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About The Boxing Hare

A picturesque stone built Inn and restaurant in the beautiful Cotswolds. The Boxing Hare is located a few miles outside Chipping Norton on the Banbury Road. A former Masonic Lodge, it is now a privately owned pub/restaurant serving high quality food with integrity in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Wherever possible, our food is locally sourced with Long Horn beef aged on the premises, a firm favourite. With stone built walls, wood beams and a glorious lawned garden for al fresco dining. The Boxing Hare has a modern rustic charm, where everyone is welcome. Re-united after 30 years, Antony Griffith Harris (London Restaurateur) and Nick Anderson , (2 Michelin stars) along with their partners and manager Sebastian (Seabass) Speke have bought new life to this Cotswold favourite.

Banbury Road
Swerford
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4AP
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Modern European, Contemporary British, Country Kitchen

Hours of Operation:
Lunches: Wednesday - Saturday 11am to 2.30pm, Sunday lunch 12 noon - 4.30pm
Dinners: Tuesday - Friday 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01608 683212

Website:
http://www.masons-arms.com/

Entertainment:
The Boxing Hare's garden room offer a great facility for private parties for up to 40 seated and we have a large garden ideal for weddings and private parties

Catering:
Our cuisine is best described as modern european. We haved an extensive specails board which changes regularly.

Parking Details:
A large car park that can cater for up to 80 cars

Executive Chef:
Nick Anderson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Boxing Hare Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Surrey)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Nice place, friendly service and good food. Good portions and reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

Passed this place many times, which is a halfway house on family visits. Booked it for a Sunday Lunch which was excellent. Very good extensive menu. Cant wait for an opportunity to go there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 16 August 2017

Fabulous setting and surroundings. Service was superb. Two ladies that hosted were amazing. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

This place is wonderful, we couldn't fault it and the fish menu was a real asset. Nice little touches to service, great staff. Excellent and delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 2 August 2017

We booked in to The Masons Arms for a midweek evening meal whilst staying locally and before attending an event the following day. The reviews were all good and we were not disappointed. The menu had a very good selection to suit all requirements. The food was extremely well presented, and locally sourced produce was used where possible. Low on the carbs, attention to optimal nutritional needs was excellent! Highly recommended for a casual evening of good food in a lovely relaxed environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Lovely lunch for a friend's birthday treat.
Smiley pleasant service, good amount of choice on the set menu and attractive decor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Visited the Masons on many occasion and have always been welcomed by Louise and her staff.
This time is was Sunday lunch and unfortunately one of the party of 5 couldn't make it. Louise smiled and said don't worry I will make the table for 4.
Never had a bad meal there and with the loyalty card it must be the best value for money places to eat in the area!
Also has and outstanding fish menu too!
Great pub garden with wonderful open countryside ....what more can you ask for?

You wont be disappointed!!

Colin Bennett
Banbury

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 20 June 2017

We made a very last minute booking for my birthday for 7 people.
We were made to feel very welcome and the food was delicious.
Will certainly recommend and visit again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 16 June 2017

I was recommended to The Masons Arms by a friend and was not disappointed! Great fish cuisine and lovely service made it a family reunion meal to remember.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Food and service excellent as always. The fish dishes are very good no matter what choice you make. The speciality Crème Brulee is to die for, the flavours vary the quality doesn't. Our first choice to dine at when we have a special occasion, this one was our 15th wedding anniversary. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 13 April 2017

One of the best specials menu I have come across.
The beef in the cobbler just fell apart and the mix and flavour of the vegetables complemented each other. If you pushed for a nit picking bit of criticism it would be that the cobbler could have been a little crisper.
My partner had the chicken sizzler which was very flavoursome, the accompanying chips were wonderful.
We will be back to try the beer battered cod and the chips.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

We had a very nice meal, loads to choose from the fish board good value and service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 4 April 2017

Absolutely fantastic as usual.
Visited with a group of my friends who all loved the food , environment and service.

I love this restaurant!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 3 March 2017

We had a fabulous evening out at The Masons Arms for my birthday celebrations.
The food and service were absolutely amazing. Could not fault this place at all.
Highly recommend a visit as you will definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 11 February 2017

The staff were really efficient, the service was fantastic and the food was really tasty. Will definitely go again and take friends

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 27 January 2017

We absolutely love The Masons. The setting is beautiful, with views across the valley, comfortable dining rooms, buzzy atmosphere and very friendly and efficient staff.
We will definitely be returning to try more dishes, as the menu is extensive and varied. The fish specials board is great with lots of choice on both starters & mains. There is a good selection for vegetarians too and the deserts are .... to die for!
In summary:- The Masons is a warm, comfortable Pub with a modern twist on beautiful fresh food, and friendly service to pull it all together.
Thank you to everyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 19 January 2017

A lovely meal to celebrate an anniversary. Great choice of interesting fresh fish dishes, plus normal menu. Very tasty & good value. Only minor point - as a gluten free diner they could Lee some gluten free bread in the kitchen to substitute normal bread. Other gluten free variations accommodated very well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 18 December 2016

Great value
plenty of choice on the menu well cooked and presented
easy to get to
Plenty of room around the tables
Lovely customer service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 26 November 2016

We chose the lunchtime beer battered cod, chips and pea puree and sea trout with roasted vegetables. Both dishes were piping hot, well-presented and delicious. Particular care was taken to accommodate a coeliac and lactose free diet.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 19 November 2016

The staff were friendly. The service was really quick, didn't have to wait long for the food.
The food was delicious and it was very fare priced.
I will definitely go there again and I have recommended it to friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 13 November 2016

A good roast meal complete with an individual gravy boat followed by an superb pudding (Apple Apricot and Cinnamon Crumble) with custard.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 23 October 2016

Been here a few times the food is always excellent. Also got quite a few fish dishes which change daily we have a bit to travel to get their but is well worth it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2016

Wonderful food and excellent staff. Definitely recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 7 September 2016

We have used this Pub for the last six years on and off and never had a poor meal.The food is excellent ,the staff very obliging and friendly.The service is first class and very welcoming.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 4 September 2016

We are regular visitors to the Masons as we only live a few miles away and always receive a warm welcome. The food is outstanding both in presentation and taste and the service is first class. We would recommend the Masons for any occasion, from an intimate dinner for two to a big birthday party.

Tags: Healthy, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 11 August 2016

It's always good to come to your restaurant as I don't have to worry about a friend's diet allergies, the chef is excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 11 August 2016

We've passed The Masons Arms several times on recent visits to the Cotswolds and last week arranged to meet friends there. We were not disappointed. A great range of fish, well cooked and presented, and a tempting selection of desserts all topped off with good coffee. Attentive and friendly service. We'll visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 6 August 2016

Four of us went for a Saturday lunch, having driven to mid-point 60-odd miles from our respective homes.

Very welcoming and the food quality and choices were excellent. The set meals were reasonably priced but the drinks prices doubled the bill. The service was excellent and
professional. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 31 July 2016

Lovely Sunday Lunch . Simple quality ingredients , in good flavour combinations creating
tasty dishes.
The fish dishes are superb and the fixed price menu is good value .
The portions are generous .
Pub prices for your drinks and reasonable wine list.
The owners are very welcoming and attentive.
All round a nice experience I shall be repeating soon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 26 July 2016

Always reliable - we lunch here regularly. The menu is good without being too adventurous and the fish speciality menu is excellent - always in season and well presented.
The ambiance is bright and the service friendly. The restaurant areas are very pleasant, with a room for special occasion dining. The garden offers ample space for outdoor meals and is both child and dog friendly. The car park is huge and access to the building is easy for the disabled.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2016

The staff were excellent without being intrusive. The food was very good, although some how I didn't enjoy my chicken sizzler as much as I should have!!! Puddings very good. Would recommend it to others. Found out we may take our dog next time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2016

Excellent meal. The service was only marked lower because the waitress spilt wine over my husband.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 18 June 2016

Lovely place, great food great service.........highly recommended 5 star

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 4 June 2016

This was a birthday outing and we were delighted with the Masons Arms. A friendly welcome and pleasant simple decor with excellent service followed by great food. We had the lamb tagine and baked mozzarella and both were superb. Left no room for desert unfortunately as they looked great as well. It wasn't full on a Saturday evening which is a shame because this place is a gem.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 29 May 2016

We were staying not too far from this pub and had booked for Sunday lunch. The lunch was superb with a great bottle of red wine. We were glad we did not have starters as the main course was large (with side vegetables -which we hardly touched due to the dinner being so big). The garden was lovely and we sat there to have our desserts - my Eton Mess was gorgeous. Could not fault this gem - glad we booked as they were lots of reserved signs on tables.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 30 April 2016

The staff are very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming on a winters evening, but on a bright sunny day... the sun will shine in through the huge windows making it the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy some good food.

The menu is extensive, there are lots of daily fresh fish choices which is so lovely to have when your buried in the middle of Oxfordshire. Everyone in our party managed the full 3 courses and between us we covered a wide range of the menu. And all we can say is if the table spun round we would all have been happy to sample every meal from every course :-)

There was a private party being held in the separate function room on the night we dinned, but you would never have known this. The service was prompt, without being rushed and the food was just amazing.

We would recommend the Masons to everyone who is looking for good fresh food, in comfortable surroundings and with lovely staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on 24 April 2016

We had Sunday roast and the food was good and plentiful . The service was prompt and we enjoyed ourselves. If we are in the area we would return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 28 February 2016

Met up with family and could easily have been in one of our houses, so laid back and relaxed but with fab food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 28 February 2016

Had beautiful red pepper and tomato soup followed by delicious salmon linguine with samphire. Attentive, friendly and quick service.

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 (Oxford)·Dined on 15 February 2016

The food was delicious, & the service was impeccable.
Serving staff were friendly & attentive, but not overly intrusive.
We look forward to returning before long.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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