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The Blue Boar

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1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
+44 1608 643108
11:00 - 23:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We managed to sit outside for a drink. The pub was lovely, was nice to have seats outside. Pub itself was quaint and the tag very friendly

1 Thank Sarah M
Management response:

Sarah, Thank you for visiting us and taking time to leave a review. We adore our little suntrap out the front and are pleased to hear you got to enjoy it while the sun was all too briefly out. look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Christian More 

Ventry, Ireland
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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely food served in charming surroundings be superb staff at a reasonable price. What more could one ask for. The staff were extra helpful with suggestions of where to stay and what to do. Well done

1 Thank soonas
Management response:

Hello there, What a lovely review to read this afternoon as i started shift. I would like to say thank you so much for a glowing review i agree that the building and surroundings are beautiful and charming, we all remind ourselves daily how lucky we are here at the Blue to work in such a beautiful building. I will... More 

Kent, UK
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a family group for an evening meal. We hadn't booked, the pub was very busy but we were lucky to get a table in the restaurant. Lovely, bustling and welcoming atmosphere. Good varied menu and wine list. All food was excellent. Would defiantly return.

1 Thank AlisonBea33
Management response:

Hi Alison, lovely words thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciated the quality of our food. We love the atmosphere that the Blue Boar gives out and always nice to here customers embracing it. Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Gary More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with some friends who have recently moved to Chipping (as it seems to be known locally!) and are trying out eating establishments, Well they got this one spot-on! Three of us went for the hake off the lunch special menu whilse the 'lone wolf' had belly pork .....and noone was disappointed. Food was very tasty, well prepared and... More 

1 Thank dalker
Management response:

Hi Guys, Thank you so much for taking the time to write an amazing review. It was a pleasure looking after you all and it makes the job so much more fun when you can engage with the customer. Good news! we have more hake in. See you soon Gary More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice local ales on offer nice good clean pub ,if in area would call in again . May try food next time but had ate already so maybe next visit

Management response:

Hi ya, Glad you popped in to sample a beer. We love our beer here and are always striving to keep it in tip top condition. I will pass on the comments to our cleaner of how clean you thought the pub was, as many times the cleaners get overlooked, despite doing a great job. See you next time, hopefully... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic find. My daughter and I were staying in Chipping Norton for 3 nights. Ate at The Blue Boar on the first night, and ended up eating there for the next 2 nights too. Food was amazing, friendly & happy staff, and lovely surroundings. Definitely recommend this gorgeous pub.

Thank Monique L
Management response:

Hi Monique, Many thanks for the glowing review. Its always lovely when customers enjoy the experience so much that they return. Hope you had a fab break and hope to see you again some time. Regards Gary More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprising atmosphere for a pub. Food was delicious, I had the ploughmans and my wife a sandwich which she enjoyed. Liked the place so much I popped in for a pint whilst waiting for a takeaway the next day!

1 Thank Richard_J_Hunt
Management response:

Hi Richard, We are so glad you and your wife enjoyed the Blue Boar. We work hard to make the atmosphere fit the beautiful pub it is and its nice that its appreciated. Happy that you enjoyed your food and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Gary More 

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196 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped briefly at Chipping Norton to have a nice walk and lunch before we continued our journey. we were both so happy that we decided to go into this pub. It looks fairly small from the outside but it is rather large on the inside with a very spacious dining area - even a small backyard. The place intself... More 

1 Thank Girondoluna
Management response:

Hello there, What a lovely review to read when i came into work today. Thank you for taking the time to post this review so other people get a good understanding of the service and food we provide here, i couldnt have put it better myself. We are big fans of gin here and love to try different things weekly,... More 

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked The Blue Boar as recent reviews were very favourable and we weren't disappointed. The service was relaxed but knowledgable. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The only gripe I had was the Merlot that was a little too sharp for my liking.

1 Thank Ant H
Management response:

Hello Ant It is lovely to hear you picked our wonderful pub as the setting for an anniversary celebration. We are happy youenjoyed the food so much and next time you visit if you found the merlot a little sharp may i suggest you try the Bodega Norton Poteno Malbec from our wine list, it is a personal favourite. All... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not visited the Blue Boar for a couple of years, but completed our annual trip to Chippy yesterday and decided to take a wander down memory lane - we were not disappointed. Lovely welcome, we were given a choice of table, either the beautiful restaurant or the lovely area with vaulted roof lights. Loved the quirkiness of the décor... More 

1 Thank SallyW30
Management response:

Hi there Sally. Its lovely to hear you decided to re visit chippy and got to re live some lovely memories here. Thank you for choosing to visit us at The Blue Boar we are so pleased you like the decor as we absolutely love it and remind ouselves daily how lucky we are to work in such a beautiful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?