“A well run pub....” Reviewed yesterday NEW Had our Sunday lunch here whilst on a week's holiday in the area. Greeted as we entered by the very pleasant and efficient landlady. Good choice on the menu and the roast was served with a nice variety of vegetables which Lady Grumpy Old Devil was very happy with. An example of how to run a pub properly! Visited July 2017 https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g736829-d3219152-r510620728-The_Boar_s_Head-Bishops_Castle_Shropshire_England.html#
- “A well run pub....”, August 2017
Reviewed yesterday Great friendly and helpful service The team were brilliant, very helpful. Room was huge, clean and comfortable. Was travelling with children to a mountain biking event and needed an early breakfast and that was no trouble at all, thank you! Dinner was enjoyable in the pub. Highly recommended Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family Review collected in partnership with this hotel Ask 43rmills about The Boars Head Hotel https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g736829-d1547953-r525828196-The_Boars_Head_Hotel-Bishops_Castle_Shropshire_England.html#
- Great friendly and helpful service, September 2017
“Boars Head, Bishop's Castle” Reviewed 4 days ago NEW Brilliant. We had a great time, with everything we wanted from a short stay- peace and quiet, fantastic food and beer and attentive staff. The location is deeply rural and very pretty, with easy access to many local beauty spots- and lots of castles! Recommended. Stayed August 2017, travelled as a couple https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g736829-d1547953-r511929359-The_Boars_Head_Hotel-Bishops_Castle_Shropshire_England.html#
- “Boars Head, Bishop's Castle”, August 2017
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
Fantastic place to stay" 2 days agoReviewed by LoriRidgway I thoroughly recommend the Boars Head to stay, the rooms are spotless and well serviced, the food and drink in the pub is excellent, and we could not have been made more welcome. Everyone is really friendly and attentive, and I have returned many times. The Boars Head is always my first choice of places to stay when in the area.
- Fantastic place to stay", August 2017