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Crab & Boar at Chieveley

Wantage Road, Chieveley, Newbury (Nr.), Berkshire, RG20 8UE
What was once the Blue Boar pub, is now a very popular seafood restaurant; with a few options for carnivores.

The dining rooms are bedecked with netting and marine artefacts - giving no allusions to what's on offer - fish coming on a daily-basis from Devon and Cornwall. To say helpings are generous is an understatement, and there also tends to be an over-heavy reliance on items such as wasebi/horseradish (perhaps to flavour mayonnaise) and various salsa's - making the whole rather like a easy to serve production line for the kitchen.

However, the end result works well - even if flavours can be a little robust.; but there can be no doubt, that the end product is extremely popular!

Expect the likes of 'Cornish Crab with Wasabi Mayonnaise'; 'Galloway Smoked Salmon with Blinis and Horseradish Cream' and 'Crispy Squid with Sweet Chili Salsa' among the starters.

Perhaps 'Sole Goujons with Ratte Potatoes and a Lemon Salad'; 'Wild Sea Bass Fillet with Seared Ceps, Crusted Sweet Potato and Parmesan Butter'; and 'Fruits de Mers' (either cold with mayo or hot with garlic butter).

Sides include 'Goose Fat Chips', which are seldom seen outside south-west France.

If you still have room, finish with 'Sticky Toffee Pudding'; 'Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding' or 'British and French Cheeses with Sourdough'.

A less elaborate menu is offered in their Fish Bar, plus Barbecues in fair weather.

Booking is strongly advised, but essential at the weekend.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Seafood
  • Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30 (Sun 12.00-15.00); Mon-Sat set L £15.95 (2 courses) to £19.95; mains £16 to £38; set L Sun £14.50 (1 course), £19.50 (2 courses), £22.50 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: all week, 18.00-22.00; set D (between 18.00 & 19.00 only) £15.95 (2 courses) to £19.95; mains £16 to £38
  • Seats: 80, plus about 30 outside
  • Wine: a concise list kicks off at around the £20 mark
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Newbury Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page - or leave the M4 at junction 13 to Chievley, then take the B4494 towards Wantage
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: check Christmas openings
  • Air conditioned
  • Outside eating
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01635-247550
Address: Wantage Road, Chieveley, Newbury (Nr.), Berkshire, RG20 8UE
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