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Blue Boar Pub

Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
+44 1497 820884
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“game pie” (8 reviews)
“nachos” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
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1 - 10 of 642 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner here one evening in June. The pub was busy with quite a turnover in diners but the staff seemed to cope well with the rush. We hadn't booked but they managed to find a table for the four of us with little or...More

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hay on Wye is a superb location for a leisurely mooch around the myriad of interesting shops in the area. It therefore makes sense to find somewhere for an equally leisurely lunch and this hostelry largely does not disappoint. The bar staff are courteous, the...More

Thank alanlosttheplot5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the burger and a glass of Doom Bar in the beer garden. Nice atmosphere, friendly and polite staff. No television, great! Worth popping in for a drink as well.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Freindly staff, nice and cool indoors on a hot day with a choice of seating area indoors or out. Beer garden is small but there are shaded areas with seating. Good selection of ales and soft drinks. Disappointed with the burger from the main courses...More

1  Thank Terry252
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well where do I start- firstly we ordered food sat down at our table, only to be told 10 mins later that they had in fact run out of the fish- no probs we’ll order something different. Secondly I was eating my food (which I...More

5  Thank Helennurse1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday I ate a gammon steak. The staek was well prepared and the salad with a delicious honey dressing. The eaten mass was excellent the service good and friendly. The price quality is excellent.

Thank RdeKleijn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what's not to like. We both had the burger which was lovely and we saw lots of food coming out and it all looked good. The choice of beer and lager was excellent and all served with a smile. The staff were really busy but...More

Thank Erromardie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a pint with my Wife and my dog. It was boiling hot and we were told NO DOGS OUTSIDE IN THE BEER GARDEN, JUST INSIDE! They were turning away Customers’ in the same way! It was dead in there, no wonder who...More

3  Thank jackarmy1071
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back patio is great. Food is good. Staff are friendly. This was our first food stop when we got into town.

Thank AndyHandler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with my wife whilst passing through Hay-on-Wye on our Offa’s Dyke trek. Had the chicken pie and it was delicious. The pub has great charm, some very nice antique artifacts and service was very fast. The only one minor gripe...More

1  Thank Jason_Gin
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Questions & Answers
29 May 2018|
Response from Trevor O | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so. If you ring they will take your booking.
6 August 2016|
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Response from Colette H | Reviewed this property |
yes i have been in with my two. They were very welcoming 😊
Jenny P
25 February 2015|
Response from Colette H | Reviewed this property |
yes there are two areas where dogs are allowed. They were very welcoming. I have 2 a jrt and husky.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5DF, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820884
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