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Blue Boar Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
+44 1497 820884
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9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a delicious, hearty meal in front of the fire. Good value for money. Sausage and mash was wonderful! Friendly staff too. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank KerryShell
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever I visit Hay on Wye, I always visit The Blue Boar for lunch/dinner. Delicious food and a great warm atmosphere (thanks in no small part to the log fire!) A perfect escape during the winter months!

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Thank Thomas P
wales
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is 20 months since my last review of the Blue Boar so I thought I would review it again. Visited to celebrate an Anniversary and was not disappointed. The décor never changes and that suits me fine. No "muzak" thank goodness just people chattering as they enjoy their food. As my visit was on a Monday it was not... More 

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Thank tara49
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the halloumi roll, oh yum, served with onion relish, gherkins, salad, chips, very tasty, no room for a pud, must return 😆

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Thank hungrier2016
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you so much for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take your family when in hay. We've been a couple of times and it's a really good test to get great food and service everytime. Good for veggies and they do an fantastic burger plus lots of other pub meals. Dog friendly too which is perfect. Won't be our last visit. Thanks

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Thank tomcweaver
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate the feedback and it's always nice to hear how much our customers have enjoyed the Blue Boar. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this pub! The menu had a great selection of dishes at a reasonable price and the food was excellent. Staff were helpful and friendly and the whole atmosphere was welcoming. We'd definitely recommend.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

What a lovely, lovely review! Thank you so much and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a warm welcome for lunch. Food was lovely and great great value. Pity they don't have accommodation, we would live there!

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Thank tb12016
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We're sorry we don't offer any accommodation at present but it is something we're working on. We hope you come again soon and enjoy the food and beer! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely meal here we both had chicken and ham pie with new potatoes and steamed Veg, all very tasty and ample portions, served by a lovely lady, it's a very welcoming place to eat/drink definitely worth a visit, thanks for a lovely meal

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Thank Markksmith
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the pie. It's one of our favourite dishes! You should definitely come in the winter when we offer our delicious game pie. It's not to be missed. Thank you so much for your review! More 

Pembroke, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

didn't eat there but saw lovely food being served. very warm and friendly pub. it was ideal as we were only staying at ty bychan two mins down the road.

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Thank carol c
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. It's a shame you didn't get a chance to try the food but hopefully on your next visit you can stop in. Thank you for your review! More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Lunch for 12 was excellent; Great food and good beer. Excellent service. A long way from home sadly as it would be nice to return

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Thank KAF0460
Scarletalice4434, Manager at Blue Boar Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to the pub. Hopefully you don't live too far away to drop in again soon. Thanks again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: +44 1497 820884

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?