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Crab & Boar

Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
+44 1635 247550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“crab” (216 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
“monkfish” (20 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

My self and my partner stayed here , for my birthday , we had the hotube room , it was out of this world , food was outstanding , service was incredible, would definitely come back

Thank Ashndan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four (2 adults, 2 pre-teenage girls plus dog!) stayed here for one night as a 'treat' and I must say it was a treat indeed! We had two rooms but could easily have slept quite happily in the larger of the two....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here on a number of occasions and generally it has been a good experience. Had lunch at The Crab and Boar last Sunday and although the food was o.k. the prices were a bit steep for what we had. The staff did not...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's London prices, but the cooking is extremely good and a big improvement on our last visit. There were 4 of us for lunch and we each had different dishes which were all extremely well prepared and presented. The service was charming but not intrusive....More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice quiet meal on Sunday night. The service was very slow and it's wasn't busy. The waitress wasn't in the least bit friendly. We didn't want to pay the compulsory 10% service charge however, we just hope it was shared amongst the...More

Thank Madeline L
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This used to be a fabulous place which has has a torrid few years but seems to be on the up again in my opinion - despite the last few reviews. A few locals had said they'd had good meals at the Crab since it...More

Thank Sal P
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We called in for a drink and we were welcomed very well - so looked at the bar menu and stayed for a snack. We wanted a sandwich and we had a very nicely presented one with chips and salad garnish. It was just right...More

1  Thank C8275XRannr
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This place has gone down hill vertically. Had Sunday lunch, beef overcooked and like eating cardboard, completely tasteless. They claim that this is 28 day dry aged, never in this world. £60 for Sunday lunch for 2 and a carafe of mediocre red wine. Never...More

1  Thank mercaclassman
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Overall a fair experience - but the bar smelt a bit of sewage and the food was not that special, particularly when put into context of the prices that are charged! The service was acceptable, albeit with the impression of inexperience....More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We went to the Crab and Boar this evening for a midweek catch up with friends and will not be rushing back. The food was “OK” - not what you really want or expect for the high London prices charged on a ‘B’ road to...More

1  Thank Nicolyne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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