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The Bathwick Boatman

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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a surprise on the outskirts of the city.

Trying to reserve a table for 7 people in Bath on a Friday night is almost impossible, but The Bathwick Boatman accommodated us with ease. Indeed, an additional 2 diners joined the party on the night. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were fantastic. They are so friendly and welcoming. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
David P
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Trying to reserve a table for 7 people in Bath on a Friday night is almost impossible, but The Bathwick Boatman accommodated us with ease. Indeed, an additional 2 diners joined the party on the night. Nothing was too much trouble. The staff were fantastic. They are so friendly and welcoming. The food is fantastic. The starters were varied and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to many restaurants around the world but I cannot remember many (or any) that exude such warm and welcoming feeling. Honest, rustic food made from undoubtedly fresh and quality ingredients. Rosy and her team made our somewhat typical visit for Sunday lunch a special occasion. We will definitely go back at every opportunity. Thank you.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A group of ten of us in Bath for the weekend enjoyed Sunday lunch here for the second year. Extremely friendly and efficient service in an interesting location. The food is terrific, certainly one of the best traditional Sunday lunches I have had. Beef cooked just right and loads of vegetables. Leave room for pudding. If I lived in Bath,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I arranged my work (belated!) Christmas do in Bath and chose The Bathwick Boatman purely on recommendations on TripAdvisor. Firstly- it is totally worth the 10/15 minute walk from the town. Don't let that put you off in the slightest! Rosy was absolutely fantastic, she even saved us crackers! The service was flawless, there were 15 of us yet Rosy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had a delicious three course meal today and would thoroughly recommend it. The home-smoked salmon starter was the best I have ever tasted. Totally different to anything else I have tried. A really rich, deep, smokey taste. Not to be missed if you visit. A lovely location and friendly, prompt service were much appreciated too. Overall, very good value... More 

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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Charming place, charming staff, lovely building and good food, it was the overall atmosphere that really sold this place to me (although my friend said the honeycomb ice cream was the best he'd ever tasted).

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Sydney
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I love this restaurant so much so that many years ago we held our wedding reception here! Though ownership and the menu have changed since our wedding reception, the peaceful, ambience, excellent customer service and quality food were very much evident. It is slightly off the beaten path as far as Bath city centre is concerned but... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Really quite nice but I wouldn't go overboard with praise. Sunday roast came with pre-made yorkshires and bought-in sauces, but all round food was good, service polite, prompt and the setting has simple charm.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked the bathwik boatman for a party of 30. We had a lovely time and the staff were very nice. The food was good, and they had a big variation of meals. We had a fantastic Christmas diner there!

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Lovely pub overlooking the river (if you go upstairs). Very nice staff and extremely pleasant surroundings and ambience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?