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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We used to be visit the Crab yearly for our anniversary, however this is the first time we have returned since it has changed over to the crab & boar. The new decor to the rooms is pleasant, however the bathroom door did not close and a few of the bulbs were not working making the room darker, however it...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to staying at this hotel for a midweek break. On arriving. No one around to greet us. Had to wait in bar area. Once staff appeared were shown room. Room was clean but looking a little tired in areas. No Milk, No fridge, Bedding not the best. Pillows need replacing :-( Hot tub was clean and have...

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Thank Finnuala T
Oxon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed midweek for one night and ate in the restaurant. Our meal was very good, definitely a cut above, each course delicious and very memorable pudding (blackberry souffle and apple sorbet). Again the room was good, very comfy bed, spacious with stylish decor. But given the price this is what you should expect and get.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night for my partners birthday, we stayed in a room with a hot tub and had dinner in the evening. The room was lovely, clean and well arranged, the bed was soft and gave us both a lovely nights sleep. The food was great, far beyond a standard pub, good options and very filling. We...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excerpt from my complaint to the Crab and Boar: "Whilst the hotel looks beautiful it was somewhat disappointing and rather than enhancing our anniversary celebrations rather dimmed them. Whilst your website boasts you can "soak in the tub surrounded by the fragrance of all-natural, handmade British bath products from Bramley." In our room, Chapel Wood, there were no toiletries at...

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2Thank Sian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positives - The "Luxury Double Room" had a great feel and was well appointed. The food served in the restaurant was exceptional. Negatives - The "Luxury Double Room" suffered from traffic noise. Whilst courteous, the staff were somewhat distant and aloof. The bathroom had not been cleaned properly with soap scum in the bath and limescale stains on the chrome...

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Thank David R
Brighton, East Sussex
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We booked this through a 3rd party Pet Holiday finding company. Excellent service from the start in terms of finding the hotel. Booked for 3 couples and 2 dogs. Excellent location only an hour out of London. Great welcome, staff could not do enough for us. Service was impeccable and they really made us feel at home. The only issue,...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed and had dinner last week 20th October. We have eaten here before so thought a great place to celebrate my partners birthday. Arranged a bottle to be put in our room on arrival so was surprised when it wasn't there but we were shown to the out door hot tub......interesting, slight error and a very apologetic member of staff...

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Thank Chris P
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a lovely little place to come for dinner with friends or your special someone. The food is excellent and the presentation is great too. They have a fabulous wine selection and some great after dinner drinks too. I wouldn't call this a family place, certainly wouldn't bring my kids in but for an evening out its perfect. It...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Arrived at the Crab and Boar just in time for lunch. On walking in the bar and relaxation area looked very welcoming with the staff very friendly. Our room wasn't ready so we settled in for lunch. Although we fancied the tart we didn't like goats cheese but we was offered any other type of cheese as a replacement which...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the heart of Berkshire countryside, The Crab & Boar is a stunning country pub with rooms offering award-winning British cuisine and 14 country-style bedrooms. Sink into one of our 14 stylish rooms and unwind in your own private corner of the Berkshire countryside. All bedrooms feature antique furnishing, luxury throws, Egyptian cotton linen, flat screen TVs, natural Bramley bath and body products and Tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have their own private hot tub. Dogs are more than welcome. The two AA Rosettes restaurant serves beautiful seafood and seasonal game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our Head Chef Tom uses locally sourced and seasonal ingredients so you can expect that every plate on the Crab & Boar menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With an easy access to the M4 motoway, The Crab & Boar is located 25 minute drive away from historic Oxford, 16 minutes from Newbury Racecourse and 19 minutes from Highclere castle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crab & Boar

Address: Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England (Formerly The Crab at Chieveley Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Chieveley
Price Range: £86 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Crab & Boar 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
The Crab At Chieveley Hotel Chieveley
The Crab Hotel Chieveley
The Crab Chieveley
The Crab & Boar Chieveley, Berkshire
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“Choose room nearest to car park. Other rooms near road would be nosey”
 of 5 bubbles finnualat, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Luxury Double Room suffers from traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles davidrW7936MP, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a hot tub room, it's the best place to be”
 of 5 bubbles christianhK847QK, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with a jacuzzi on the ground floor”
 of 5 bubbles Evie32013, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that is not right next to the road - we stayed in Pencastle, Pen-something, and it was a foot or so from the road edge.”
 of 5 bubbles garethl870, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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