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Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
+44 1635 247550
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The menu is always changing. On this visit we had roast beef and gammon which was well cooked and accompanied by potatoes and vegetables. The range of deserts was excellent. We had tart and passion fruit soufflé - both were really nice. Service was efficient.

Thank ChristineH04
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is the third or fourth time we have visited and had arranged our office Christmas party (only 4 of us!). Had ordered the 3 course Christmas meal, but they had forgotten. Eventually received the first course - soup was watery, pate OK but were still waiting for the wine order which was a bottle of red and a glass... More 

Thank Danese R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Booked the private Cromwell Room for a 70th birthday Sunday lunch. Arriving early at 12pm for a 1pm seating, the staff couldn't be more helpful - especially as the manager had been up since 04:00 dealing with a storm induced power cut. The Cromwell room is perfect for small, private parties of 10 or less. Again, although tucked out the... More 

Thank Karlzaple
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I read some mixed reviews before going but I must say, I found it a very pleasant experience all round. I was concerned that we were the only table in there at 7:30 but it soon filled up. The food was excellent, I had the pork belly and cheek (may have been a special actually) and would certainly have it... More 

Thank DazedAndConfused26
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Wow, where do I start, we went there for a family retirement celebration meal. We left totally disappointed and let down. The service was diabolically slow. No real enthusiasm from the staff. We were shown to our table, given the menu and then the waiter walked off. He came back 10mins later and asked if we wanted drinks which then... More 

Thank CliveHunt
Newbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Having eaten at the "old Crab" many times over the years the personality and quirkeness has been replaced by a bland interior a million miles away from the old. I ordered the mackeral starter, which was both raw, and part cooked, and cold. I had no idea what it was supposed to be but neither of us liked it. The... More 

2 Thank Paul W
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Once upon a time 14 or so months ago was a divine seafood restaurant called 'The Crab at Chieveley', it served the best seafood for many miles and had a deserved high reputation. It is no longer! 'Crab and Boar' is nothing but a grotesque travesty of what once was. A culinary horror to be avoided at all costs. Betjeman's... More 

5 Thank CitybreakWestcountry
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends for lunch. Staff very helpful and friendly, quickly resolving an issue with our reservation. Attractive stylish restaurant. Small but very good menu. We ended up having 3 courses. Starters and Mains were excellent, but we were all much less impressed with desserts. Good choice of wines, but on the pricey side. 10% Service charge automatically added to... More 

Thank 224DavidR224
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Met with friends for Sunday lunch; choose the crab and boar as a halfway house and some of us have visited in it's previous incarnation as the the Crab @ Chievley. Place has had a makeover and initial impression when walking into the bar is positive; friendly staff but oddly quiet for a peak lunchtime service. Then taken through to... More 

Thank Irishman_abr0ad
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I enjoyed dinner here; expecting 'The Crab' which was fine dining, the Crab and Boar is a good pub with an uncomplicated menu, I enjoyed the meal and overall i would recommend. The staff were welcoming, if not a little rushed off their feet.

Thank George G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$58
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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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