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The Boathouse

Trevethan Hill, Falmouth, England
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Ranked #36 of 165 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I do wish Trip Advisor had a category between Average and Very Good! I'd rate this place as "Good"! This is my favourite pub in Falmouth and we always pop in when staying at our flat nearby. The atmosphere is usually good, especially on summer days if there is racing on the river as the view is worth the walk... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the food here, was expecting standard pub fayre and got some delicious sea food - very tasty fish cakes. Really lovely view and good beers. Friendly staff too.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Superb food, superb beer, and extremely nice service. If you are in town and want reliable food, it's the place to go.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Decided to call in for a Sunday roast but what a mistake.Ordered a beef and a pork and when it arrived it looked like a disaster on a plate.The veg had obviously been cooked for 12.00 and by later in the day was just limp slop that had been reheated.The meat was just average and who serves roast beef without... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had written off this pub some years ago as a noisy scruffy student dive. We only live about 500 yards away but had not been in for some years. It was great actually and had a nice friendly buzz with good attentive staff, good beers and wine. The big disappointment was the starter....why did they serve up terrible processed... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Boathouse is a proper pub with friendly staff eager to please and good food with a fine selection of real ale. Some of the space looks out over the sweep of Falmouth harbour, so be sure to get a seat there. Decor is eclectic and chosen by the landlord Nick, a larger than life figure. Well worth a visit

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited The Boathouse on a Saturday evening and had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent, really friendly bar/waiting on staff, great selection of real ales for my discerning husband and lovely food. The highlight was by far the Garlic Prawn starter. I could've eaten it twice over - so tasty! Views are superb too!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having enjoyed a very good meal here before - and hoping for a Sunday roast - we popped in here, as the nearest hostelry to where we were staying, after the start of the Tall Ships Race. There was no Sunday roast (they had anticipated been too busy to cook one!) and a (fairly-dreadful sounding) band was just tuning up,... More

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ambrose67, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

All a bit unnecessary,during the summer months Falmouth is a very busy destination,during a Tall Ships event the town receives an extra 250,000 visitors in 3 days,so obviously we all get prepared for the extra business,and find ourselves doing upwards of 500 meals in 3 days,staff doing long days etc,our famous Sunday Roast takes many hours of preparation so the... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I went for dinner at the boathouse last night for the first time, the first thing you notice is the great view over the harbour, and the whole place has a really nive atmosphere. All the staff were very friendly and easy to talk to. I went on to have the pork tenderloin and my girlfriend had... More

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have walked past this pub so many times but got told by a local to visit and so we did. Very small menu and so had my doubts but our meals were absolutely gorgeous, the views to die for and the service was terrific. The only place I have found so far where the staff can actually pour a... More

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