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Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
01497 820884
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 80
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lovely, cosy and welcoming

Real fires, nice atmosphere. Food reasonably priced although more vegetarian options are needed. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
ecalpem0s
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

From the minute we walked in we we loved this pub. Lovely warm welcome from the bar staff (Scarlet and Cassidy) who made a fuss of our dogs. Came back the next day for Lunch. Nice fires and great food. Everything a pub should be. Food was hot and well presented and good service by the waitress too. Will be... More 

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Henderson
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ordered "Home made" Lasagne. Ate 3 bites. Lasagne is made with pasta sheets, ricotta cheese, mince & sauce which are repeated until pan is full. What I got was 1 pasta sheet on the bottom & Shepherds Pie fillings with cheese on top. Was told "No one else has complained, Madam." Then "chef" brought out a plastic takeaway with another... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took my whole family here for a meal as they were visiting and brought our family dog. The pub were very accommodating and made sure we had a table around the bar area. The bar tender/waitress whom welcomed us, was fantastic and made the friendly and warm atmosphere of the pub. The food was presented lovely and tasted delicious! Although... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We ate here whilst in hay-on-wye. Really nice food - the soup was excellent and my steak was as good as any I've tasted. Reasonable price. Lovely friendly staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We called in to the Blue Boar whilst staying overnight in Hay, the pub was very busy with only one table not reserved (take note & book!). We were greeted by a really friendly barmaid who told us there were some large parties booked in and if we wanted our meal quickly it would be best to order quickly -... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Real fires, nice atmosphere. Food reasonably priced although more vegetarian options are needed. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visited Hay on the way to Cardiff for the Wales v England 6 Nations match just for something to do, stopped at this place for lunch. We were treated really well by the staff and even told there was a large party in so we should order quickly, they didn't have to do that! Food was great, the Welsh Rarebit... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had lunch here with a few friends the portions where small and expensive the kind of price you'd expect in a good restaurant in the city. The staff are friendly and the pub is nice but really it didn't stand up to its reputation

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had lunch here. I used to live local so have been here many times. On this occasion food was good, but a little overpriced. All was great until a member off staff (I think it was kitchen staff) decided to sit on the customers side of the bar on his mobile and have a long conversation with I think... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Busy Valentines evening, restaurant and bar all fully booked but stayed for a drink, bar staff were extremely pleasant and very knowledgable about the drinks, I had a really tasty Penderyn gin and the publicans daughter was very informative. Will definitely return again and will stay for food this time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: 01497 820884

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?