes away). It has off-street on-site parking which is important in the narrow, busy streets. Can highly recommend the Black Boy Inn for its accommodation and meals and I would not hesitate to stay there again.
Kevin, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden Gem
We stayed at The Black Boy, Headington, hidden away on the outskirts of Oxford and a cheap taxi ride into town. From the moment we arrived the manager and her staff were so welcoming and really helpful. Atmosphere was great, room comfy and breakfast lovely. Would recommend!
John, 1-night trip
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