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The Great Western Arms

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Station Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh OX17 3BP, England
01386 700362
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 91
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good traditional food, friendly service

We have been to the great western a few times, but not for a while, went last Friday night. New Owners, friendly service when we arrived, food order taken promptly, had Scampli and Chips - was cooked perfectly (especially the twice cooked chips), wine by the glass was very nice (Shiraz and Merlot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
sonic434343
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london
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After a long day's hike from Broadway to Blockley, this was a great place for fish and chips and a few pints. It's a no-frills pub, but the food is great and the place is comfy.

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london
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have been to the great western a few times, but not for a while, went last Friday night. New Owners, friendly service when we arrived, food order taken promptly, had Scampli and Chips - was cooked perfectly (especially the twice cooked chips), wine by the glass was very nice (Shiraz and Merlot) , not rushed, just perfect service. Bill... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent last weekend in the village of Blockley in the Cotswolds. We were lucky enough to come across the Great Western Arms and decided to pay it a visit that evening. What a lovely surprise that visit turned out to be. We received a very warm welcome from the landlord and his wife. The pub was... More 

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Dorridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was a mid walk pub stop with the Stratford Ramblers. My friend and I enjoyed our pint of Hooky Bitter, as made at the Hook Norton Brewery. Being a sunny day we sat in the beer garden at the rear. Staff seemed to be friendly enough. TV viewing is available in the lounge where there are comfy sofas.

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England
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We used to eat here every evening when it was owned by previous owners each time we stayed in village. Booked for Mothers Day Lunch for friends expecting as in the past the place would be packed. Arrived in time for 1pm table to find we had the place to ourselves - rather disconcerting for Mothers Day and knowing how... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good honest pup,serving decent above normal pub food,with friendly service. lovely village worth a visit.

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff in a lovely village location.! The bedroom was clean & comfortable, the bathroom was rather dissapointing and let the room down, needing a total re-fit.! Good breakfast both mornings. Had a great weekend.!

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Last weekend I stayed with my partner and 8 friends in lovely Blockley and we went to this pub for Sunday lunch. We had the perfect afternoon, watching the football and rugby, relaxing, playing games (pool, darts, table football) and got given a selection of papers to read. The staff were friendly and on hand when we needed them. The... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We dropped in at about 1.45 after a visit to nearby Batsford arboretum. They apparently don't normally do lunch on Tuesday but had a private party in the restaurant. We were welcomed in to the bar area with open arms, in spite of having our boisterous 20 month old Labrador in tow. We were given the full menu to peruse.... More 

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london
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

"It's roasts today for Sunday : lamb beef or pork", "Does the pork have crackling?" "I don't know. You'd have to ask the chef that". That was the opening exchange for our family Sunday lunch. The landlord didn't ask the chef but it turned out the pork didn't have crackling (it was a rolled loin) and it would seem that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh OX17 3BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Moreton-in-Marsh  >  Blockley
  • Phone Number: 01386 700362

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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