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Blue Boar Pub

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
+44 1497 820884
09:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice bar staff, but even though we were told it wasn't a busy night the service was hopelessly slow between courses. And there was no apology when asked. Food was good but not great and pricey for what it was (London pub prices for some mains). It clearly has a reputation with local people and the atmosphere is characterful without... More 

Thank Paul S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered Nachos with chilli con carn and risotto it was superb. Definitely recommend and would come again.

Thank John V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for dinner on our first day and were so impressed with the food we went back the next day!

Thank Patricia G
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just moved into Hay and the Blue Boar is the closest pub to us. Went in with family on Saturday for lunch, only ordered sandwiches and a couple of bowls of chips but seemed to take ages to be served. However most enjoyable when it came. We have been back since as it is a dog friendly place,... More 

Thank Trevor O
Derby, United Kingdom
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583 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in here for a bite to eat on a busy bank holiday. The staff were really friendly and helpful in finding a table but we didn't get any indication of how long food would be. We only ordered light bites so was expecting it to be fairly quick but it took awhile. The food was very good when... More 

Thank Sam3314
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Black Mountain View campsite... so we strolled 45 mins into Hay... Whilst wandering around we fell upon the Blue Boar... unassuming from the outside, and a traditional pub on the inside. Good choice of ales & wine... so we stayed and tasted a couple. We glanced over the menu and decided to book a table. We... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took 2 friends there for an evening meal .bar lady fabulous and friendly. Food was quite good but for pub I thought quite expensive 3 main courses 2 deserts 2 wines and one beer £ 64

Thank seanmc69
Brecon, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a recommendation by my daughters I decided to give the Blue Boar Sunday Roast a try. Great home cooked food served by very polite young staff who were always on hand to get you anything required. Scarlet who was running the whole pub was the best multi tasking bar person I have ever seen, taking orders, cash, making coffees... More 

Thank NicCJ
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here Saturday lunchtime, nit very busy. Bar staff were friendly but a little slow to serve us. The menu was a little boring, usual pub grub. I had gammon, egg and chips which were cooked well, although I'm not sure why you get a few salad leaves with it! My wife doesn't eat meat and the choice was limited.... More 

Thank Adrian O
Leeds, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were only in Hay for the day to visit the bookshops and we popped in here for a bit of lunch and we were so impressed we decided to go back for an evening meal. The staff were friendly, there was an impressive selection of beers and ciders, including four hand pulled varieties and the food, though simple, was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820884

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