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Blue Boar Witney

28, Market Square, Witney OX28 6 BH, England (Formerly Marlborough Hotel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding lunch and evening do here this month and can not thank The Blue boar enough for making the day absolutely perfect. From arrival to breakfast the next day everything was faultless. The staff who looked after us could not have been more attentive, polite, well organised and friendly, they really made the day for us. Nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We visited Witney on New Year's Day and decided to eat at Blue Boar. We received a friendly welcome and shown to our table. The starter was delicious and we both chose the 'pollo piccante'. This was equally delicious and the portion was substantial. The service was attentive and apart from the back ground music being rather loud, this was... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

We are thrilled hat you had a great dining experience here at The Blue Boar on new New Years day. I am pleased that our team members were friendly and attentive and that service was up to our usual high standard. I will be sure to share your amazing feedback with the rest of the team. Thank you. The Blue... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Good points: excellent room with all appropriate faculties Very friendly and helpful staff Excellent breakfast menu and service Bad points: Rubbish parking facIlities Almost impossible access to rooms in the main building. No lift and a Network of staircases in some cases verging on the plain dangerous (Roomm 5?) Late night revellers using the hotel courtyard as a shortcut to... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words on the food and service you received. With regards to the car-parking situation, as we are based right in the centre of town it was impossible for us to build a cark park. However, there is ample parking around the town that is only a short distance away. It’s both a blessing and a... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I along with 8 friends went for a midday meal at The Blue Boar. I had soup, roast beef and all the trimmings and ice cream for afters followed by coffee. As far as I am concerned, the meal was very nice, maybe portions could have been a bit bigger, but all in all I found it very good. The... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Its sounds like you had a great experience here at the Blue Boar. I am delighted that you found the team to be attentive and helpful and it’s good to see that service was up to its usual high standard. I am pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed the roast beef as it’s a much loved dish on our menu. We... More 

Ipswich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I stayed here for three days with a couple of work colleagues (separate rooms). It is a period building (not sure how old), and quite nicely furnished. The photos on their own website were fairly representative of how I found it. The hotel is right in the centre of old Witney, so a good position to be located (depends on... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review on TA. We really do appreciate your comments, I've passed your remarks onto the rest of the team, they will be thrilled with your wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Blue Boar the next time you are in the area. The Blue Boar... More 

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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited Witney and stopped for a cocktail whilst having a walk round. It was a lovely atmosphere there. The decor is very nice and would have liked to have eaten there if I had the time. Would love to visit again. An old town hotel with lots of character.

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you joined us for a little tipple on your recent visit. Our great range of cocktails are very poplar so you definitely made the right choice. We would love for you to revisit to try many of our tasty dishes produced by our talented chefs. We hope to see you... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I went to the Blue Boar last night to meet an old pal from over 40 years ago. The place is nice and clean with am upmarket style. This is a million miles away from how it used to look as the Malborough pub where you would stick to the carpet. The staff were friendly and the beer good, the... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent visit here at The Blue Boar. We're so pleased to hear you liked the refurbishment, a lot of love went into The Blue Boar when we took it over in 2011 and it's always lovely to hear when customers agree. We hope to see you over the Christmas period. The... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Our room was very clean but dated, uninspiring. The bathroom however was modern and bright with nice fittings. Our problem was the efficiency of check in and the fact that there was NO Parking at the hotel. This was stated on the confirmation e mail but it says that there are plenty of free car parks within a few minutes... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Please accept our sincere apologies for your experience on this visit, Jan21_12. The visit you describe truly does not live up to our usual high standards. I am sorry to hear there were several issues with the efficiency of your check in. It appears that some of a basic service skills were not present on this visit and I can... More 

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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good selection of Wychwood beers on tap. Asked of a NZ Sav Blanc and nicely the bar man advised of the price before pouring.... £11.00 a large glass....sorry No - not at that price but great that we were informed of the price. Settled on a glass of Chilean, was OK but ran out when second glass required, no other... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your recent review. Please accept our apologies for lack of wine selection on the afternoon of your visit. I hope this didn't impact your experience with us to much and we hope to see to soon. The Blue Boar Team More 

Reading, Berkshire
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30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on our last night whilst staying at the Four Pillars Witney. We had a drink in the bar area which is very nice, clean and comfy. Drink prices are on par with our hotel prices. £8.95 for a pint of Peroni & a Barcardi & Coke We went through to the restaurant and... More 

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BlueBoar2011, General Manager at Blue Boar Witney, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments about the food, I will pass on your feedback to the Chefs. Its great to see that you and your wife tucked into a variety of dishes and thoroughly enjoyed them all. All of our dishes are made from the highest quality ingredients from some of the most prestigious suppliers in the country. Thanks... More 

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