The Boars Head, Aust - pub details
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|Discovered this pub last year whilst staying at the local Travelodge. Made use of the pub again this year on four consecutive days for our evening meals. Found the beer well kept and very reasonably priced. The food was excellent, with a good choice and again reasonably priced. The food is cooked to order and NOT a re-heat job, therefore you wait for it. Bar staff were also very friendly. Well done and more importantly....LONG MAY IT CONTINUE|
hornet007 - 20 Jul 2013 22:57
|visited this pub with my partner last night for a meal.|
the food outstanding and value for money. chef is extremely good. i would reccommend this place to anyone. staff were excellent also. i will definately be back. keep up the good work guys
missx - 8 Jun 2012 11:53
|A quaint old pub conveniently situated just a few hundred yards from junction 1 of the M48. I assume it one time it was a row of cottages, but has now been put to much better use.|
It’s surprisingly big inside with several different bars and a traditional “olde worlde” design, although perhaps not as quaint as some other examples around. There are exposed stone walls, a big old fireplace and a few copper pans and the like hanging around, but the rather tatty red (lino?) floor in the front bar spoils the look somewhat, and the modern quiz machine looks out of place. Similarly the small left hand bar could be described as a cosy snug, but the pile of high chairs stacked in the corner spoilt the effect. A selection of chunky wooden tables, including one made out of an old beer barrel completed the interior furnishings.
There was a decent looking “pub grub” menu with most of the mains being around the £8 mark, and a couple of specials chalked up on the board above the fireplace. There were also several different meals deals available, such as free deserts on Tuesdays, a free bottle of wine on Thursdays and selected mains being offered in a “2 for £12” deal. We didn’t try the food however, so can’t comment on the quality, or the length of time it took to arrive.
Staff seemed friendly enough, although an acknowledgement while I was stood at the bar waiting would have been good. There looked to be a good sized beer garden, although it was far too wet to try it on our visit. There is also a small patio area with a well.
Beers on tap were Ringwood Best, Pedigree and Hobgoblin. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.
Blackthorn - 17 Jan 2011 11:14
|Sorry to say I would advise anyone visiting this pub, not to go. |
If you just want a drink, it might be passable. If you want a meal, thumbs down. They are de facto members of the 'slow food' movement, without the quality. Bring a picnic and a Thermos while you wait. You'll need all the help you can get. The best thing about the menu, is the menu. Flight of Fantasy but the graphics are pleasant and tasteful. The same thing cannot be said about the food. The service is pleasant. No service but with a smile. Are the waiting staff still at school? Making a bob on the side? I think so. And never complain. In this pub, the customer is always wrong. Don't go. There's other pubs. Do yourself a favour.
oneoclockjump - 5 Dec 2010 17:14
|Oh dear! I used to go here occcasionally, found it very good and so I was surprised at some of the recent reviews. But it's true, this pub has gone downhill! Went at Sunday lunchtime, it wasn't mega busy; but still we had to wait over an hour for food. To be fair, the (freindly) staff did advise us there would be a wait. The food was at best average, the beer (Wychwood) was OK. And they don't answer the phone!|
A shame, because this could be, and used to be, such a good pub; but if there aren't some changes it will spiral further down.
blokeonabike - 28 Sep 2009 16:20
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