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The Boars Head, Bishops Castle

Pub added by Roger Button
Church Street
Bishops Castle
SY9 5AE

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Boars Head

Very smart family dining type place - more aimed at food market than the beer. Ludlow Gold in excellent condition.

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On 12th November 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Boars Head

A traditional style pub with a relaxed atmosphere on a Saturday night, where a good chat and a drink would be the main focus. A table of six were having a game of dominoes on our visit and I found no music being played encouraged customers to chat to one another, when visiting the bar.
I ended up chatting to a chap with a dyed blue beard, when ordering our drinks at the bar. Four pubs with three on, serving Ludlow Gold, St Austell Proper Job and Theakston. We went for the Ludlow Gold, which was excellent.

On 15th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Boars Head

This is an old pub that seems to be the only one in town that opens before midday. There's a central bar with areas either side. There are beams, hops draped around, an old fireplace and horse brasses. It seems to be food orientated but their seemed to be a fair few older types in before the food started.
the bar has four hand pumps which had one unused, Abbot, Theakston's Best and Ludlow Gold. This isn't the best beer choice but my Ludlow Gold (£3.10) was good and reasonably priced for what seems to be an upmarket pub.
I thought this was well worth a look.

On 31st July 2016 - rating: 7
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Oggwyn Great left this review about The Boars Head

Neatly done out Pub/Hotel complete with its own Post Office/Shop , very busy on my Friday afternoon visit mainly older couples eating and a few lager swilling locals at the bar .
Service was friendly if a bit on the slow side .
Its ok in here

On 20th February 2015 - no rating submitted
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Nigel Rowe left this review about The Boars Head

Another friendly hostelry in Bishop's Castle. The beers were in excellent condition, although the steak in ale pie was rather chewy, so a word to the butcher might be in order.

On 17th October 2013 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Boars Head

Somewhat overshadowed by its two better known neigbouring brewpubs, the Boars Head is still worth a look for its historic value even if the beers are a bit on the mundane side. Licenced since 1642, the pub would apparently have been a vicitim of the Civil War had it not been a favourite watering hole of the Kings Troops.

The main bar features a huge inglenook fireplace containing a wood burning stove that was the place to be in front of on the night we called. Somewhere in the chimney is a priest hole which probably wasn’t the place to be on the night we called. There are plenty of exposed stone walls and low bulging beamed ceilings (as I found out to my cost) to remind you of its age and yet it does have a more contemporary feel although some of the décor doesn’t really fit, especially the textured walls in the round dining area to the rear. Behind the large fireplace is a smaller cosy living room style bar with sofa and its own open fire. A separate games room runs off to one side with pool table, darts and TV.

From a southerner’s perspective, the 3 ales were weak by way of selection – Bombardier, Spitfire and Adnams, although quality was decent enough. Beer tourists will undoubtedly hit town for the Six Bells & Three Tuns but may wish to consider a quick pint in the Boars Head as a half way point between the two.

On 29th December 2009 - rating: 6
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