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The Bathwick Boatman

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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Hidden Gem

Having had the evening book by our daughters for a birthday treat, we were presently surprised by this lovely restaurant. The service was friendly, menu was varied and the food was delicious. the relaxed setting overlooking the river Avon made for a great experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Rob S
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Having had the evening book by our daughters for a birthday treat, we were presently surprised by this lovely restaurant. The service was friendly, menu was varied and the food was delicious. the relaxed setting overlooking the river Avon made for a great experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a nice Sunday lunch consisting of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, cabbage, carrots, cheese cauliflower, and potatoes. Good size portions, friendly service, nice wine selection and very tasty food. The restaurant is on the river and there are tables for outside seating. Suggest that you make a reservation.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant on a lovely sunny day with my sister, having not been here for several years we didn't know what to expect, one things for sure, it has the best views for miles around, right on the river where you can watch the river activity from the veranda, this particular day it was quiet and we were served... More 

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The location is absolutely stunning - superb views of the river Avon and very tranquil. However, on entering the restaurant, it is austere and very 1980's, as all it has are polished pine tables and chairs. There were no tablecloths and the cutlery looked tired. the waitresses were very friendly but very scruffy. We had starters and mains and there... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our wedding in the Boatman last night. Not only was the food absolutely fantastic but the view of the river is gorgeous and Rosie is a superb host. The whole ambience was absolutely perfect. The Boatman is firm favourite of ours in Bath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely location right by the river and tucked away in a residential area just outside Bath town centre. Owners and staff very friendly and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. Menu choices were varied with something for everyone. Will try and make a return visit.

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Poitiers, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely setting, extremely friendly pleasant staff, an all round good experience. Would love to pay a return visit

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Bathwick Boatman last Friday. The relaxed atmosphere and superb, welcoming service made for a great evening. We both had marmalade glazed duck breast (from the specials board). The perfectly cooked meat was beautifully presented alongside celeriac, shallots, turnip tops, grapefruit and potato. The accompanying sauce was also delightful. My only... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good value Fab view Wonderful staff and food was superb the roasts are huge and good quality too Four people three courses plus wine came to about £130 which was good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The staff and owner of this lovely establishment were wonderful. We arrived early and were made to feel very welcome. When our table was available the service and food were excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who likes good food in a friendly atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.

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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: Special occasions, Romantic
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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