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Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
+44 1635 247550
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What's gone wrong with this place? WAS classy with great food and service...NOW haphazard and random .We were left in the bar beyond our booking time and had to seek out our table ourselves to find our reservation had been wrongly ticked and staff thought we were already checked in......Also other diners receiving our orders, no one returning to take... More 

Thank melc304
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little out of town but Very surprised and Pleased as on our approach was clearly 'way more' than an ordinary public house. The outside area, furniture was classy, fountain, nice seating areas - would love to go back when warmer weather. On entrance seemed a warm welcoming oldey worldey pub, but clean and airy, with plenty of space. Service... More 

Thank lwarden
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was third on a list of places we wanted to eat Saturday lunch. The first was full and the second closed. Thank goodness as it meant we ended up here instead and had a wonderful meal. The food was of a very high standard with their signature starter of crab and boar fresh and tasty. The portions of stone... More 

Thank Grapefan
newbury berkshire
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New owners have rejuvenated the place. Nice friendly staff and a great menu. Delicious food. Well worth a visit,

Thank mercaclassman
Longcot, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a meal at the Crab and Board. Food very average. My mackerel was raw. Chips over cooked. All food tasteless. Was expecting better. Now have a stomach ache hope it was not the mackerel. Felt sleey and characterless. Was expecting much better. Just below average pub food. Unsure if we visited on the chefs night off.

Thank GeorgeP284
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit, read some previous reviews that were mixed, but thought I would prefer to make up my own mind. The reality was faultless service, a warm welcome, staff who were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent quality and good value with a varied wine list and local beers. Was well worth the trip and will definitely make a... More 

Thank PurdownPoacher
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to check out as a possible dinner venue - not bowled over by the menu, had heard it used to be great seafood. Service just for drinks was very slow; simply not enough staff, although the ones there were trying to soldier on, being both courteous and apologetic. Lovely looking place, though. But given the problems with service, decided... More 

Thank Denise B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to a very cold welcome. Couldn't find our booking despite having phoned earlier in the day to confirm. We were then ushered to a waiting area rather than going through to table as requested. The service throughout the meal was very rude, when we asked if we could have fruit for dessert because a member of our party had... More 

1 Thank lingy22
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had been recommended and we had a 1pm Lunch reservation. On arrival the carpark was almost empty on a Friday Lunch! Strange? Or an indicator of things to come.The bar was empty, was a pattern forming. After waiting a few minutes w decided to explore the deserted waiting area and pensively entered the restaurant to be confronted an... More 

2 Thank YorkshireTruth
Framlingham, England, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I don't often enjoy restaurants as I did this one. The staff were very friendly and the food of a high standard. The artisan bread was excellent. I started with mussels that were also excellent (had to ask for a fingerbowl). My main course wad on the menu as "whole Brill" but it wasn't a whole fish. Nevertheless it was... More 

Thank Rupert T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$58
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Chieveley
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 247550
We're a country pub and all of our menus showcase the best of Britain with plenty of fresh, local produce and dishes that tip their hats to the seasons. Whether you want to indulge in rich local game, fresh-off-the-boat crab or just kick off your wellies and relax with a pint and a scotch egg, here you'll get a true taste of the great British countryside. It's not just our food that we're proud of here, we've also spent time picking the best local ales and award-winning British spirits and wines for behind our bar, alongside some old favourites. From Sipsmith artisan gin to Nyetimber bubbles, make sure to take some time to sample our drinks menu too. We even stock Snuffle dog beer for any canine companions. We are proud to have received 2 Rosettes and 4 Stars for our accommodation by the AA. We are also part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by the Good Pub Guide.

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