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Blue Boar Witney

28, Market Square, Witney OX28 6 BH, England (Formerly Marlborough Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on a Tuesday evening as the menu was to our taste. We were greeted by the waiter who took us to our seats very promptly. The interior was decorated tastefully and the bar near the entrance was stylish. I had a strawberry mocktail which was fairly average however the steak for two was delicious and perfectly cooked... More 

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

HI KimberlyG, Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent visit to The Blue Boar. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the sharing steak. It's very important to us that we use high quality ingredients as it really does show in the food that we serve to our guests as you clearly experiences. We're pleased to hear... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not surprised by some reviews! Very late 11.15pm after welcoming my friends who had been travelling for hours!! Enjoying a drink and the manager/ a young no experience Wanna be, shouting across the bar " you need to finish now and go! And then the slamming of door after!would say all the guests were astonished by his behaviour.was more friendlier... More 

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

Hi David, I am very concerned to hear that you had such a disappointing experience on your recent visit to The Blue Boar. We pride ourselves on providing high quality service at all times and it seems this was not the case for you. I can only apologise and I would very much like to discuss this further with you... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed in this Hotel as we were visiting the Wychwood Brewery Tour which is in the same Village. It is set in a small village in the square with a Market opposite and lots of little shops. There is no car parking at the Hotel but pay and display car parks nearby. Outside on the road, you can park... More 

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

Hi Sharon, All feedback is invaluable to us at The Blue Boar and I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed review for us. Firstly I apologise that there was an issue with your heating in the room. We do our utmost to ensure that all facilities are working and guest feedback on this at the time... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ate at the Blue Boar on Sunday evening, the food was lovely (shared the fish platter and had ribeye on the bone). The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Not the cheapest place to eat in Witney but we had no complaints.

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

Hi Tinaponders It's great to hear that you enjoyed your recent meal with us. It's great to hear that the service was friendly, helpful and efficient as we believe this to be one of the most important elements in the dining experience and this obviously came across on your recent visit. Whilst we try to be competitive with our pricing... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have just spent a wonderful overnight stay at the Blue Boar Witney. Pete had long wanted to visit Hobgoblin brewery and I was quite happy to visit the teddy bear shop. Blue Boar was in the middle of the two and that's the reason we booked. We can highly recommend as the room was comfortable, food and staff excellent.... More 

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

Hi doggiewog, We're so pleased you chose to stay with us on your visit to Witney, we're very proud to have a town centre location and agree that it works perfectly for the surrounding attractions, not only within Witney but the Cotswolds as well. It's great to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that we ticked... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

On the whole our stay was ok. We had a nice, warm room which was very clean, a good bed and plenty of fluffy towels. As the menu was quite a lot more expensive than other places within close walking distance we opted to eat at The Angel pub just up the road and had two meals and two drinks... More 

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

Hi Mike, I am so sorry to hear that your recent stay at the Blue Boar was less than satisfactory. I appreciate your lovely comments about the room but it does concern me to hear that you were overcharged and it is something I will be looking into to make sure it doesn't happen again for any future guests. With... More 

Wells
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I stayed one night and was concerned about the previous reviews. My room was cosy and quiet, clean and tidy. The full English breakfast was cooked well and very tasty. The staff were attentive and welcoming. Thanks I will be back

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

Hi Ian, We're so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay on your recent visit to the Blue Boar. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your review as feedback is invaluable to us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future The Blue Boar team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I didn't go into the resturaunt or hotel just the bar and i was pleasantly surprised. It looks so much nicer and cleaner since it has been done up from the Marlborough. The selection of drinks was very good. I decided to go for a cocktail which was expensive for what it was, and after three attempts by the barmaid... More 

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

Hi Stacey, 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're glad you appreciated the drink selection and I'm sorry to hear that your cocktail wasn't up to the high standard that we pride... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Read the good reviews about this hotel and needed to stay for one night. Very cold day and wood burner in the bar was necessary ad welcome, but was going out. Let a member of staff know who came with more wood but went down again in the evening before dinner and it was out. One waiter in the restaurant... More 

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

We value all feedback as it's useful to know where our guests feel we could improve and so we appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed and balanced review PrincessPrimrose. Thank you for bringing the dying fire to our attention and I'm sorry we didn't manage to keep it going throughout the evening for you. It's a... More 

Devon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Attended a celebration here, so stayed overnight. Very central location, and despite secondary glazing, weren't disturbed from any noise outside. Room was clean and spacious, but the "free wi fi" didn't work in the room and the twin bed mattresses were very very uncomfortable, as the buttons were sitting proud and stuck into your body when you laid down! Ended... More 

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

Dear DevonShirley, Many thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at The Blue Boar. Thank you for your feedback on the mattress and letting us know at the time of check out, whilst we do our best to check all facilities we appreciate you taking the time to make us aware that it was... More 

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