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Boars Head, Ardington

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The Boar's Head is situated in a beautiful village and the pub itself looks very promising from the outside. But the interior has been ruined. The contemporary décor is well out of keeping with a traditional pub. It did have 5 real ales - Fuller's London Pride, West Berkshire Mister Chubbs, Loose Cannon Minion & Boar's Head Bitter. I was first in for the evening session and I was soon joined by one or two others. The young barman was friendly enough. But as the previous reviewer states, why spoil what was presumably a lovely pub?
blue_scrumpy - 7 Aug 2017 19:25
Latest re-vamp has turned this into gastro-pub; smart bright interior and nothing like I recall from years ago. Pleasant, friendly staff and decent food, which isn't cheap, but the place seems popular - no doubt aided by the demise of rival nearby establishments. Real ale on hand pump, but this is more of a restauarant then a pub.
Mike_Oxford - 1 Feb 2015 16:21
Six years on from my last review and I'm providing an opinion again as there have been a number of changes. The olde worlde village pub feel has gone sadly to be replaced by light pine reminscent of somene's living room. It's less gastro too - so the food is a lot less adventurous but it's cheaper and there were more punters in than in the past including a good selection of ales. Service was uber friendly so is it a change for the better? - on balance, probably not because of the havic wreaked on the decor. Still worth a stop though.
BoehmBawerk - 27 Nov 2013 15:48
Called in here last Sunday. Nice interior village & surroundings are great for walking. Decent pint of Village Idiot from local White Horse brewery as it should be at £3:50 ish.
Food prices reflect its up-market feel - this is a pub aimed at well heeled locals not the window cleaner. We had some most agreeable home made sweet potato soup at £5:50 a pop - tadge over priced. Main meals look toppy at £14 a head level but that's their perogative.

All in all a decent pub apart from the agreed poor attitude of the bar staff who need to learn some manners & customer service. Shame as the landlord was a decent fella.
downsview - 8 Nov 2011 11:29
Very disappointing. It takes a lot to get my back up but this pub is well overpriced. We payed £7.50 for a tomato, basil & mozzarella salad that was not labeled as a starter, and it was 6 slices of supermarket mozerella, 6 cherry tomato halves and 2 basil leaves. RIP OFF!! Could not believe the nerve to charge such prices- I thought Burford Garden centre was pricey but at least you get a good meal for your pounds!!

Also the wasp problem was unbearable, we have a baby and sat indoors and in the space of an hour killed 7, using the newspapers they supplied of course!!

Steer clear unless you are on a diet and want to chuck your money away. This pub could be good, its a shame.
itsssarah1982 - 28 Aug 2009 17:28
Located in the picturesque village of Ardington, this pub makes a good rest-stop for those out on one of the many walks around the village.
Serve a couple of real ales, which change often.
Nice outdoor seating area.
Only downfall is the very unfriendly/rude barmaids; they really need to learn how to smile and be courteous.
Haven't tried the food. The menu looks good, but have been put off eating there due to consistently unfriendly attitude of bar staff.

yogibeer - 27 Jul 2008 11:01
Boar's head is a sexxi pub. Good food. Sexxi customers. Nicey nice.
Lucifer_Chapel - 26 Mar 2008 11:52
A good gastropub in a beautiful Oxfordshire village, this pub serves high quality food (although my carbonara was filling even by the standards of that most filling of dishes) and the odd good ale. One criticism would be the lightness of the wood interior and its clientele of a weekday lunchtime reflects the anonymous business parks that lie close by.
BoehmBawerk - 26 Apr 2007 13:53

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