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“Wow what an experience”
Review of The Blue Boar

The Blue Boar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 31
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 6 April 2018

5 ladies on a girlie weekend break to the area. It happened to be Mother’s Day but despite this I called a few days before our visit to enquiry if they would be screening the 6 nations rugby match as we are welsh ladies who follow the 6 nations. Not only did the lady I spoke to confirm it would be screened but she moved us onto a table right next to the screen and extended our table time to make sure we could watch the match and eat our food. The food was incredible, staff were friendly and if we are in the area again we will be back. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank dawn p
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blueboar2018, Manager at The Blue Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hey Dawn,

Thank you so much for taking the time to spread the word about your amazing experience here with us all here at The Blue Boar.
Its great to hear you got to enjoy your own little private screening of the rugby this day and it was a pleasure to serve you some amazing food with a few glasses of wine along the way. It really was a pleasure to meet and look after the 5 of you and our door is open to you always.

Very best wishes

Christian

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We invited some close friends from Northamptonshire to join us at the Blue Boar for lunch and enjoyed a very pleasant meal together. We were looked after very well by the staff and the appetising looking food was nicely cooked and arrived promptly. The Boar is a very characterful pub with a great choice of eating areas. Maybe as some others have said a little more veg would be welcome but on the whole we were quite impressed. Many thanks to Shannon, Kirsty, Claire and Josh for looking after us.

Date of visit: April 2018
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blueboar2018, Manager at The Blue Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Dez and Kim.

Firstly let me thank you for taking time out to leave us this lovely review. Its a pleasure to read reviews like this one where everything at the Blue was just spot on for you, from the food to the character of our amazing building and to be topped off with exceptional staff.

I have printed this review and posted it our staff notice board especially for Shannon, Kirsty, Claire and Josh to read your amazing comments.

All the best

Christian

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited for our Ester holiday and we loved this place. We both had a very tasty burger each. Nice pub and dog friendly. Excellent choice for lunch. We had a great experience, quick and good service too!

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Karen C
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blueboar2018, Manager at The Blue Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hey Karen,

Thanks so much for the glowing review and for choosing to spend your time with us here art The Blue.
So glad you enjoyed our terrific burgers and got the great experience you deserve with us.

See you again

Christian

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Easter Sunday visit, early table booked arrived to a warm welcome and offered drinks straight away, Directors bitter kept well and a glass of great pinot grigio, Chefs pie best ever eaten, amazing burger and a fish and chips cooked to perfection, finished with 3 cheese board really good cheddar, blue and goats cheese. Great meal friendly staff would return when back in this area.

Date of visit: April 2018
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blueboar2018, Manager at The Blue Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Good Morning,

Thanks you for coming to visit us Easter Sunday and double thanks for leaving us a 5 star review.
It's refreshing & rewarding to hear you noticed how well kept are ales are and I will be sure to pass your comments
onto to our master of pies Rowan in the kitchen he will be delighted to hear it's the best pie you've ever eaten.

Hope to see you again.

Christian

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Food was good but lacking in vegetables. I had the pork belly 3 bits of veg. Need more veg please
I would visit again

Date of visit: March 2018
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blueboar2018, Manager at The Blue Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hi There,

Thank you so much for your 4 star review, Its great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the pork belly.
It is a great shame to hear you didn't feel you had enough veg on the dish during this visit as you are aware the dish comes with braised baby leeks and purple sprouting broccoli, but where people would like a little extra veg we do have some delicious sides to accompany our dishes, a personal favourite is the honey roasted beetroot and orange.

We look forward to you revisiting and I will take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Easter.

Best wishes

Christian and the team

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