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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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Watford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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344 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Crawley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really loved this pub. Had a Sunday roast which was possibly the best roast (part from my own!) that I've ever had. We returned on another occasion, I had the Fish & Chips & my husband had the burger both were amazing if a little too large. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Dogs are allowed in the bar area.

Thank melcripps
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to us by our Air BnB host, walking distance from where we were staying. Were pleasantly surprised at the quality of our main dishes - interesting flavours put together, but not overpowering. I had the duck dish, was worried the meat might be a bit tough as I had to request the meat well done, but that wasn't... More 

Thank Sylvia P
Speers Point, Australia
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My wife and I were visiting the Cotswolds, from Australia and staying in Blockley for 6 nights. I had visions of trying various English pubs and restaurants, but we ate and drank at the Great Western on 4 of our 6 evenings. When you find a good local why change!! Great service from friendly staff, lots of local flavour, (and... More 

Thank Tony Y
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had a weekend break in Blockley. We visited the Great Western Arms on both evenings. We drank on the first evening and ate in the restaurant on the second. The staff were very friendly and we really enjoyed the atmosphere of this friendly pub. The food was to a high standard. Would most definitely visit here... More 

Thank MaccRoamer

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?