Dating back to the late 18th century, the Blue Boar, originally called ‘The Boar Inn’, has always been a hostelry, serving the people of Oulton and those passing through on what was, originally, the main Suffolk to Norfolk road. When and why the name changed is uncertain. However, the Blue Boar is an heraldic symbol of the DeVere family who held the title Earls of Oxford for a while and owned many properties in the East of England. The title, itself is now defunct.
The site has had a number of owners in recent years and, for a short period also included a small brewery.