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“Interesting but perhaps better for a swift half than a meal or stay”
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Blue Boar Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Maldon
Loughton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
“Interesting but perhaps better for a swift half than a meal or stay”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Real English ambience, roaring fire, excellent ales. Lunch, served very rare beef so had to send it back; that's OK if you like it but not if you like it cooked! Did not stay in hotel, so review based only on bar/restaurant

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sale, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

It looks as though somebody has emptied an antique warehouse and crammed it all into this pub/hotel. Forget a visit to the art gallery, just walk round the hotel!
I liked it but I know it isn't everyone's cup of tea and other people from work who stayed here didn't like it whilst others loved it - suppose that's true of anywhere.
The room was a fair size, the floors aren't level but this is character. They were clean and the en-suite was a good size.
Breakfast was very good.
I like the bar attached to the hotel - good range of beers direct from the micro brewery at the rear of the hotel.
I would stay here again for the experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Essex
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Just been awarded 1 star for food hygiene and taken out of the next good beer guide as the resident dog regularly licks beer from the beer taps! Says it all really. Feel sorry for the brewery in the grounds as Farmers ales are brilliant.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Llanfihangel-Yng-Ngwyfa, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Last weekend my partner and I visited the Blue Boar for an evening meal as we were staying in a local B&B. As a person in my fifties I have experienced many fancy restaurants, bistros, cafes both here and abroad; I love food.
The meals we had did not disappoint as so often a meal out does. The portions were just the right size, our steaks were cooked just as we asked and the puddings were divine.
The Blue Boar bitter was delicious and the selection of whiskies more than satisfying, (the Connemara to be highly recommended).
The service was excellent and the setting cosy and friendly - really, everything one would want from a pub meal.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

You either get a really good meal here or really quite disgusting. Tuesday is the worst evening. One week I had lasagne verdi, which was hot on the outside and frozen on the inside. Last night I had burnt spare ribs. But I have had some very good meals there and I keep going there in the hope there will be consistency. Their beer range is excellent. Their rooms are very variable. Wireless coverage is hopeless. The whole place has so much potential to be fantastic and full of ancient character.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Quirky, unique, relaxed, friendly. You are in an ancient building, in a small coastal town. I presume those reviewers who were disappointed were expecting 5* luxury and service - at a 3* price. It's a place full of charm and surprises. That it looks old and dusty didnt mean it was: i found it spotless throughout. The menu looked great (though i didnt eat there - only a very tasty full english breakfast) but the restaurant seemed busy. Value for money. Lovely staff. And i'm definitely going back.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Benfleet
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We had a fantastic lunch here today. Can really recommend this place, if you want something better than the usual pub grub. The menu was so unusual. In fact, there were 3 menus. Their standard menu, available all year round, a menu that changes by the month and a special menu on a chalk board.
I thought the prices, for such excellent food, were very reasonable. My husband was pleased to sample a few of the real ales available.
Altogether a most enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Boar Hotel
Address: Silver Street, Maldon, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Maldon
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Maldon
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Blue Boar Hotel Maldon, Essex

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