The Boar's Head

The Boar's Head


0.5 miles
Church Street, Ardington, Wantage, OX12 8QA
The Boar's Head recipe is close to perfection - a pinch of idyllic village, combined with a sprinkling of superb accommodation and a generous dose of first-class restaurant. On our visit, we were treated to the most scrumptious tranche of Newlyn turbot and roast suckling pig - but more of that later.

Tucked away beside the church in the beautiful Downland village of Ardington, The Boar's Head has been satisfying the stomachs of villagers and locals for over 150 years. Food is clearly a passion here. Along with an imaginative and varied bar menu, there's a variety of modern British dishes put together with clear thought. I've already mentioned the dishes we chose, but we dithered for quite some time over choices of pigeon and bacon salad with garlic leaves and mustard dressing, and fillet of Angus beef with rosti, port sauce and girolles. All foods are made on the premises - from bread to ice cream, pasta to pastry - but the real star of the show is the fish. Seafood is a speciality of The Boar's talented head chef, and fresh varieties are delivered from Cornwall each day and crafted into innovative, delicious fare. Fillets of Dover sole with pea purée, creamed potatoes and minted pea shoots, along with seared Cornwall scallops with black pudding and roasted foie gras, are often featured on the menu. T

he Boar is, as you would expect, driven by the desire to support local suppliers and cut food miles, so you can rest assured your dish has not travelled too far from the field to your plate. A traditional Sunday lunch offers roast leg of Tulwick lamb or slow-roast pork belly, alongside ever-changing fish and vegetarian options. One thing that we liked the sound of was The Boar's gastro 'tasting menu'. For less than £40 per person, a truly unbelievable seven-course meal is provided for all to try - a brilliant idea for a night out with friends. We're going to return for some more delicious fare very soon, but for now we'll retreat to the comfort of our luxury en-suite Boar bedroom
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Open: Mon-Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-close Food Served: Mon-Sun noon-2pm, 7pm-9.15pm

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