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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
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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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Blockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Both David and Freya made us all feel very welcome and the service was excellent. All the staff were extremely attentive to our needs and David kept the group going by placing nibbles on the bar! They are both making a huge effort to make sure Blockley keeps an essential amenity. Thank you.

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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Proper pub food and good Ales served by very friendly staff. Good wine list as well. New owner since beginning of October and they have created a very warm Atmosphere. Couldn't do enough to cater for our twin grandchildren aged 3 1/2. Even the dogs were looked after with treats at the end of the meal specially delivered by the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Having been a regular at the western over the years & seen a number of new owners come and go, David isbquite simply the worst yet, I'm unable to comment on Freya, not a patch on the previous landlady Gail. The staff that have been there previously were lovely as usual but unfortunately did not make up for the pompus... 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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