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Old Ferry Boat Inn

Holywell Front, 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, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ferryboat is in a beautiful location, but unfortunately the food and service severely let it down. We boated down the river, thinking that we could enjoy a pleasant meal once reaching our destination. What we actually got was an incredibly long wait with disappointing food at the end of it. The starters took around 40 minutes to arrive and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry your experience with us wasn't a good one, we always try to keep our customers updated if we have any delays in service, on this occasion we clearly didn't do this. We do hope you will visit us again soon. Tim and the team at The Old Ferry Boat More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have visited this pub many times over the years, when we first started to go there it was fantastic, unfortunately over the years it has gone down hill, every time we go in, it is always the same, 45-60 wait on food orders, even when there is only a few people in. on this particular occasion me and my... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you had a poor experience with us, I will investigate what happened on this particular day to ensure it doesn't happen again. I do hope you will visit again soon. Tim and the team at The Old Ferry Boat More 

Colchester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from a 3 night stay. My room (Room 6) was a single, but actually had a double bed, which was a pleasant surprise. It did make the room a bit 'tight' but the double bed was more than worth it. The pub is in a pretty riverside village and is conveniently close to the attractive town of St.... 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 stay with us and the history surrounding The Old Ferry Boat, it is certainly interesting! We hope to see you again soon. Tim and the team at The Old Ferry Boat More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here twice now and its a fantastic Pub. There are views of the river and if your lucky you might see the seal who pops up in the river opposite. The location is really lovely out of the way with a view of the river Ouse. The food is good quality with plenty of choice and very... More 

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Thank you for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Old Ferry Boat, you will have to come back again soon to do some seal spotting and have another great lunch with us! Tim and the team at The Old Ferry Boat More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed with your lunch on your recent visit, the matter will be looked in to. We do hope you will visit us again. Tim and the team at The Old Ferry Boat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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