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Old Ferry Boat Inn

Black Lane, Holywell PE27 4TG, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm very sorry to have to give the Old Ferry Boat Inn two stars. The staff were lovely, the pub itself is charming, but we were very disappointed in the food. Both my husband and I ordered a pub lunch. The portions were extremely mean. My husband had a burger, while I had scampi. Both looked and tasted extremely cheap.... More 

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a warm and sunny day (Wednesday) in June and we decided to cycle to Holywell; hopefully, to enjoy lunch in the sunshine with a view of the tranquil River Ouse. The Old Ferry Boat satisfied our wishes completely: the excellent food was good value and served after a very short pause by friendly staff. While waiting for lunch... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your sunny afternoon with us, we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Tim and the team at The Old Ferry Boat More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without exception the staff at this Inn are friendly, offering excellent Customer Service, even when under pressure. The interior decor manages to combine a warm,homely feel with lots of interest- no real surprise given its age. This is the first Old English Inn we have visited to offer Real Cider in form of Westons Old Rosie- something Greene King would... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovey comments Its great to hear that Tim and his team at the Old Ferry Boat are doing well. We hope you will return again soon More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and welcoming staff, food lovely with the added prion of gluten free. Staff very helpful and happy to check food for gluten. View of the river was an. Added bonus. Take a walk along the river whilst taking in the lovely views of Holywell.

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put your comments online We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again soon More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Ferry Boat is in a lovely setting, beside the River Ouse, and is full of charming features, but the decor is in need of attention and the building itself is showing signs of neglect. Having said that, my wife and I enjoyed a pleasant, reasonably priced meal in the sunshine on the terrace outside. The food (plaice and... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

It is good to hear that you had a good visit to the Old Ferry Boat As you can imagine with a listed building it is not easy to do mentance to the building quickly but I have been told that we have got through the planning side and you should start to see a difference shortly I hope you... More 

St. Neots, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went there mid-week for lunch with family. Staff could not have been more helpful. Food is basic but good size portions, good quality and excellent value compared with some 'gastro pubs'. There are not many restaurants where you can get two main dishes for under £10.00! They get a bit busy on Friday evenings and weekends but that's to be... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put your comments online I was please to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again soon More 

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I should have read the reviews! Travelling on business, trying to stay away from the chains and sometimes you make a mistake! I had a meeting in Cambridge and rather than stay in the heaving centre I thought a country pub would be nice....the Old Ferry leaps at you, thatched, by a river, oldest pub in England (I have stayed... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

I was sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on your stay with us. Room 4 does have the kitchen extract outside, unfortunately this is a necessity in a professional kitchen however we are looking at ways in which to reduce the impact on our guests staying in the affected room. The noise after the kitchen fan was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The superior rooms here are much better than the standard double and worth paying the extra 9 pounds per night as they are more spacious. What made the 2 night stay great for us though we're the staff who couldn't have been any better. Becky in particular was always very helpful and attentive to us, she made our stay one... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments you have made. I have shared these with the team & Becki in particular and she would like me to thank you on her behalf for the mention. I hope we see you again in the future. More 

Ely, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Booked lunch with friends, lady who served us was quick, food was really nicely presented lamb shank was lovely my friends had fajitas and the smelt lovely. It wasn't the fastest service but were on a catch up so didn't matter. Desserts smelt lovely, staff very polite and young men very attentive. The place is a little tired inside, but... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Please accept my apologies for the delays in service. Having recently taken over here at the Old Ferry Boat Inn one of my highest priorities is to reduce any delays experienced in food service. We will also be looking at the décor inside in the near future, we have already made some improvements in repainting... More 

Paris, France
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is the second time we have stopped here and it will definately be the last. When we checked in payment was demanded even though we had paid already on the internet. This took a while to sort out (new manager who didn't know where things were filed) Bedrooom 1 is so small there was no space at the side... More 

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Jason C, Guest Relations Manager at Old Ferry Boat Inn, responded to this review

I am disappointed to read the comments that you have made and would personally like to apologise for the problems you experienced. As you have mentioned in your review it was my first few days here at the Old Ferry Boat Inn and the company and I was still learning the systems. I will take these learnings and use them... More 

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