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Crab & Boar

Wantage Rd, Newbury, RG20 8UE

((((* Fish & Seafood
Main course: £20
Food spend: £40

We very much enjoyed our stay, welcoming staff, comfortable room and a good dinner, perfect!

Katherine Clegg 18 November 2016
from Minehead

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Holder of 2 coveted AA Rosettes, Crab & Boar pub is an award-winning restaurant serving delicious and exquisitely presented food. Amidst beautiful Berkshire countryside, the pub is also part of The Good Pub Guide’s Pub Group of the Year 2016.

Crab & Boar menu offers locally sourced British food that changes seasonally. Expect the likes of tandoori-marinated monkfish or rump and shoulder of lamb, as well as a selection of meat and fish from the grill. Desserts such as the lemon posset with rhubarb compote are also firm favourites.

In addition to the restaurant menu, there is a garden menu on offer serving lighter bites such as ½ pint of prawns, moules frites and oysters. All this can be enjoyed in the peaceful garden whilst enjoying the views, or in the classy but cosy pub interior.

Crab & Boar in West Berkshire has a charming thatched roof and is a short drive from both Newbury Racecourse and the magnificent Highclere Castle.

Crab & Boar

Wantage Rd, Newbury, RG20 8UE

Contact +44 1635247550

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Customer reviews for Crab & Boar

3.8 ((((* (based on 25 reviews)
72% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (16)
  • lunch (10)
  • views (8)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Kirstie Rainbow from Newbury

    Food was nice but not outstanding. Overpriced would be the one word I would say. The restaurant service was so so with a variety of waiters none of whom seemed slick. They failed to mention the specials which we happened to notice on a board after we had finished our meal. Bar staff were good.

  • ((((( 18 November 2016 by Katherine Clegg from Minehead

    We very much enjoyed our stay, welcoming staff, comfortable room and a good dinner, perfect!

  • ((((( 17 August 2016 by Stuart Mcdonald from Goring, Reading

    Well worth the visit. Food excellent and with a great deal of creativity. Passionfruit souffle to die for. The service was unobtrusive but pleasant, and without the word "enjoy" ever being used! But we did enjoy the whole evening in comfortable surroundings and with lovely views across the fields. Definitely on our to do list

  • (((** 22 July 2016 by Rosie Stirling from Newbury

    Rather disappointing...and I have been there many times. The melon looked and tasted as if it had been frozen, the pork chops were enormous, untrimmed and unattractively presented .The French beans were barely cooked and there were far too many potatoes dumped on the plates.The cod was delicious as were the ice creams and sorbets.
    I rang up in advance to ask for a table outside but that seemed to pose a problem but in the end the manager agreed, making out that no other customers would be so lucky, but when we got there there were at least 3 other tables outside. It was the hottest night of the summer but his excuse was that he hadn't had time to plan an 'out side menu' Also there were no cushions on the chairs and we were placed right beside the main road with traffic roaring past.
    Our waitress was very charming and helpful.
    The car park was a disgrace with great craters all over it.

  • (**** 14 June 2016 by Norman Blacker from southampton

    The food was very good but the service was appalling. We had a nice young waitress who tried her best but obviously had not received any training. A request for a dry martini before lunch was beyond the bar staff. Our table of four were the only occupants in the dining room. Having enjoyed the restaurant several times before its "refurbishment" it was a great disappointment.

  • ((((( 1 June 2016 by James Harman from Whitehill

    We had a very good meal in a lovely relaxed atmosphere The staff were very attentive and pleasant We will certainly call again if in the area

  • ((((( 19 May 2016 by Diana Goodbody from Amersham Bucks

    We lunched in the restaurant on 17th May and found it in every respect excellent: service, food, wine, ambience all very good indeed. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we found the menu innovative and delicious. The makeover since our last visit about 4 years ago is most successful

  • ((((* 2 April 2016 by Tony Quinn from Newbury

    Lovely food but inattentive staff who we had to get up and find on two occasions, once because a sauce was missing.

  • ((((( 29 March 2016 by Paul Buckley from newbury

    great food and very helpful waitress

  • ((((( 22 March 2016 by Hal Miller from Berkshire

    Fantastic food at great prices! Totally reasonable cost. Many traditional high quality dishes and some with a modern twist, deciding what to eat was the hardest part! My partner and I had three courses and two rounds of (alcoholic) drinks, and our bill was the right side of £100!

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