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“Superb out of town pub/restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Boars

The Boars
Bunwell Road | Spooner Row, Wymondham NR18 9LL, England
+44 1953 605851
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Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Wymondham
Price range: $17 - $63
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Contemporary, International, British
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Good for: Large groups
Description: The Boars is a well designed pub / restaurant offering local seasonal food, wherever possible sourced from smaller micro suppliers. Our meat comes from an award winning village butcher just 5 miles away. Our fruit comes from a farm a mile down the road and our ice cream from a local farm just round the corner.The Boars is relaxed but oozes quality the owners having spent thirteen years perfecting its ambiance and interior design. The Boars has at least two original vegetarians main menu items and we are glad to cope with any dietary requirements given enough notice. On Sunday we have three roast options including a Vegetarian Roast option Our beer is mostly provided by the local brewer Adnams and is kept to perfection. We have 12 house wines by the glass over 20 whiskies 10 Cognacs and Armagnacs and many other interesting drinks! We look forward to seeing you
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Superb out of town pub/restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

The friendly pib welcomes visitors and serves superb food. The beer is always spot on and there is a great selection of wines and whiskies. The atmosphere is good and the landlord always willing to please.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ruth_Yeoman, Owner at The Boars, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Glad to hear you like our pub and that you appreciate how we keep our beers. We look forward to seeing you again
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Lincolnshire
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“Not your average village pub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

You know when you walk into an unfamiliar village pub and everyone turns around and looks you up and down, sussing out who you are and if you belong. Well, The Boars is nothing like that! We had been driving around the area on a Saturday evening, unfamiliar with the area, looking for somewhere to have our evening meal. When we entered, we were greeted by the owner, who made us feel so welcome, we felt like we had been there dozens of times before. We were offered a drink from the excellent wine selection and seated in the dining area. The atmosphere was relaxed and the surroundings carefully and tastefully decorated - a perfect example of rustic charm. My husband and I both ordered the sirloin steak from a wonderful menu of locally-sourced produce. Our steaks were cooked exactly to our requirements and served with divine, hand cooked potato wedges, brandy and peppercorn sauce, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes on the vine. We then both indulged in the treacle ice cream and flapjack dessert, which was to die for! The service was excellent and the whole dining experience was wonderful. We will certainly be returning to sample the menu further.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ruth_Yeoman, Owner at The Boars, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
What a lovely review. Sometimes trade can be difficult when you are hidden away like we are, but when we read a review like this it makes it all seem worthwhile. Thank You!
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The best local pub ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is our local pub and i must say myself and my other half love it! Everytime we have family to visit or work colleagues to entertain, we take them to the Boars.
Whether its sampling the beautiful local produce for dinner or sitting in the bar watching football with resident Black Lab Molly, its always a treat.
Ruth and Tony are friendly, knowledgable about the food and drink and most accomodating.

Would highly recommend!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ruth_Yeoman, Owner at The Boars, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you very much for your review. It is nice to know we are appreciated locally as well as by the more far flung trip advisor reviewers
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Norfolk, UK
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Top notch village pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Not cheap, but great atmosphere and imaginative food. The range of wines and beers is especially good, and it's always warm and cosy in winter time.

Visited August 2012
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Ruth_Yeoman, Manager at The Boars, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your review and we are glad you like our selection of wines and beers. Tony puts a lot of effort into selecting only the best
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Staffordshire
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“Very pleasantly surprised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

God bless Tripadvisor is all I can say! We had a quick look on here to see where to eat local to Snetterton race circuit and saw this place. Best food i've had over a race meeting weekend since the Steak-on-a-Stone at the pistenklaus Nurburg. The staff were friendly and helpful, service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was fantastic - definitely at the top-end of what could be considered gastro-pub grub.

Will definitely be on the "to do" list for all future visits to Snetterton

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ruth_Yeoman, Owner at The Boars, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your review. We hope you come back to Snetterton soon! Perhaps you could tell us about the steak on stone - it sound intriguing!
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