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Local foodies may recall this picture-perfect pub-with-rooms as The Crab at Chieveley, but following a takeover by the Epicurean Collection in April 2015, it has been refurbished and rebranded as Crab & Boar. Set in lush Berkshire countryside close to Lambourn, this venue still has plenty of aces up its sleeve – from chic Country Living interiors to pretty outdoor spaces. The original Crab was famous for fish, and fresh seafood still play its part on the menu – although it now competes alongside seasonal meat and game dishes with a strong British accent.  Porthilly oysters, charred octopus with broad beans and Jersey royals or Cornish plaice with leeks, braised chicken wings and macaroni share the billing with, say, beef tartare, grilled sirloin steaks, spatchock chicken or pork belly with wild garlic and celeriac purée. For afters, think British with lemon posset. In fine weather, also look out for ‘kitchen garden’ menu of small plates and salads. Chic bedrooms make The Crab & Boar an affordable escape for sporty Londoners too (racing and country pursuits are thick on the ground hereabouts).

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Crab and Boar

Wantage Road, Chieveley ,Newbury RG20 8UE

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Apr 2009

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Situated in the heart of the countryside between Newbury and Oxford the Crab is a peaceful haven for wonderful leisurely sumptuous seafood. The decor is appropriate with lobster pots and fishing nets and many unusual objet d'arts to catch the eye. The chef's were originally trained by Richard Corrigan and this definitley shows and were awarded with Best Seafood Resaurant in UK aqfter only being open for just over one year. Extensive range of seafood on the menu along with some beautifully cooked...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Crab and Boar

Wantage Road, Chieveley ,Newbury RG20 8UE

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Jan 2009

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Editor's pick Dinner, 12th January 2008 An exceptional fish restaurant just off junction 13 of the M4 I chose this venue for an alumni meeting of ex-colleagues – they work West and I am in London, so The Crab was a good venue almost midway between locations. Unless you know the area, it is not easy to find – coming off the M4 from London you need to take the road to the left after the Red Lion pub in Chieveley, travel out of the village, looping round the no-through route to North Heath, across open country...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 7

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Essential Details for Crab and Boar

  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Berkshire
  • Price: £45.00
  • Wine: £18
  • Champagne: £59
  • Private Dining: 14

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