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“we arranged a wake for my mother last week in December. Peter made it so easy to sort out.. He also put photos of my mother onto a screen. This was a lovely as you were able to look back at memories over her life. The food was very good, and the service brilliant ”

Helen Dommett, Watford 13 Jan 2019

“The celebration of life for my husband Phil Atkins was held at the Black Boy pub. The atmosphere was good with plenty of food and friendly staff. On the TV screen there was a loop showing photos of Phil over the years which I now have a copy of and playing his favourite music in the background I would like to thank Pete and his staff for making a sad afternoon a more bearable ”

Kay Atkins, Watford 10 Jan 2019

“Peter helped arrange a great wake for my Dad recently. A couple of phone calls was all it took to arrange a buffet and talk about options. He allowed us to put pictures up on the TV or have a playlist of music which were nice ideas. He also gave us tokens to hand out to our guests so we could buy them a drink.

Process was very easy and would definitely recommend. ”

Alex, Hemel Hempstead 06 Jan 2019

“Played on the dart and football team in 1976-77 . My beer mug is probably still there.I left for the USA in October 1977 but my dad Andy Millar was still a regular.Thanks for the memories,A great pub and from the feedback i get from back home,run very well with a great landlord pete. ”

Mark a Millar (Dusty), Florida Usa 04 Jan 2019

“A big thank you to Peter and his staff for the lovely buffet they provided for my mums wake so close after Christmas (27/12). Having not lived in Watford long and being recommend The Black Boy by another establishment, we could not fault the service. Two short phone calls to book and confirm and the rest was handled by Peter - perfect given the difficult circumstances! We do plan to return after your refurbishment but would just like the opportunity to thank you once again. Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! ”

Linda, Watford 28 Dec 2018

“Thank you Peter and staff for making my dads wake a success. Tuesday 18th December 2018. Great food, was just right for us. (50-60 guests) perfect venue Xx Will come in for a drink after your refurb in the new year. Merry Christmas to you all. Thank you X ”

Sandra Westrope, St Albans 22 Dec 2018

“We had the most memorable day yesterday thanks so much to Peter and his staff at the Black Boy wonderful food beautiful photo slideshow on big TV recommend to all

Nina Consdanti, Welwyn Garden City 15 Dec 2018

“Held the wake for my Dad, Reg Fuller at The Black Boy and couldn't fault it. The buffet was plentiful, included hot and cold food and reasonably priced. Lovely that we could put up a slide show of Dad on the screen and have a playlist of music going on In the background. Very easy to arrange as Peter organises it all for you. Thank you Peter and your friendly team, Dad would have loved it. ”

Sara Pridham, Aylesbury 09 Dec 2018

“Dear Peter,

A heartfelt thanks from the Atkins Family for the kindness you showed to us at the Wake of my late Uncle. The food was perfect for us and you and your staff could not have been any more accommodating.

This is the second time that we have called upon the Black Boy for a sad occasion, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.

Hope to pop in soon for a drink under more happier circumstances.

Regards Peter Atkins & Family ”

Peter Atkins, Bovingdon 05 Dec 2018

“Many thanks Peter to you and your staff for organising the wake of David Biggs yesterday.
The food was wonderful and your staff were super friendly and helpful.
And thank you for working your magic with the photos they looked amazing.
Jen Biggs ”

Jenny Biggs, Redbourn 16 Nov 2018

“Thank you to all the staff at the black boy for organising the wake for Jim chamberlain today , the food was lovely , staff very friendly and helpful and the pub was very cozy and welcoming. ”

Christine Chamberlain, Milton Keynes 12 Nov 2018

“Thank you for your assistance recently with arranging the wake for my late brother. It all went very smoothly and was the right setting for our group of about 20 people, plenty of nooks for our family and friends to congregate and talk. The food was delicious and plentiful. The staff friendly and efficient. Everything was just right. ”

Alison Hey, Nsw Australia 17 Sep 2018

“A big thank you to Peter and the girls who provided a wonderful spread and hospitality for all our guests at the wake for the late Pete Wardle (Louise's dad). Everyone had a great time and having the screen available to show a lot of poignant photos that told his lifestory was an added bonus. ”

Rob & Louise King, Nottingham 30 Aug 2018

“Thank you to Dilly, Sandra and all the bar staff at Black Boy!! We all had a fantastic day/night celebrating my husband’s 40th birthday party on Saturday 25th August.
Great hospitality and venue for a large gathering! Atmosphere was fantastic, staff were approachable and happy to help! The BBQ was perfect for our occasion and went down a treat with our guests.
Many of our guests commented on the ideal facilities and would highly recommend for future functions!
Thank you!! ”

Faye and Damion Melsome, Watford 27 Aug 2018

“Perfect venue for the wake. Very cosy and friendly atmosphere. Buffet food provided at a reasonable price. Peter did a great.job in making the wake.go.really well. Nice little.touch of providing photo slide show on the big screen TV and a bespoke playlist of my fathers avourite music. Thoroughly recommend. ”

Martin Stafford, London Se9 26 Aug 2018

“Thank you so much for the help with arranging both food, drinks and hospitality to guests at my Uncle's funeral Wake at The Black Boy last week. Everything was just perfect - The food was excellent and I especially enjoyed the 'slideshow' of our own photos on the screen throughout the time we spent with you.

Thanks again - I would thoroughly recommend this pub and it's helpful staff to others who are arranging a similar 'Get-Together'.

Kind regards - Jill ”

Jill Dian Izzard, Bedford 20 Aug 2018

“A big big thank you to peter and his staff, for the way they handled my fathers wake on the 6th August, everything was meticulously organised from the food, to the pictures on the big screen, and a playlist of favourite songs in the background.we could not have asked for a better place for a family and friends gathering, once again THANK YOU .

steve ”

Steve Jeffries, Wembley 17 Aug 2018

“We had my mother-in-law’s wake at The Black Boy. The owner Peter, was extremely helpful as were all the staff. Everything requested was put in place, the food was perfect and very good value. The excellent service made a difficult day a lot easier. Would recommend. Thanks to all. ”

Mark Goodman, Watford 17 Aug 2018

“Absolutely Outstanding service we received from pete and his staff on tuesday 19th june for my mother Eve's wake.The food was superb and at a fantastic price.We could not have hoped for it to have been more perfect.would like to thank pete, all his staff and customers for making it a fantastic afternoon.A hidden gem and a proper english pub.Can't thank you all enough.julie and graham taylor ”

Julie and Graham Taylor, Hemel Hempstead 20 Jun 2018

“Just a note to say 'A Big Thank You' for the spread at our Mum (Sylvia's) wake in the afternoon of Monday 23rd April.

The food and service was excellent and having photos on your TV screen playing was brilliant, a talking point with all the family and friends.

Kind Regards.

Cheryl, Alan, Sandra, Bruce, Nelson, Carly and Daniel ”

Cheryl McCallum, Javea, Spain 17 May 2018

“I just wanted to thank you &  and the staff at the Black Boy for their kind hospitality
last Saturday. Very much appreciated by everyone.

You have a cracking Pub there & we wish you all best. ”

Tony Forest, Northampton 02 May 2018

“Thanks to all the staff at Black boy great day out great service and welcomed our coach load of supporters no problem at all...feed back from our members was "cracking pub" "superb" "lets go back"
Put on some food for us and that was a cracking touch...great pub very clean too
So if you will have us we will be back
So from all Burnley fans in our group thanks bery much
Thanks Chris
Boundary clarets supporters group ”

Chris, Burnley 08 Apr 2018

“A massive thank you to Peter and the team for a first class service at my mother in law’s wake. The buffet was excellent and the venue is really good. We were made to feel very welcome and all our guests were very complimentary about all the facilities and service. Peter provided a tribute on a large screen along with some very appropriate background music. Thank you and I would definitely recommend this venue. Really, really good. Thank you. ”

Ken Lawrence, Warwickshire 27 Mar 2018

“A big thank you to Peter initially for a big mug of tea and a warm welcome and then for taking out the stress of arranging my fathers memorial get together with family and friends. The Black Boy was the perfect venue and even regulars seemed to appreciate the event and sat amongst the gathering which made us all feel.more at ease. Peter catered with ease with a nut free menu for my brother and the food was so good not a lot was left at the end although i am aware where the plate of cakes went but im not telling; a musical serenade of my fathers tv themes was organised by Peter as im a technophobe and ample cups of tea albeit mine always went cold lol. But a true gent with a great team to support him. Thank you from all the family. Id like to say we will pop in again but after 4 family 'get togethers' in a very few years we hope not. ”

Vivien Shortland, Birmingham 05 Feb 2018

“A massive "Thank you" to Peter and his team for looking after us at my Aunts wake. The food and drinks were excellent. Being able to show pictures of her life on the big screen went down a treat with the friends, neighbours and relatives who attended. Great to have the music of our choice playing in the background. ”

Nigel Taylor, Flitwick 02 Feb 2018

“Dear Peter,

Just to say thank you for my cousins wake yesterday Mrs Jean Hubbard was a lovely buffet just right and hit the spot really well I think Jean would have enjoyed a Gin and Tonic in your pub Ron her husband was very pleased with everything, My Husband said great Guinness! when we come to see Ron we will bring him over for lunch. The music was just right could hear it but not too loud.

Kind Regards



Lesley, Essex 30 Jan 2018

“I would just like to say thank you for the wonderful buffet and relaxed atmosphere,that we enjoyed at the Black Boy,after my fathers funeral in December.Peter provided a very warm welcome, that we all really appreciated, nothing was too much trouble and the service provided by pete and his team, made a very sad day,a memorable one.

best wishes

Vicky Sneddon ”

Vicky Sneddon, Watford 28 Jan 2018

“A big thank you to all the team at The Black Boy. They made it so easy for us to hold our mother's wake at the venue last Thursday. The food was good and the prices for both food and drink were very good. This is a welcoming and friendly old style pub where hospitality counts. Thank you so much. ”

Bob Carvey, Swindon 22 Jan 2018

“I would just like to thank Pete and all his amazing staff for providing an excellent service on Monday for my father's wake. The friendly and welcoming venue was perfect for the whole family to come to reminice and tell stories about my dad. The staff were discreet helpful and catered for all our needs.thank you all once again ”

Geoff Fry, Kingston Upon Hull 17 Jan 2018

“Thank you Peter and team for ensuring my mother’s wake went smoothly. The food was plentiful and superb as always and the guys worked hard ensuring the drinks flowed!! Ideal location as so close to West Herts Crematorium-thank you once again xx ”

Marissa Hardaway, Abbott’S Langley 02 Jan 2018

“So there we were returning to do our second gig at this lovely friendly pub. AS usual the guvnor Peter and his staff were so welcoming. The crowd response was great . It so nice to be in a pub with a nice friendly atmosphere. In the winter its cosy in the summer the back garden is great with great seating and a big stage for live bands. Hats of to landord Peter and his staff Cheers Steve and the Tones. ”

Steve, Ruislip 23 Dec 2017

“I would like to thank all at The Black Boy for the kind and respectful gathering they helped us to host following my fathers funeral.

The venue was perfect, the food was delicious and plentiful and all who were working were incredibly attentive. Many thanks. ”

E Peacock, Watford 17 Dec 2017

“My brother Colin & I would like to thank Peter & his team for making the Wake for our Mother Pamela Joiner a very quiet and respectful time. The finger Buffet was excellent just right, with a good selection of tasty morsels and the correct amount for our gather for family and friends.. Your friendly and welcoming approach helped in the sad passing of our Mother.
Many Thanks again

Mike Joiner


Mike Joiner, Amersham, Buckinghamshire 08 Dec 2017

“Dear Peter,
I cannot thank you and your team enough for the Funeral Wake today for Maureen Price.
Both family and close friends were so pleased and delighted with the lovely spread you provided. It was lovely to have hot food on what seemed such a chilly day.
In addition to this the atmosphere was absolutely perfect. It was lovely that the family could move around to talk to all those that attended afterwards quite freely.
I would highly recommend this venue to anyone in the future. You and your team do go the "Extra Mile" and it was very much appreciated.
Thank you once again for a lovely afternoon. It made the day some what lighter.
With Many Thanks
Moira ”

Moira Tonge, Croxley Green 27 Nov 2017

“Hi Peter
Just to say how much we appreciate your fantastic place.
Dads wake on the 14th November 2017 was well attended at your great place, I'm so pleased we had it at the Black Boy, you and your staff were fantastic on a difficult day for me
Every felt so comfortable there I think the word cozy and homely come to mind !!!!!!

It was nice to return last Thurs eve for a nice social on my own for a hour or so , love the Bud Light !!!!!
I cannot believe I have lived in Garston since 1989 and never ventured to the BB
Will definitely be my " Local " from now

Hope to see you this week

All the best

Tony B ”

Tony Bourke, Garston , Kingswood 26 Nov 2017

“Thank you Peter and staff for looking after us so well following my dad's funeral yesterday. The buffet was really good and plentiful and the bar staff were very friendly and efficient. Many thanks. ”

Sue, Southampton 03 Nov 2017

“A big Thank You to Peter and all he's staff for looking after us at Mums funeral wake yesterday.
Very grateful for you hosting us on a Friday and at 5pm ( realise this can be a busy time for you normally)
The set up out the back on the decking area was superb, food was plentiful, and everybody that attended said it was a wonderful set up for a gathering like this.
Please pass on my thanks to the ladies behind the bar Peter. There service was polite and professional and always with a smile.😊

Thanks again
Nick Champion. ”

Nick Champion, Fleet, Hants 15 Jul 2017

“I hadn't drank in this Pub since i was a teenager and as i was near and fancied a beer i thought why not try an old haunt of mine in the past. I found it to be a pleasant place to have a pint.
The Staff were welcoming and polite and chatty which made the fact that i was on my own easier. There was a good variety of beers to be had and they all tasted good.
Next time i am in the area i will definitely add this to my list ”

Ralph Ainsworth, Portsmouth Hants 24 Jun 2017

“My Mum and I would like to say a big thank you to Pete and staff for opening early for our family and friends to gather after Henry Nichols's Funeral on Tuesday 6th June.

The buffet provided was very good, plentiful and reasonably priced and the friendly service was exceptional. The gathering was made even more special with family photos showing on the big screen and music playing which were all my Dad's favourites.

Thank you so much to all at The Black Boy. ”

Cathy, Rickmansworth 11 Jun 2017

“We mainly chose The Black Boy as a venue as it was not far from Watford crematorium. With family and friends coming from different parts of the country it made sense to keep the traveling to a minimum.
The Black Boy is an old traditional pub with a county feel, it’s spotless and has a warm ambiance. We ordered food for 35 people which was well presented, variable and tasty. The landlord and staff were charming and the service exceptional.
In addition the locals accepted us and were friendly and polite.
I have no hesitation in recommending The Black Boy as a venue or as place to drop in for a pint, and thank the landlord for his hospitality. ”

John Fountain, St. Albans 05 Jun 2017

“Thank you to all the staff at The Black Boy for the efficient and friendly service for the wake of Amber Payne on 24th May 2017. There was plenty of buffet style food to cater for our 50 guests and I would recommend The Black Boy to others. ”

Wendy Purcell, Luton, Bedfordshire 30 May 2017

“I wish to thank all the staff for the sympathetic and wonderful way in which they organised the wake for Maureen Monahan on the 4th. April. The food was perfect and the atmosphere was just right. Although a sad occasion for all family and friends the staff helped turn the wake into a joyous occasion celebrating Maureen's life.
My thanks again. and I have no hesitation in recommending your venue ”

Derrick Monahan, South Oxhey Watford 05 Apr 2017

“Thanks you to everyone at the Black Boy especially Peter for the efficient and friendly service in providing food and drink for my father's wake yesterday. The food was good and as mentioned by others the choice of music when we arrived really settled us in. Thanks again Steve ”

Steve, Edlesborough 18 Jan 2017

“Dear Peter

Thank you very much for your help with the wake after Rudy Seeliger's funeral. In the run up to the event you kept in touch with us so we knew you were on the ball, and you dealt very well with our piecemeal arrival at the Black Boy. You were very welcoming and we're all very grateful.

Many thanks
The Seeliger Family ”

The Seeliger Family, Wolverhampton 14 Sep 2016

“Many thanks to Peter and his friendly staff for providing a good spread of food and excellent service for my wife's uncle's wake on August 24. It is an excellent venue, very easy to reach from the West Herts Crematorium and nice beer too. The dedicated playlist was a nice touch as well. Many thanks. ”

Jim Sweetman, Bury St Edmunds 25 Aug 2016

“Many thanks to Peter and his staff for arranging my husbands wake at The Black Boy on 24th June 2016. the location was recommended to us and is ideal for anyone using the West Herts Crematorium. There was plenty of buffet style food to cater for our 50 guests and we would not hesitate to use the Black Boy again, hopefully for a happier occasion.

Thank you Peter

regards Denise & Karen
Garston ”

Denise, Garston 11 Jul 2016

“Dear Peter
Thank you so much for the wake ,you provided for my wifes funeral last tuesday,the buffet was plentiful and everyone loved the surroundings and the ambience of your lovely oldy worldy pub,hopefully i shall visit you again under more happier circumstances.

many thanks

steve ”

Steve Eliott, Rickmansworth 11 Jul 2016

“A big thank you to peter and his staff,for the wake they provided for my fathers funeral.
They opened early for us,as our funeral was at 10.30am and laid on a traditional buffet and even had a playlist of our requested music to greet us on our arrival.a very big thank you.

joanne ”

Joanne Aliss, Dartmouth 11 Jul 2016

“Our thanks to Peter and his staff at the Black Boy, where we recently held our mothers wake. Peter and his pub were recommended locally. He and his staff were very warm and welcoming, and couldn't do enough for us. The buffet they supplied suited all our tastes , was lovely and well presented. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We would definitely recommend Peter and the Black Boy for any occasion .
Many thanks again. ”

Paul Lombard, Kent 14 Jun 2016

“A belated but sincere thank you to Peter and his team for providing a huge buffet and a warm welcome for my mothers wake last December. It was a really lovely environment and we were really happy with everything they did for us. I would recommend them to anyone. ”

Jenny Lopez, Harpenden 27 Feb 2016

“Thank you to Peter and all the staff for helping us arrange and hold the wake for my Mums passing. The location is great, the pub is warm and welcoming, the staff friendly and the food superb. The garden outside is well maintained and well equipped for those wishing to smoke or to have 5 minutes private time. Peter couldnt do enough for us and ensured that all was running smoothly. Thanks all for making a hard and difficult day a little better.”

Sara Marioni, Buckinghamshire 24 Feb 2016

“Yesterday Peter and his staff opened their doors to us at 11oclock and provided us with hot sandwiches, cakes,coffee and a welcoming smile. These special arrangements were made for my family who were traveling from different parts of the country to meet prior to attending our uncles funeral. I cant thank Peter enough.”

Diane, Wakefield West Yorkshire 10 Jun 2015

“Many thanks to Peter and his staff for the excellent way in which they managed my wifes funeral reception on the 21st May. There was over 100 people at the wake with plenty of food on offer which was excellent value for money. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Les Moody, Hemel Hempstead 24 May 2015

“Booked a funeral wake here - they were able to accommodate us at short notice, and also for an early arrival at 10am. Buffet food was lovely and well presented. Peter also had the facilities for us to bring an ipod and plug this into the pubs music system so we could listen to my Mums favourite tunes. Would definately recommend this place and thank you for the great service!”

Jasmine Abbey, United Kingdom 21 May 2015

“The Black Boy recently catered for refreshments, at short notice, after a funeral at West Herts Crematorium. Food was very good in quality and quantity. Service and surroundings equally good. Cost was extremely reasonable. Thanks to Peter and his staff. Highly recommended.”

Michael Clay, Chorleywood, Herts 25 Jan 2015

“We recently had our friends funeral gathering at The Black Boy after her committal at Garston Crematorium. It was an ideal venue. We were met by Peter and his team who were very friendly and welcoming and we were very well catered for. There was a good selection of snacks and plenty to go round. Part of the bar area was set aside especially for our group which made it quite personal. We would highly recommend the Black Boy.”

Joe & Kath Clague, Park Street 15 Jan 2015

“A good location for a gathering after attending West Herts crematorium. We were very well looked after by the team, the food was excellent and the space reserved for our group was just right.”

304PW, London 29 Oct 2013

“We had a reception after a funeral ceremony at the BB recently. It was great value, but more that that, Peter and his staff could not have been more helpful. As far as one can, we all enjoyed the time at the BB. Many thanks.”

Dr Clive Grace, Abergavenny 15 Sep 2013

“My dad used to own the grocery shop at the Bricket Wood Parade from 1972-1982, and during which time I had very fond memories of growing up in this small town. Since 1982 we have lived in San Francisco and recently I visited The Black Boy with my 9 year old son, and it brought back so many wonderful memories. So many things have changed at the Bricket Wood Parade, but I was please to see the Pub was still there. Thank you for memories....CHEERS!”

Vijay Patel, San Francisco 07 Aug 2013

“Dear Landlord, on 7th July 2013 several of us Leighton Buzzard lads came over for the Sunday afternoon music session with Maxwell,Hammer & Smith.We had a weeks long celebration for my 65th and rounded it up at your wonderful premises. All of us couldnt believe what a lovely pub and gardens you have. The afternoon was amazing. Your staff, the service, the bar-b-q, the beer and the band all truly superb. A credit to you all. Needless to say, WE WILL BE BACK! Regards Nick”

Nick Hartwig, Leighton Buzzard 25 Jul 2013

“Many thanks to Peter and his staff for the excellent way in which they managed my fathers funeral reception on 18th December. There was plenty of food and it was excellent value for money. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Dawn Beaumont, 28 Dec 2012

“We recently held a wake at the Black Boy. This was a difficult time for us but Peter and his staff were really super. Very helpful, sympathetic and efficient. Excellent buffet and reasonable prices. Well done and Thankyou. We would definately recommend the Black Boy.”

Brian Saunders, Garston 10 Nov 2012

“I used the Black Boy for my fathers wake. I would like to thank Peter and all those at the Black Boy for their hospitality and understanding. The relaxed atmosphere, high quality buffet and pleasant surroundings were all very welcome at this sad time. Highly recommended.”

James Hudson, South Oxhey 24 Oct 2012

“A mega thank you to Peter and everyone at the Black Boy who arranged the wake for my neighbour Sybil yesterday. Its not often that absolutely everyone who attends the wake comes and tells you how nice it was and what a wonderful spread it was too, but they did this time, every single person. So many thanks Peter for the great job you did and for the usual smiles and helpfulness from all your people :-)”

Beverley, Bricket Wood 20 Oct 2012

“On behalf of everyone who attended my fathers funeral last Thursday I would like to thank Peter and staff for arranging an excellent buffet and for being so very helpful and welcoming.I would certainly recommend The Black Boy.”

Louise Cook, Hertfordshire 10 Sep 2012

“Thank you for your lovley hospitality after my fathers funeral on the 16th May. The food and drink was fantastic. Well done to the excellent staff (Peter and Julie). Well recommended. Thank you again David Dunn ”

David Dunn, Watford 22 May 2012

“Thanks to all at the Black Boy for calm and reassuring hospitality following my brothers funeral at nearby West Herts crematorium. Very efficient, good spread especially tea and coffee given the weather conditions, and pub setting just right for occasion. Nice people and excellent value. If the Black Boy was my local, I would be a very happy man.”

John Francis, Hemel Hempstead/St Albans 10 Feb 2012

“Greetings from good reminder to the owners and guests of the Black Boy. I was with my friend Kevin liked there to have a beer. If I am once again in Watford, Im certainly over - hopefully. All the best Hans-Peter Bludau from Lünen near Dortmund / Germany”

Hans-Peter Bludau 10 Jan 2012

“Thanks very much for helping us out at such short notice for my Dads funeral last Tuesday 29th November ! Im so happy you accepted me making the sandwiches and bringing them in, and for clearing up after us ! That was brilliant. I look forward to coming to have a drink at the Black Boy during the summer, Ill bring my mum with me, well drink to my Dads health again when we go to visit the grounds across the road. Cheers”

Marion Tomsett, Watford 02 Dec 2011

“Always a pleasure to try out your real ales as I am a CAMRA member. The Black Boy has a great happy atmosphere, and the staff are friendly and helpful.”

Sally Sutton, watford 21 Oct 2011

“after returning to Bricket Wood, since when I attended Mt Pleasant Lane School, 1946-49, when we lived at 39 Bucknalls Drive ( Hamilton fam. ), I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the landlord / lady at the Black Boy, who made my nostalgic journey so pleasant, with good ale and food, although the TV sets were not in situ when I ast used the pub in 1959 just before I completed my indentured appren. with odhams Press, Lon. offices.The lane seemed to be much as it was then when as a schoolboy aged 6 - 9, I used to walk along it to nearby woods and footpaths. Long may it remain as also the Old Bricket. Well done with the war signage which I still await details of. Yours respectfully, Geoffrey Hamilton ( all the then generation of Hamiltons are now sadly deceased. I am 72, but not fading, just yet ) Good Luck !! ”

GEOFFREY EDWARD DIXON-HAMILTON, northampton, england 17 Jul 2011

“thank you peter and his staff for the wonderful,reception we recieved at the black boy after the funeral of my brother on the 26th october, it really did impress myself and the members of my family.what a wonderful place to celebrate brians life,"THANK YOU VERY MUCH" Jackie Bartlett ”

Jackie Martlett, Wembley 01 Dec 2010

“Tuesday 17 August 2010 Thanks very much to Peter and his staff for treating us so well after my brothers funerial. The food, service and location where perfect for this sad occasion. Many thanks again June & Roger Norman”

June Norman, Abbots Langley 24 Aug 2010

“thank you so much to pete & his staff for the way you treated us following my fathers funeral on 8th June. the food was perfect and the hospitality was second to none - you made a difficult day easier to deal with, hopefully well see you again under better circumstances, thanks once again, sharon & paul seamons ”

Sharon & Paul Seamons, Hemel Hempstead 18 Jul 2010

“peter and his staff Thank you so much for the way you treated us all after the funeral of my father,the food laid on was superb and the service you provided was second to none,it made our lives a lot easier during what was a very sad time for us,i do hope we can visit you again but under much happier circumstances,once again thank you for your kindness and hospitality. joan and derek blackley ”

Joan Blackley, London 16 May 2010

“On the 13th May we brought family and friends to the Blackboy after a funeral at the West Herts Crematorium. There were about 30 of us altogether and we were overwhelmed at the location itself. but especially the welcome we received from Peter and his staff. Some of us were locals, but many were over from Ireland so it was especially nice to be able to show just how good our local hospitality is! The food was excellent and plentiful and the service second to none.We wouldnt hesitate to recommend the Blackboy. Thankyou Peter ”

Pat Medlin and Greg Marsh, Ireland 14 May 2010

“Following the recent funeral service of our daughter at the nearby crematorium we held a buffet lunch at The Black Boy in Brickett Wood. We cannot praise highly enough the kindness and empathy shown by the landlord Pete. All of our guests commented on the charm of this old inn and in particular the excellent buffet lunch provided for us. Once again Pete many thanks for your kindness and warm hospitality Best Wishes David & Jean Faulkner”

David Faulkner, Bedford 05 May 2010

“Great pub, Great Staff,without doubt the best sports bar in the area,always a great atmosphere and reasonably priced,WELL DONE AND THANK YOU ”

Danny, Bucks 07 Aug 2009

“Good to watch the Lions Tour at The Boy while I was at home with My Dad, best pub in the area! ”

David Long, Dubai 19 Jul 2009

“Congratulation for this nice homepage of the Black Boy Pub. Best greetings on this way to Peter dillingham and Gavin Saunders. I missed in the O.P. Football Club-team Garston the famous right winger Kevin Straford, in 1963/1964 the goalgetter from North Watford Youth Football Club!!. Best greetings from L�nen/Germany sends Hans-Peter Bludau ”

Hans-Peter Bludau, Germany 07 Jun 2007

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