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“Very nice, but expensive...”
Review of Crab & Boar

Crab & Boar
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Chieveley
Price range: US$27 - US$61
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
Reviewed 17 December 2007

Very nice, but expensive and small portions

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Reviewed 27 November 2007

We used to love this place, but a few months ago everything changed, we have been recommending this place for a couple years, but then we started getting negative feedback from our friend’s we had sent, to our embarrassment.
We had not been for a couple months and decided to go and check it out for ourselves, our experience is as follows.
Our seafood platter was overcooked, hardly any of the mussels were open when the seafood platter was brought to us, when I asked about this the answer that came back was that it was quite normal – you really should not tell that to someone who grew up next to the sea, the service was terrible (we never saw anyone we knew – not sure if all the staff had been replaced), we were often left waiting for ages at times.
They have removed the sofa’s near the bar and replaced them with tables, to me it looks like they are trying to squeeze what money they can out of the place, without consideration for the fact that the reason we go and pay a premium to eat there is because of these comforts.
I would love to change my opinion, but I will not go back until I hear that things have improved.

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Reviewed 11 November 2007

Even better if you can stay over in a room with a Jacuzzi!

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Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile
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Reviewed 17 March 2011
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