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The Blue Boar

1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
+44 1608 643108
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“boar” (73 reviews)
“pies” (18 reviews)
“ham hock” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called by on the off chance passing through Oxfordshire on business. What a fabulous find. The YOUNGS Special is exceptionally well kept, and the food is brilliant. Check out the Venison sausages and truffle oil mash! Thoroughly recommended.

1  Thank Nick S
Management response:Responded yesterday

Gents, Christian here, nice to meet and chat with you both yesterday, thanks for the 5 star review look forward to seeing you again when your bring your wife along to experience the Blue Boar. All the best Christian

Reviewed 2 days ago

We needed to find somewhere decent to eat as the food in our hotel was not as good as previous visits so decided to check out the Blue Boar. Everything about this place is great. The staff work as a team and are intent on...More

2  Thank djmedia2016
Management response:Responded yesterday

Hello Folks, Well firstly thank you so much for this amazing review, it was an absolute pleasure to read this morning and i have printed it off and pinned it on the staff notice board for all to read, I am sure they will be...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped into the town for dinner and decided to go here. Friendly staff and lovely food. Pie of the day was great and burger was a good choice too. We have di. We pudding and drinks and thought price was really reasonable. Would recommend and...More

Thank Rosie H
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Rosie, Great to hear you enjoyed our famous pies and the Blue Boar burger. We are delighted you had a lovely experience with us and we look forward to you revisiting in the near future. Christian

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in to eat before the theatre and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and friendliness of the service. The refurb presents a relaxed eating environment. The menu is trad pub grub plus and cooked to perfection with quality ingredients. If...More

2  Thank teitei13
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hello Thanks for the great review, glad to hear you enjoyed our food and the lovely relaxed environment of the pub and restaurant which we strive to achieve. I will be sure to pass your lovely comments onto all the staff. Hope you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christian was especially excellent in catering to my needs as a coeliac and had such a friendly personality. The decor is cosy and quaint and it was very warm on a freezing cold evening. Will definitely visit this place again!More

Thank Hannah G
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Hi Hannah Christian here, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for making everyone aware how wonderful i am! (haha) So glad you guys enjoyed your food it was an absolute pleasure looking after you both. Hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living locally we have not been into the blue boar since it was sold and revamped. We have some friends visiting so we took a nice gentle walk into town. We walked in welcomed by a roaring fire and a smell wafting out from the...More

Thank justand2014
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi there, It was so rewarding to come into work this morning and read this review. We hope to have you folks visit a lot more often now with you being so local, the fire will always be lit in the winter months should you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on Saturday eve as we were spending a weekend in The Cotswolds and found great reviews on this place teamed with a delicious looking menu! My husband and I both loved our food, the scotch egg is delicious and the pies...More

Thank JennyandRoss
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello Jenny and Ross, Thanks for calling in Saturday and many thanks for leaving this amazing review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food so much the scotch eggs are always a winner here at the Blue. We hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A proper English pub, fires, posed brick nice staff! Well worth a visit .. would have loved to try the food.

2  Thank Ralph R
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Ralph Many thanks for the review and we do hope you can pop back to enjoy the food. Gary

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here mid afternoon after looking for an hour for a cosy pub that served food mid afternoon. We couldn’t have been luckier. We had our 9 month old baby with us and the manager and waitress were so friendly and nothing was...More

Thank Paul F
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Paul, Thanks for the review, your little one was a joy to have in the pub for the afternoon. I will be sure to pass your comments back to the chef, they were only to happy to make a little tweak for you. Happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and had lunch here last week. The pub has lots of character and so did the staff. The food was good and the staff were very friendly and welcoming nice place will definitely recommend.

1  Thank tootrue64
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi guys, Great to hear you enjoyed the warm welcome from our amazing staff and nice to see the food matched the welcome. Hope to see you again some time soon. Regards Gary

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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
US$9 - US$33
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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