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Crab & Boar

Wantage Road (B4494), Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8UE

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Wantage Road (B4494), Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8UE

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Set in the heart of Berkshire countryside, The Crab & Boar is a lovely country pub with rooms offering British cuisine, free Wi-Fi and a large car park.
The award-winning restaurant serves locally-sourced seafood and seasonal game in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has received 2 AA Rosettes and are part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide.

Crab & Boar also has a Pub with Rooms:

The Crab and Boar (Pub with Rooms Section)

Inspirations

Crab & Boar is part of the following Inspirations:

The Best British Pubs with Rooms by Adrian Mourby

"The Crab and Boar near Chievely was originally known as the Blue Boar Inn. As pub names go, this one has a good story to tell. Outside the inn today there stands a rather forlorn-looking sandstone boar that has been painted blue. It was originally carved in Italy for Lord Ingilby of Ripley castle. He was on a grand tour of Italy in the sixteenth century when he came across the famous Il Porcellino statue by Pietro Tacca at the Uffizi. Ingilby was sufficiently taken with the design that he ordered two copies, which were taken back to Ripley where they sat outside his castle until the English Civil War. When Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary Army billeted themselves on Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire they appropriated one of the boars and marched off with it.

The boar travelled south with Cromwell’s army from the Battle of Marston Moor (2 July 1644) all the way to the Battle of Newbury on 27 October 1644. That morning the statue was left behind at a nearby inn five miles from the battled and here it has stayed ever since –donating its name to the thatched inn in question - until it was changed the Crab and Boar in the twenty-first century.

Renowned for its food – and a very popular wedding destination – the Crab and Boar has 14 bedrooms, located in outbuildings. Walls are decorated in tartan and old wood with occasional antiques and a few four poster beds. The decorative hand of the Epicurean Collection, pioneers of the cozy, upmarket trendy British pub, is immediately recognisable."

Information on Crab & Boar , Wantage Road (B4494) , Newbury

Timings: Open: Daily 12:00-14:30, Dinner 18:00-21:30    
Last Orders for Dinner: 21:30
General Info: Seating Capacity: 100
Private Dining: yes
Accommodation:  Number of Rooms: 13
Room Prices from: £120
Wheel Chair Access:  Yes
Accreditation: AA - 4 Stars Gold for our accommodation and 2 Rosettes, Part of Pub group of the year 2016 by the Good Pub Guide
Local Directions: Leave the M4 at junction 13 following signs to Chieveley, taking care not to join the A34 north towards Oxford. At the end of the slip road turn left into Chieveley Village along Grace's Lane. Continue for 1/3 mile, then turn left after The Red Lion pub into School Road. Follow the road along for about 2 miles (taking care of the very sharp left at the top of the hill) until you reach a T junction. Then turn right onto the B4494 heading towards Wantage and continue for about ½ mile up the hill and The Crab at Chieveley will be on your right.
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Review of Crab & Boar

Posted on by Peter and ann CCustomer visited Sep 2011

We enjoyed it so much, first visit. We visited this restaurant with two friends on a very nice day and enjoyed the experience very much. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A glass of bubbles on our arrival set us up for a nice lunch and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was quite busy, but we did not have to wait, we were made very welcome. Due to ill health in the family, we were unable to return last year but are now set to go back when the weather picks up. We are looking forward to the good food we received and we know we will not be let down. Well done The Crab at Chieveley. This restaurant is some 18 miles from where we live.

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