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The Boxing Hare

Banbury Road, Chipping Norton, Swerford, United Kingdom, OX7 4AP
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Opening Information

Tuesday: 6pm- 10pm
Wednesday: 12pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Boxing Hare

Our aim is to bring country fine dining to the Cotswolds. The menu will revolve around the best seasonal produce locally sourced from British farmers with occasional indulgences as well as virtuous everyday fare.

We hope to create a warm, charming and informal atmosphere where we can build a strong following of regular, happy guests and new ones too!

Most importantly to us is that The Boxing Hare should be a great place to wile away a few hours and be looked after by people who truly love what they do.

Be it a casual drink with friends, a romantic meal, a special celebration or a family outing, we look forward to welcoming you to The Boxing Hare.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Five stars!

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Excellent meal, very friendly staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

We really enjoyed our visit. The service was a little slow (you said you were short staffed) so we were brought complimentary olives which was a nice touch. Would come again and recommend to others.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Very enjoyable evening. Service excellent and very well judged. Food delicious and will be returning with friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Another great meal in a fantastic setting, looked after by a great team ... House white wine a real find.... And so amazing to see all three Childrens plates completely empty..... maybe to ensure there was no debate about an extra scoop of Kate's infamous sorbet.... And Stacey's gin and tonic turned out to be a much needed 'Boxing Hare of the dog" for Dr G ..... Family Griffiths already planning a return trip

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

This is our 3rd Visit and the Sunday Lunch is consistently good, however very similar menu in August to that in April. There is still room for improvement with the service, nobody seems to know what they are doing, there appears to be no team work, this should be a well oiled machine. Perhaps less interference from front of house may avoid unnecessary confusion.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

We all agreed it was the best roast we have had! Absolutely delicious, beautiful atmosphere and our waiter was so friendly and knowledgable. A perfect Sunday afternoon.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Very busy on Saturday. Very noisy and food mixed. Two burgers were very bland as if they had been frozen but waiter asfsured us this wasn’t possible. Other food much better.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Good food. Service friendly but far too slow.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Our lunchtime meal experience left us feeling that we were not really valued as customers. Service was very slow and this was blamed on the restaurant being busy (isn't it supposed to be?). Four of us ordered from the set lunch menu but each course took a long time to arrive, we had to wait almost an hour for the starters and the whole mealtime was 2.5 hours - a long time for a set meal. When we enquired about progress on our orders the waiter suggested that we 'had to be patient at the Boxing Hare' The food was good but not outstanding, but the length of time to get it let the experience down. The surroundings are pleasant, with good artwork and decoration and the pub has the potential to be really good. I'm sure this review will be rebutted but it does reflect our experience. The staff did acknowledge our disappointment by making a reduction on the bill but the overall occasion was not good and doesn't encourage us to return. There's a lot of competition locally and the service ethos maybe needs to be reviewed. Customers must feel welcomed and valued if you want them to return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

The service was slow with only a few tables filled. Just look after your patrons better and you have a winning formula .

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

It was a shame you ran out of coke!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

You came highly recommended & we must say we weren’t disappointed. It was very busy for a Tuesday night & felt the staff we under pressure but did a great job at keeping us happy. We will definitely be returning. Food was very fresh & seasonal which is what we want. see you very shortly 👍👍

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Fantastic food and service, the staff could not have been more helpful. I will definitely book again.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Fantastic food, highly recommended! We will definitely return

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Amazing lunch!! Best Roast beef in the area. Well done, we will back.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

We had a brilliant night. Staff were both friendly and competent, lovely to see both. Very friendly and helpful host and the evening overall was a lovely experience. We will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Excellent food... 2nd time we have eaten here and both times the food was outstanding and the service was terrible..... will give it one last try.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Attentive service, exquisite food in generous portions....we could ask for no more.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Superb welcome and the staff accommodated us brilliantly with a new baby. Food was excellent - really high standard. We later moved into the garden which was very relaxing. The staff were great throughout. Thank you for one of the best lunches !!

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Always great attentive friendly seevice

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Very enjoyable evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Another lovely meal, and the staff make you feel very welcome nothing is too much trouble

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Excellent food, good value for money , but service a bit slow, a busy Sunday

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

All perfect.

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