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All 4 Blockley Restaurants

The Great Western Arms

Station Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh OX17 3BP, England
01386 700362
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Blockley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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English first
The Cotswolds
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We have had many a good meal in this local pub, which has had it's fair share of licensees and ups and downs over the years. However a recent lunch can only be described as utterly appalling! It was one of the coldest days of the year, although sunny outside. We were frozen. The log burner stood resolutely not made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We visited this pub back in November as we were staying in Blockley village for my Birthday. on arrival we were greeted by the owners and a few locals who were very welcoming and full of chat. We were seated, served drinks and given a menu full of delightful food choices. We decided on the lamb shank and the Ale... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Called into this pub for lunch whilst staying in Blockley. Owner very welcoming & attentive. We had a baguette & were advised portions were large & if we were having chips to 'share'. Took owners advice & really enjoyed our food with a nice glass of house white. Would definitely call in again.

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I first started going there in 1995, and it has had its ups and downs with different managements. On our visit the wood burner was roaring, creating a warm homely atmosphere. But there seemed to be too many hobbyist staff leading to a confused feel behind the bar. Otherwise the yummy roasts were almost too large, squashed onto too small... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been a local going here for years, loved the fact it was close and could always get a good meal. The twice I have been here since the new management have taken over has been awful, the landlord just ignored us there was no one to be served apart from us, he carried on his conversation for over... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

we and our two dogs were made most welcome, the food was very good and the pub atmosphere was cosy , with real ales !!! We can recommend!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I asked for one of the specials, which wasn't available, so instead asked for the pork shank (also a special). Instead, I got lamb shank with awful mashed potato (almost certainly powdered) and carrots (almost certainly frozen) that had been cooked to within millimetre of their life. Disappointing considering the price of the food. The service was good and friendly.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

thankyou David and Freya for a great time. A very friendly welcoming place , food excellent- Pub Grub and a great atmosphere.One word of warning - after a couple of pints and a bottle of rather nice Pinot Noir beware the selection of Japanese Whiskies !! Chris & Andy

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We met at the pub last month and had a less-than-perfect experience. The food last month was not great, and served slowly. Prices were, and are, very reasonable. This month, the food was much improved and service far sharper. Having read previous reviews, it seems that the new managers may have experienced a few teething problems; if so, they are... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just come back from lovely weekend in Blockley and went to this pub on a number of occasions. Great local pub that is very dog friendly (we have 2 golden retrievers). Landlord David was very good and made sure the dogs had water and a bag of scratchings! Locals also make you feel welcome. Great place to lose a couple... More 

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Address: Station Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh OX17 3BP, England
Phone Number: 01386 700362
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Moreton-in-Marsh  >  Blockley
Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
Cuisine: British

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