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The Blue Boar

€€ - €€€, British,
1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
+44 1608 643108
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staying in Chipping Norton for a couple of days and decided to try here. So glad we did. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and friendly staff helped finish our anniversary day off in style. Would recommend the sea bream, yummy!

1  Thank Jayne D
Reviewed yesterday

What a great pub. Large and well laid out. Polite bar staff with good range of beers and lagers. Best pub I've visited for a while.

1  Thank Heflin666
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've had a few Sunday dinner trips here over the past couple of months but today's was probably our last. It was very quiet and we orders a Treacle baked sirloin of beef roast dinner and a Venison Burger from the Specials. After a few...More

Thank Ken N
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ken, Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. Its a real shame that you didn't mention the mix up at the time or during the check back to give us the time to rectify the mistake. Sadly sometimes we...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We try to go here at least every 6 weeks as we live a couple of hours drive hence we stay at the premier inn otherwise we would go more often they have great food always adding something different very helpful and friendly staff I...More

Thank Maureen J
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Maureen. Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We have just introduced our Autumn menu here at The Blue, so next time you visit there are lots more new fantastic dishes to choose from. See in 6...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Comparatively recently the Blue Boar experienced new owners and a change of direction from popular local boozer to Gastro Pub status.Too often a recipe for disaster as the locals disappear into the night forever.Not so in this case. Clever management has found the right balance,...More

Thank johnP482EP
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi John Great review to read this morning, I am delighted that you have experienced what we are striving to achieve here at The Blue. The Hake dish was a personal favourite too. I have shared your review with all the staff and we all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good pub, with great atmosphere, quality food, and good service. Good selection of both beers and food. Well worth a visit.

Thank Steve D
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello Steve A perfect review, thanks ever so much. Look forward to seeing you again. Christian

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night as in the area for a family occasion. Lovely clean room with all the essentials you may need including tea and coffee, toiletries and vanity kit. Also a well stocked mini bar should you wish to sample from it. Bed was...More

Thank Fifo173
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hey Fifo. What a lovely review, I am sure the staff at the Blue Boar in Witney will be delighted to receive such kind words. Unfortunately we are The Blue Boar in Chipping Norton, you may wish to take the review down and repost as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited one evening for a meal, very nice inside, were well looked after by the staff, the menu isn't massive, but what is on the menu makes for very tough choosing, all sounds so appealing!! We returned a few days later for brunch, which...More

Thank DanGreen32
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hey Dan Thanks for taking time to leave a review, its lovely to hear you enjoyed choosing from our new menu, I agree, with so many fantastic dishes to choose from it can be difficult to pluck up the courage to choose, I argue daily...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

How often have you had your "best friend" out for his constitutional walk and sniff when you yourself felt the longing for a glass of your favourite brew ? What am I going do with the lad on the lead ? Well if you are...More

1  Thank David19502013
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi David, What a fantastic review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit so much and chose to spread the word!! We are a pub a of dog lovers here, and absolutely love it when guests come and visit everyday with a different pooch...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The Blue Boar a few times during our stay. Good range of casked ales and friendly atmosphere. The outside bench was a pleasant place to sit, drink and watch the world go by.

1  Thank Hans M
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hans Lovely to hear you enjoyed our pub, i am a big fan of sitting on the bench after a long shift and watching the world go by too. Christian

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13 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$34
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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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