"Excellence food & service" 2 days ago Reviewed by Tracey C A warm welcome from the hosts, chatted with us from the start. Food was fab, all meals came out together and were hot. Would definitely recommend the Boars head to eat or just for a drink
- "Excellence food & service", September 2017
"Wonderful place & incredibly helpful staff" 3 days agoReviewed by Bobs B I'm a long term kidney patient with mobility issues, hearing loss and visual loss. Unfortunately, I took ill over our short break and arrived at The Boar's Head incredibly ill. We'd pre-booked evening meals in the restaurant but there was no way I could cope and had to immediately retreat to the comfort of our room. The manager was incredibly helpful and allowed us to change our dinner plans without charge. This wouldn't have happened in any other hotel and we were very grateful. He also allowed my partner to stay with me through the evening and take supplies back to the room whilst he looked after me. I can't tell you how helpful this was. Though it was such a very short stay, we will definitely return again for a longer stay when I am stronger. The room and the whole place was beautiful and tastefully decorated. It was a comfort away from home - especially at a time when I particularly needed home-comforts.
- "Wonderful place & incredibly helpful staff", January 2018
They say First Impression is the best-So true" 2 days ago Reviewed by Cham24 We visited Bishops Castle over the August Bank holiday. Staying in a cottage nearby we ventured out on our bikes, so clearly needed regular refreshments, if only to replenish the worked off calories. Having cycled about 20 miles on Saturday we stopped off at The Boar's Head. It is a stylist up to date property transformed from the old. Very welcoming. I thought the family sport room was a great idea. I love sport, but not all do. So good idea. Now I am all for good first impressions which without doubt, are both very important as well as mood setting. My friend and I visited the bar for the drinks, whilst our respective wives sought a seat in the sun to rest their tired limbs. Whilst my friend homed in on a refreshing pint of cloudy Strongbow, I decided to turn my attention to the array of home made cakes that were beautifully position to the left of the bar. Warned off by my friend as he steered me towards a good selection of liquid refreshments I heard " Do you mind I have a business to run" That would be Darren the co-owner. Banter from the start, just how I like it. Anyway having sensibly settled for a local golden beer, no more about the cake, that has its day BTW. I took the drinks out the girls. They were laughing and saying "We know who would have been interested in the cakes and who the beer. Darren had taken the time and effort to pop outside to not only continue the banter, but to link it as well. Superb hosting skills. We met the other Co-Owner, Stuart, who was equally as homely, along with their superb dog Baggins, who completed the set. These first impressions sold the place to us and made us all feel so welcome. The outcome, of which, including another round of drinks, as well as a table booked for dinner the next day. Returning to the restaurant at a earlier time then our booking, we were expected and greeted and shown to our table. It was a very hot evening and as a result we decided to have a pre meal drink outside, due to the heat. We continue and ate outside, although the hosts confirmed that we could still use the table booked inside at any time. We placed our order, although if we really wanted be picky, they had run out of loaded skins, which one of our party had been looking forward to since we viewed the menu the day before. However this disappointment was born more out of appetite then having other items on the menu to choose from. Mind you running out of a second bottle of the same wine was also a set back, although not a deal breaker. It has to be said the food, both the starters and main course arrived in good time and as well as being very well presented and cooked to perfection. Particular praise should also be given for the heat of the food, which in some establishments varies. This food was first class. Not surprisingly all the ample portioned food was consumed by all. And very enjoyable to boot. The evening was rounded off with a dip into the dessert menu for two of our party, whilst my wife had a Hot Chocolate and I had a very well made Coffee and yes you guessed it, that slice of homemade carrot cake, which had had my name on it for 24 hours. Overall our experience of The Boars's Head was exceptionally. One other reviewer said that he did not agree with the "Arrive as strangers, leave as friends" . Whilst I appreciate that trip advisor is all about opinions. I can say that our party made friends here, including Baggins.Thanks to all and keep up the good work.
- They say First Impression is the best-So true", September 2017
"Lovely old inn with modern accommodation" yesterdayReviewed by kenwA8064OE On arrival I received a warm welcome and was shown to a warm comfortable room on a cold night in the best tradition of inn keeping. The bedroom was well appointed and tastefully decorated with a modern bath and shower. The English breakfast was delicious served by efficient and friendly staff. Parking was easy and close to the room.
- "Lovely old inn with modern accommodation", December 2017
Friendly pub,helpful staff. I had a one Sunday night stay in January 2018.I arrived quite early so had Sunday lunch in the dining room.The food was excellent,generous portions and beautifully cooked local lamb. I walked off my lunch around some of the lovely border countryside and had a couple of really nice beers in the friendly bar in the evening.Unfortunately,I had an extremely early start to meet a friend on our way up to Scotland the next day so couldn't take advantage of the full breakfast.I was however provided with a generous continental breakfast in my room for the morning. A lovely,comfortable and beautifully decorated room and staff who couldn't have been more helpful. A cracking little pub and excellent service.
- Friendly pub,helpful staff., March 2018