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“Nice pub and good pub grub”

The Boars Head Hotel Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Telford, England, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Nice pub and good pub grub”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

During my week long stay in Long Preston I ate at the Boar’s head on three occasions’ and was not disappointed with the level of service or standard of food at any time. I was also impressed with the bar staff who remembered my drink’s order on the first night despite it being a very busy Bank Holiday weekend trade and carried that on throughout the week.
Food wise the Boar’s head serves the usual pub food but to a very good standard.
Over the course of the week I sampled the following dishes:
Bury black pudding starter with mustard sauce – this is very nice but a little large for a starter comprising of a link of the best bury black pudding topped with a rasher of back bacon on fruit chutney covered in a mustard sauce and accompanied with a salad garnish.
Gammon and chips which came with a fried tomato, home made onion rings in a very good crispy batter and either egg or pineapple. This was a very good example of this basic dish with very generous portions.
Pork loin stuffed with black pudding and covered in a crispy bacon coating. This was presented with a selection of vegetables and new potatoes and came with a sauce. This was tasty but due to the pork and black pudding rather dry despite the sauce and I was unable to finish it as a result.
Medium-rare sirloin with chips, home made onion rings, a whole grilled tomato, whole grilled field mushroom and pepper sauce. The steak was cooked to perfection and the meal as a whole was excellent. The pepper sauce was a little disappointing though as it was very mild and therefore did not compliment the steak as I am used to.

  • Visited May 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Nice food but a bit soul-less”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The food is good, well served and usually of good value. The place is let down by the arrangement of the tables etc, and it does seem to make it lose any soul that it has.

Visited March 2013
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good dinner on way home after a day out!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Stopped at the Boar's Head on the way home from a day out in Heysham area. We had a lovely meal, I had steak and ale pie with veg. The pastry was gorgeous and the beef was so tender and delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Can recommend this pub/restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Southport, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice Pub to stop for lunch...very good value.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stopped for a lunchtime coffee and a glass of wine...but decided to try the food. What a pleasant surprise....the gammon was excellent and although only from the light bites menu it was more than enough. The young lady in charge was very helpful and provided an excellent service. Nothing seemed to be to much trouble. Times are hard for local's....the décor is a bit tired....but well worth a visit if you are driving past.

  • Visited April 2013
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England
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent 'lite bites' and full meals!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have not been to this pub for some time but I wil certainly be going again.The lite bites at lunch are good meals and well served. I do like lots of fresh vegetables and for them to be served separately and piping hot too. This pub certainly does just that.
I went on Easter Monday and enjoyed a good hot roast meal, the friends I took also ejoyed their choces from the menu.

  • Visited March 2013
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