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Boars Head

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Bar, British, Pub
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Main Road, Aust BS35 4AX, England
+44 1454 632278
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit. Both times a very long wait, over 40 minutes. First visit food was nice but beef goulash on second visit was awful, small portion for money and was made with packet peppercorn sauce served it mushrooms and tough fatty beef. Staff were friendly, shame because it could be really nice with a bit more effort.

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2 Thank JSBRJB
Management response:

So sorry to hear of your poor experience, which is clearly not up to the standards we set ourselves and that you expect. I am reviewing our menu and will certainly look at portion size and quality of ingredients. Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback. More 

Wotton Under Edge, UK
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this place during a Sunday walk. Spacious, friendly, good atmosphere. Our burgers took getting on for 30mins to arrive - they had 2 tables just ahead of us and we weren't in any rash so I'll let them off ! Very tasty, good value. Would visit again.

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Thank Nick68
Management response:

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We don't like to keep people waiting but sometimes food cooked to order can take a bit longer than planned. More 

Pontyclun, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on the way home having been here a number of times in the past. Arrived at 12:15 lunch time and the barman was very welcoming , surprised that there was only a small number of people in the pub as previously has always been busy. Ordered drinks and meals. Steak pie, lasagne, gammon and salmon & scallop tart.... More 

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2 Thank Haydn P
Management response:

Sorry to hear of your poor experience. I always deal with problems personally and ensure that whatever is not up to standard is rectified immediately. More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Service attrocious (1 hour wait from ordering to being served), floor filthy (looked like it hadn't been swept for days), empty table next to ours had not been cleared of plates with half eaten steaks, toilet filthy which was reported yet, half an hour later it was in the same condition. Shall be contacting the local health authority about our... More 

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6 Thank eskippee
Management response:

I am looking into your comments and putting things in place to ensure customers have a great experience at the Boars Head. Thank you for taking the time to review our pub.. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

When my partner planned a surprise birthday weekend away for me she had this place planned for Friday 7th evening meal after our journey from Barnstaple. We arrived and was greeted by a small cute and very friendly member of staff she helped check us in and find us a table which helped as even tho she pre booked a... More 

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1 Thank Adam W
Management response:

Glad you had a great time! More 

Bristol
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice feel to the place. Was averagely busy for a Friday lunchtime. Not overrun. Staff a bit thin on the ground. A sandwich and chips took over 45 minutes to come - so did not work for a lunchtime quick get out of the office lunch venue.

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1 Thank JannyA
Management response:

Thanks for your review. Sorry about the wait for food. Clearly not good enough. I will look into it. More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with family. Not too busy on arrival. Food was average and fairly priced. Garden was a great outside area. Staff were great especially Jody who I believe was the assistant manager. It's usually hectic for the other half and me to order having 4 children below 7yo but Jody was fantastic helping above and beyond.

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Thank Michael S
Management response:

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the positive feedback for Jody - she's an asset to the pub! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst lunch ever and after complaining about the Yorkshire pudding which looked like it had missed Pancake Tuesday there were six of us and they brought one out !! Shocking they should have brought extra for all Poor food all in all at 9.95 a head the turnip was also hard and the broccoli raw The crackling... More 

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4 Thank lottie2711
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I am so sorry that you had such a poor meal. I am investigating your complaint as your experience clearly falls short of the high standards that we aim for. If you are in the area again and are able to call in for food, please make yourself known to... More 

Bradley Stoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice pub, friendly and efficient staff, food was good value although not a huge menu. The evening was spoilt however by the numerous kids allowed to run about all the bar areas - not a place to visit for a quiet meal!

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2 Thank sav32
Management response:

I am sorry that your meal was spoilt by noisy, uncontrolled children running around. We are a family-friendly pub and try to welcome everyone but we can't take responsibility for other people's children. We will certain try to be more vigilant in the future to intervene should this happen again. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A very warm welcome from the friendly staff and a most delicious Sunday roast dinner with all the trimmings. Plenty of chicken, vegetables cooked to perfection and extra gravy if required. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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1 Thank Christine L
Management response:

We are very happy that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Aust BS35 4AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Aust
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 632278

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