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The Blue Boar

) #5 of 38 Restaurants in Chipping Norton $$ - $$$ , British,
1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
+44 1608 643108
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (17 reviews)
“boar” (4 reviews)
“ham hock” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came across this wonderful restaurant while staying in Cold Aston for the weekend . Fantastic interior and menu plus the food was some of the the best we've had in ages. A special shout out to Katie for looking after us so well and to...More

1  Thank Richard E
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hello Richard, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. I will be sure to pass on your comments and praise to all the team here at the Blue, especially Katie who has already excitedly sent me a text about this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we decided to have lunch here, we didn't realise it was part of the Young Pub group. I've eaten in one before and wasn't impressed. The way the operate is, that they all need to have their fixed Classics and the resident chef has...More

1  Thank GerlaB
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Impressed is certainly a response we like to hear, We believe our head chef Dale and his team go above and beyond and do an amazing job with the menu here at the Blue Boar, and from your glowing review its nice to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Chipping Norton and visited for a drink and loved the place, had a lovely lunch and returned the following day for dinner which was excellent. Lovely friendly staff and the place has a great feel about it. Would recommend for food and drink.

1  Thank Lubbioo
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Hello there, Lovely to hear you enjoyed not only lunch but dinner too, We will pass your lovely comments on too the staff and chefs, and thank you so much for saying you would recommend us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Christian

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a long trip to the U.K. Being great fans of pub food and English beer, we had lots of pub lunches. This pub had friendly service and great food. It had the best steak and ale that I ate during...More

1  Thank David E
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello David What a lovely review! so glad you enjoyed the pie, be sure to visit us again if you revisit the U.K Many thanks Christian

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends & I stumbled upon this gastropub while passing through Chipping Norton back in June... It was stinky hot outside so the air-conditioning was a welcome relief ! But the food & service turned out to be an even better reason to stop here....More

1  Thank darrenjlow
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hey Darren, I could not agree more that our air con feels somewhat like heaven on these hot days here, and i am happy you got to enjoy it too! Thanks so much for leaving us this fantastic review, its a real nice pat on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place. We were staying at a nearby campsite and came down here for a meal. Nice atmosphere, mixed crowd of locals and tourists. Really characterful old building. The staff were very friendly and our dog was made to feel very welcome. Had excellent hake...More

1  Thank Carol16
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello Carol, Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Blue, we are so lucky to get to work in such amazing surroundings and as you say such a characterful building. We look forward to welcoming you and your loving dog back soon for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped into the Blue Boar mid afternoon. We were shown to a table with a friendly face and smooth efficiency. I went for the ham hock and duck egg, the triple cooked chips were perfection, the ham hock fell to delicious pieces and the...More

1  Thank WarwickshireTia
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for the lovely review, it is great to hear you enjoyed our pub, food and service so much! We look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit. All the best Christian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've spent several weeks working away in the local area and are very pleased to have found this venue and opt for it as our default home from home. The food is superb and very well priced (TRY THE SCOTCH EGG!), the landlords and staff...More

1  Thank alistairfray
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alistair, home from home is exactly what we strive for, we are delighted that you felt so welcome when you visited us, reading your lovely words now makes it all worth while. All the best Christian

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jade and Christian sorted me right out with a fantastic Malibu and milk cocktail, just what was needed after a long day at work.More

1  Thank kezzadee
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kezza, Thanks for leaving us a review, we are glad to hear you loved your malibu and milk, i tried one the next day actually and i must say it was refreshing. I have passed your comments on to jade who was so happy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere with very good service and nice food. Very reasonable prices. Great evening. We would return again.

1  Thank Charlotte W
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hey Charlotte, Thanks for taking time to leave us a review, its lovely to hear you had a great evening and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. best wishes Christian

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14 July 2016|
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Response from SaintWiz |
It's closed till November for refurb as its been bought by Youngs brewery.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 33
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Chipping Norton
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 643108
  • E-mail
A 17th century pub brought back to life with contempary lighting and soft furnishings that bring out the beauty of the original Oxford stone. The front bar holds the key to your welcome with a fully functional wood burner,the stable room restaurant, an original stable with its wooden rafters help you relax and enjoy the Great British menu on offer alongside the fine ales and extensive wine list.
The warm welcome by the staff make this a perfect destination for drinks, a quick meal or an excuse to sit and dine in the cosy atmosphere with friends and family
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