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Crab & Boar

Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
+44 1635 247550
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“boar” (68 reviews)
“crab” (226 reviews)
“seafood” (37 reviews)
Closed Now
British, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
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Reviewed today

Lovely downland setting. Use Satnav to find it, Most interesting, well set out and furnished restaurant area. We peeled off the M4, following Good Pub Guide, and were pleased with a good lunch, good waitress and an hour's rest before driving on. It was quiet...More

Thank embleton07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my wife on a Saturday night. Staff friendly but had a drink on bar and about 30 mins later were asked to go to table. Then waited at least another 15 mins for someone to take our order. Food was very good when...More

Thank 838hamishm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a location near to M4 Newbury area to hold a meeting with three people, one from London, one from Bath and one from Dorset. M4 Newbury area seemed about fair. Did a search and cam up with the Crab and Boar. What a find....More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, we received a warm welcome. We had a lovely table with views out across the nearby fields. The dining room has some lovely alcoves for larger parties and the bar area and big fires look incredibly inviting. Will definitely arrange...More

Thank jjsmiley123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Sunday lunch for four people. Lovely, smart and cos Unfortunately, the food does not manage to match the lovely interior or the very friendly, good service. The signature crab and boar starter looks enticing, good presentation, but was sadly rather tasteless. The patch...More

1  Thank Gro S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Just returned back from an overall disappointing meal at the Crab. It will never be the same as it used to be, unfortunately. The lady taking my booking couldn’t tell me what fish was on offer in the menu. Just simply said there was fish....More

1  Thank Alice S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Took my wife her for her 29th birthday, emailed asking if there was anything they could do to make it a bit more special and they smashed it out the park. Amazing food, awesome setting and the staff were all over it.

Thank James T
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice meal and and amazingly accommodating staff. Veal Milanese was very interestingly presented and equally delicious. Pan Seared Cod is worth a repeat. Great bartender who was willing to make my custom drink request...Kentucky Mule.

Thank Nomad90400
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Had a wonderful meal, food quality was excellent. We attended with 2 dogs and where given options of both inside and outside. This has been our second trip the Crab and Boar, both have been outstanding cannot recommend this place enough. Its not the cheapest...More

Thank Ben J
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch with frozen vegetables and frozen potatoes on a Sunday is so 70s and not expected in today food experiencesMore

1  Thank friendseatingout
RogerSwain, General Manager at Crab & Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hello Friends Eating Out The vegetables and potatoes are definitely not frozen. All our meal ingredients are prepared and cooked from scratch on site. We also use the best cuts of beef and all meats are locally sourced, so it really suprises me that you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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