The Black Boy
Church Lane , Oving, HP22 4HN
The quaint village of Oving is home to The Black Boy, an historic pub that dates back to the 16th century. This wonderful establishment continues to delight patrons today thanks to a winning combination of fantastic food and drink and a genial atmosphere. Friendly staff offer a warm welcome to everyone who steps through the doors – including four-legged friends – making this a great spot for all manner of occasions. The Black Boy is considered a destination in its own right – visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy a delicious evening meal with loved ones or spend a leisurely few hours lunching in the beautiful gardens. The outside area boasts one of the finest views in Buckinghamshire, stretching across the countryside and providing a stunning backdrop to an al fresco meal. The decor stays true to the pub’s history and character, retaining original features and combining these with modern comfort. Exposed beams, rustic wooden furniture and open fireplaces create a cosy, traditional feel, while a light colour palette ensures the interior remains bright and airy. Those dining might start with the likes of flavoursome crab gratin, or perhaps share The Black Boy deli board comprising a black pudding Scotch egg, pork and apple sausage, pork bonbons, pork crackling, piccalilli and thick sliced bread. Follow with a selection of popular pub classics such as beer-battered fish and hand-cut chunky chips, or something from the regularly changing specials like slow-braised leg of lamb. Dexter beef steaks are sourced from a farm opposite the pub and cooked to perfection, resulting in delicious, melt-in-the-mouth meat that’s sure to delight even the most discerning of palates. Those with a sweet-tooth will be enamoured with the desserts on offer, including dishes like berry meringue roulade alongside double chocolate cheesecakes, crumbles and brownies. The well-crafted wine list features a tipple to complement any dish, and there’s a gin menu that features a changing range of small-batch gins sourced from all over the country. If you’re looking for a venue in which to celebrate a special occasion, you won’t find better than The Black Boy. They’ve earned a great reputation for the bespoke parties and weddings that they tailor to suit your needs, and promise an event to remember in such a unique setting.