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The Blue Boar, Maldon

Silver Street
Maldon
CM9 4QE
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Blue Boar

A lovely old pub that is part of the adjacent hotel but operates entirely independently, it consists of a couple of bars as well as a function room and a pleasant garden area where a live band were playing on a recent Sunday afternoon visit.

The upper bar was a very cosy spot with very thick beams on the ceiling as well as black timberwork set in to the walls which were otherwise rough white plasterwork and unusual flooring which looked to be made of small pieces of wood arranged in to a sort of tile pattern. A small brick fireplace complete with wood burning stove was on the back wall, and this had a TV screen mounted on the chimney breast above, which looked a little out of place but fortunately was not in use. A couple of old oil paintings of ships were on the walls. The lower bar was also very cosy and broadly similar in terms of style with a parquet wood floor, a larger brick fireplace and a collection of stuffed animals including a badger, ferret and a stag’s head. A few old black and white photos of the locale were on the walls.

Beers were all dispensed directly from barrels racked up on stillage behind the bar and on this occasion consisted of several from the town’s Maldon brewery including Puck’s Folly, Farmer’s Golden Boar and Hair of the Hog and these were joined by something from Adnams. Ciders were well represented with Magners and Stowford Press on tap, as well as several from Lilley’s served straight from the box – Rhubarb, Mango, Strawberry and Lemon & Lime. All in all, a great pub and well worth seeking out.

On 18th July 2018 - rating: 9
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Steve of N21 left this review about Blue Boar Hotel

Absolutely superb 14th century coaching inn as described below. Dispenses their own Farmers Ales and the Nelsons Blood is an interesting one to try. Also has a function room above the bar area known as the Oak Room which closer resembled a small mediaeval banqueting hall, with low slung beams and fully equipped with period portraits and full suit of armour.
Used to have local musicians perform in the Oak Room every month, but not sure if they still do.

On 8th February 2010 - rating: 10
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Roger Button left this review about Blue Boar Hotel

A wonderfully atmospheric 14th century coaching inn situated in the heart of town. The main hotel takes up one side of the courtyard whereas the pub with its two bars is opposite. The relatively unspoilt front bar (the Tap Room) has bare parqued floor, an old brick faced fireplace, original old beams and a whole host of wonky walls with suitabley off centre pictures. Stuffed animal heads, horns and antlers overlook proceedings and a fabulous ornate antique cabinet stands in the corner. The carpeted rear bar is more intimate but no less atmospheric with low wonky beamed ceilings and a real sense of history aided by the slightly nautical theme with old ship portraits (all seemingly depicted on rather choppy seas) and ships wheels.

The Farmers Ales are brewed on premises and dispensed direct from the series of 12 racked barrels (5 were available on my last visit). The atmosphere is generally lively without being raucous and the locals were all very friendly and chatty. The antics of Popsy the dog will generally keep you entertained. Whilst we didn’t eat on our recent visit, we have dined here before and food was very good and reasonably priced. Upstairs is a function room with a vaulted ceiling and its own bar but I’ve so far not been able to venture up to see it. The toilets are situated in the main hotel building on the other side of the courtyard although sadly there isn’t any access to the hotel itself which is apparently equally interesting. All in all, an excellent pub, one of my favourites and one that doesn’t need many excuses to warrant a visit.

On 24th January 2010 - rating: 10
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18th Jul 2018, 20:17
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 November 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 November 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 08 February 2010 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 July 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 September 2015 by john mcgraw
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 November 2014 by john mcgraw
  • WiFi : No last updated 22 July 2013 by john mcgraw
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