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The Blackwell Ox Inn and Holiday Lodge Park is a traditional, welcoming country pub, which serves food with a difference. We offer authentic Thai cuisine a range of light meals and hot baguettes, and traditional English fare, all freshly prepared and using local ingredients where possible.Privately owned and with considerable character and charm, it is an ideal venue for the discerning diner. We offer a friendly, cosy relaxed atmosphere, complete with open log fires where you can enjoy your meal.Our speciality is authentic Thai cuisine prepared on the premises by our resident Thai chefs. Traditional English fayre and a large selection of real ales is also available. A large, safe children’s
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

We've eaten here many times over the years and visited today. The food was, as always, brilliant; very tasty and served promptly by very pleasant staff. The menu is extensive and portions are very generous. It is definitely the place to go for delicious Thai...food and as such we have no hesitation in recommending this lovely pubMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Absolutely delicious food. caters everybody even picky kids. not too fancy so you can wear casual clothes but the food is out of this world. It was my third time coming. I’m definitely coming back again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

Booked for dinner for a family meal and were not disappointed. We received a friendly greeting on arrival and were seated quickly. Drinks were offered and arrived promptly. When our food arrived it was hot and well presented, everything was excellent. Prices very reasonable as...well. We will definitely be visiting again. Booking in recommended as this place is very popular.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

It's been a while since I've visited. I wasn't disappointed. Service was top knotch. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was friendly. We will be back. 👏👏👏👏 well done

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Found this hidden gem on the way to a long weekend away, absolutely fantastic place, the food, service and polite staff was amazing. Could not recommend this restaurant enough. Enjoyed talking Thai to the waitress and kitchen staff with a kitchen tour with my partner....5 stars 🌟More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Booked here for Sons birthday, although it was busy, service was prompt and all staff were lovely and friendly, food was amazing, Im new to Thai food and the waitress was bombarded with questions (sorry)! answered all my queries and I was delighted with my...choice from the menu which had lots to choose from, all agreed food was excellent and Im looking forward to a return visit, many thanks for a lovely birthday celebration - and for singing happy birthday as you brought the cake out!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023 via mobile

Visited on Saturday, beautiful day and after a long walk had a gorgeous lunch. Lovely friendly staff and we all cleared our plates. Curries and stir fry were really fresh and hot,only gripe is no dogs allowed inside, plenty of side rooms, maybe one could...be set aside for dogs, hardly anyone inside and luckily for us we were blessed with good weather otherwise it would have been a no go.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Invited to the Blackwell Ox by some friends. Unsure what to have ended up after a recommendation with Crispy Duck Penang. Wow was it lovely, something I would not normally have. Service was brilliant by extremely friendly staff. Thanks very much the Blackwell Ox. Will...be back again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

From the friendly greeting and seating, to the amazing food (very Thai based, but with a good mix of mild to spicy). I've absolutely lost count as to how many times I've eaten here, and each time it's just perfect. I'm trying different things on...the menu and so far nothing below great. I look forward to my next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

Visited The Blackwell Ox today with my mum. Booked via phone easily and arrived 30 minutes before our reserved time, but were happily seated straight away. We had full table service which was served with a smile. We ordered the large Yorkshire pudding filled with...beef and mushroom and a Thai green curry, both of which were plentiful and absolutely delicious. Staff were quick to notice our drinks running low and came to offer a top up. A nice relaxed meal out - not rushed and not left unattended. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

Totally amazing, piping hot and flavoursome. The restaurant offered many gluten free options. We also stayed in one of the lodges, which was also great. Thank you

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Big menu. Friendly staff, good range of beverages. Ordered pad kee mow or should i say pad kee WOW... just the right amount of spice, and it was delicious. Very filling. Got side order of salt and pepper chips because why not, very nice 🤩...Would recommemd highly if you enjoy thai food or any well seasoned dishesMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Fantastic food, really pleasant service and a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended with lots of choice and plenty of options for vegetarians.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Attended the restaurant for a family meal with relatives who had travelled from overseas for a family visit. Made an online booking due to the phone not being answered after ringing several times over a few days , when attending the restaurant , the booking...( on there end ) had been changed for days later - but our confirmation email had the correct time/date & quantity. The front of house staff member was incredibly rude & arrogant tapping his iPad in a very condescending manner that there wasn't a booking for that date ( again we had an email confirmation ) . The restaurant had several tables empty & had to ask more than once if we could sit at a empty table & wait with our disabled family member as no empathy was shown to an elderly women stood with a walking stick whilst they rectified their error. We where eventually sat at a table 30 minutes later & all the tables that where ' fully booked' were never filled the whole time we had our meals. The food was good , but no where near as nice as previous meals here. Our overall experience was tarnished due to the rudeness & arrogance shown.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

Dont even attempt to book the lodges if you are a same sex group! I’ve tried to book a nice relaxing weekend in the lodge with family and a friend but as we are all girls they’ve refused us. I totally understand that some groups...can be very disrespectful but that ruins it for everyone - how are you meant to make money but refusing the most popular target market? We were willing to pay deposits etc but nope. What makes the entire thing worse is how hoseasons.com tried to contact the Blackwell ox over a period of two weeks over telephone and email and had no response from them this has meant we can no longer book our backup options as with the Blackwell ox ignoring us for two weeks the others are booked up. I just think you should be courteous of people attempting to book - fully understand you can’t accommodate us but at least tell us that when we try to book not two weeks after where we are now left in the lurchMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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There's lots of countryside for walks
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You don’t have to. Depends on day they’ll take bookings to a point then it’s your luck if you get a table as they won’t book out all tables in the pub. Week nights not too bad walk in possible. Weekend evenings book.
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Yes, The Blackwell Ox offers takeaway services.

The Blackwell Ox is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4