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The Blue Boar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton OX7 5NP, England
+44 1608 643525
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes we had a big table but we had booked weeks ago and had not been asked to preorder. We waited 30 minutes for drinks and had to ask 3 times. The food took over an hour and a half to come out. When we complained, the manager came over shushed us (we were not shouting) and was very rude.... More 

2 Thank dixieinshire
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A TOTAL DISASTER. DO NOT EAT THERE!! I am fortunate enough to have eaten in many restaurants around the world and I can honestly say this was the worse experience I have ever had. Absolutely everything was wrong with it. Yes, we were a big group (14) but we booked the table weeks ago and were asked to pre-order our... More 

3 Thank MPD1978
Hereford, United Kingdom
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389 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First impressions , a welcoming, warm atmosphere. Young staff but very capable and helpful. Good menu and able to adapt to suit gluten free choices. All the food was freshly cooked and well presented. The staff were a credit to the place.

1 Thank bikerchick39
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch. I had fish and my husband had the ham hock. Both meals were beautifully cooked and very tasty. As it was a cold day we sat by the fire to warm us up. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. The staff were polite and helpful. It was just a shame that we were on a... More 

1 Thank alitony11
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten three times now, and been disappointed each time. Day two of opening, the food was cold - teething problems? Second time, one of our mains came out a long time before the other and the vegetables were so salty, third time lucky - no the same evening menu, with no specials and very disappointing again. When we... More 

7 Thank sim0n1baker
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was on the way back after a weekend holiday at Chipping Norton, and decided to have a late lunch after the heavy breakfast at the hotel. We were planning to go to another restaurant but as they were closed we decided we will look around. However, none of the phones were getting any decent signal to check tripadvisor reviews of... More 

1 Thank Shab81
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch - we shared a platter which had great salami, chorizo, scotch egg, terrine, pickles - all really tasty

Thank RandomNumbersLetters
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my husband come up to the Cotswolds each year for our anniversary. We decided to also re-visit the Blue Boar, we came here last year and it was amazing one of the best in Chipping Norton. Last year we visited we were served by a young lad and a girl who were very personable and talkative and had... More 

7 Thank smithlondondartford
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to have the chance to visit The newly refurbished Blue Boar and wasn't disappointed, the decor is beautiful and cozy. On the other hand the food was very poor with meals coming at all different times and being cold. The young girl serving was doing all she could, but obviously issues in the kitchen. When asked... More 

6 Thank SarahNixon01
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met a friend here as it was half way for us both and what a great find. Sat and had coffee by the wood burning stove then went into the restaurant section at the rear where the radiators were full on and the staff were first class. The food did not disappoint two of us had the lamb shank... More 

1 Thank Sandra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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 643525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?