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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 Friday, 22 June 2018

Yet another fabulous lunch at the Boxing Hare. This restaurant is growing fast in popularity and in my opinion cannot be bettered for quality, invention and value.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Very friendly welcome, great service throughout our meal and delicious food. Our first visit back under new ownership but would definitely recommend it to family and friends. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

I had high hopes following one of the best Sunday lunches, so was quite disappointed with the experience Saturday evening :(.

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

Below par. Not as good as normal. Disappointed with the food and service. Would not come back

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Great lunch. Food and service completely flawless. So excited to have this pub in my area. Will definitely return soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Amazing place, great food, fabulous atmosphere. Highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Excellent food,great atmosphere and extremely generous to give us a delicious complementary glass of fizz when hearing from another table that it was our wedding anniversary. Thank you- we will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Lovely Father's Day lunch. Food was very good - especially the cheddar soufflé, which was amazing! Didn't feel rushed, despite it obviously being a very busy day for the restaurant and staff were welcoming, polite & attentive. The only "negative" comment from my party was that perhaps there should have been a chicken dish on the menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

The Sunday roast is the best we’ve ever had out! Just like our traditional ones in Yorkshire growing up on a farm! Staff are terrific and always so warm and welcoming. We love this place!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

My only comment is that I had mussels as a main course but felt they were a little over cooked !! I still enjoyed them but thought I would mention this. E erythronium else our party had wAs excellent. Many thanks and probably see you again the week before Christmas.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

We had a really lovely evening and a superb meal for my wife's birthday. We will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Chose this place on some reviews and so happy we did. First of all the inside was so welcoming and cosy. Staff were great and very friendly. Last of all, the food. Have to say it was some of the tastiest meals I have ever had and that includes Michelin star restaurants. Shame it's 80 miles from where I live.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

I asked a friend of mine where she would like to go for her birthday treat from myself, The Barking Hare was her chosen destination, as she’d already celebrated her 80th with friends a few weeks earlier and she’d loved it. I’m glad to say I was not disappointed and will be returning, if only to try and keep the cheese soufflé on the menu!

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Wonderful Meal and evening spent at the boxing hare. We will definitely come again.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

A lovely venue, superb food, great service. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Amazing as always, best roast dinner in the county and a fantastic Garden to enjoy the sunshine yesterday. Will be back again very soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on 10th June - excellent food, friendly & professional service.

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

Booked for a special occasion, and the friendly staff made it a very enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend and I am looking forward to my next visit! The food was excellent, well prepared, well cooked and well presented. Definitely worth a visit. Top marks!

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

After much research into Oxfordshire gastropubs for a 50th birthday dinner last weekend, we chose the Boxing Hare and my god are we glad we did. I can honestly say that we had one of the best, most wonderfully surreal nights we’ve had in years. We laughed from the moment we sat down until our taxi dragged us out (very reluctantly) at midnight. We’d have been happy to stay until morning and hang out with the owner Stacey and her team. What superb characters! The restaurant was packed and buzzing yet, despite that (and the major celebrity family dining in the garden), we were treated like the only guests in the house which was a remarkable achievement. Thankfully, the team delivered just as much substance as style because the food was outstanding. We started with the cheese soufflé and would have happily ordered it for mains and dessert too but then we would have missed the John Dory that was bursting with flavours and the cote de boeuf with incredibly nickable chips. Kudos to chef Nicholas and his team. To top everything off, we realised during the long cab ride home that the team had made a major error on the bill in our favour. We called the owner to let her know and she said: “Well that means you have had an even better night so we hope you come back soon”. Very classy response and she can count on it! In fact, we may just have to move closer...

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 June 2018

The food was really very good - excellent sea trout and cod Service was good although there was a sudden absence of staff when we wanted to pay the bill. Service is automatically added to the bill which is an interesting decision on behalf of the management. In summary a very nice lunch - going back tomorrow!

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

Really lovely meal, friendly and warm staff - thanks for making it a special birthday treat.

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

Very easy to book online although I chose to visit this time because of the set menu as shown on the website but when presented with the menu it was completely different so rather disappointing in that respect as I decided to pick an alternative which was nice but not as amazing as I'd hoped or looked forward to. As this was the end of the week there's little excuse for the website not being updated.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 May 2018

Service excellent

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

Food and drink was superb. It was a shame I had to send my steak back as it didn’t have the right sauce on it despite me specifically asking. This delayed my meal. However this minor issue aside it was all superb. Best meal I’ve had for a long time.

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Visited On Friday, 25 May 2018

Good quality food; great service; choice of wines could be larger.

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