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The Great Western Arms

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Station Road, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh OX17 3BP, England
+44 1386 700362
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't use the pub for dining but made two visits for a drink with our family. Excellent Hook Norton beers on tap and a great selection of other drinks were available.

Thank ROBHCheltenham
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming pub with a friendly welcome. Traditional surroundings, well maintained beer served at the right temperature. Could benefit from dimming the lights but other than that a great pub - will return :)

Thank RoseyPoseyUK
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a good walk out of Chipping Campden up around Dovers Hill we retired to the Great Western Arms at Blockley for lunch on the recommendation of one of the party who had visited the pub recently. It was quiet but the welcome was warm, the beer (Hook Norton Ale) was excellent and the food, well, top notch for a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Blockley only has two pubs, the other one looked like a non starter, so we pinned our hopes on The Great Western, when renting a cottage in the village this weekend. We were not disappointed. Good, tasty food & lovely service. Enough diners to create a nice atmosphere tho it could be improved if they dimmed the lights a bit... More 

Thank Sindy7
Watford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a cottage in the centre of Blockley for a weekend and was recommended this venue by owner. It was in striking distance and we couldn't be bothered to go elsewhere after a hard days hiking. We sat and ate in the main  bar. Was made to feel welcome and good service on food and drink. Menu was good... More 

Thank Zoolander74
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited for steak night. Fantastic food. Good value and helpful staff. Would visit again if in the area.

Thank Richard A
Manchester UK
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351 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Called in midweek whilst on business in the area, enjoyed the grub so much, went back the night after. The food is sourced from local providers and cooked to a high standard. Had the local sausages one night and the burger the next. Extremely tasty and substantial. Prices relative for the area and great service. Recommended and will visit again... More 

Thank Andrew H
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Amazing hosts and locals. The pub had just been refurbished and had a wonderful ambience, so relaxed and friendly. All the food we had was excellent, we will always go there when visiting the area.

Thank Winsons
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Walked into the Great Western at about 4.30 pm worn out and hungry after a beautiful day walking in the cotswolds. We only wanted to sit down and have a nice meal, but was told service for the restaurant didn't start until 6pm. Ok no problem we will come back at 6pm. Not asked if we wanted to stay for... More 

Thank Paul S
Steve A, General Manager at The Great Western Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very one sided review , when reading all the other reviews on how welcome everyone is made when visiting our pub maybe just maybe it was you who may have been OBNOXIOUS !! Maybe just maybe, a courtesy call prior to your visit to check availability for our very busy dinner service on a saturday night... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We ate dinner here with friends on a Monday night in early October and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The dining room is spacious and comfortable. The food was excellent and with large servings, the wine list was comprehensive and the service was excellent.

Thank utya

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +44 1386 700362

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?