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THE BOAT

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LICHFIELD ROAD, Walsall, England
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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still excellent!

To update my review of 2012, the standards have been maintained, food prepared from fresh ingredients from an extensive menu, with friendly service. With the repeat trip -I recommend that you try it for yourself. Good size car park several rooms and outside tables too. Rooms can be booked for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
Andrew I
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

To update my review of 2012, the standards have been maintained, food prepared from fresh ingredients from an extensive menu, with friendly service. With the repeat trip -I recommend that you try it for yourself. Good size car park several rooms and outside tables too. Rooms can be booked for functions. Standard wine list and drinks menu.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited this restaurant for a nice meal with friends. The building is lovely and décor inside very nice. We were looking forward to an enjoyable meal. I ordered duck and asked for to be well done. The response from the waitress was "well I can ask but its really up to the chef and he doesn't like duck to be... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited with family, food excellent as was the service (only booked on the morning of the meal). Price very reasonable with an excellent themed choice to suit the occasion. Lots of specials available and the desserts were scrumptious and plentiful. Nice atmosphere, plenty of room and no feeling of being rushed.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited for lunch with my Dad and daughter. Food is freshly cooked and plentiful and the price is very reasonable. Super choice and I love the fact that you can see the kitchen. Sunday lunch is also very good value.

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WEST MIDLANDS
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Good food, very pleasant surroundings, can be a bit pricey but check the board for specials of the day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Have been to The Boat several times in the past year and have never been disappointed. The service and staff attitude has been first class as has the cuisine, cooked by the owner himself. The menu is alive and bursting with new ideas and there is always something new to try out. I took a couple of ex pats for... More 

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Walall
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have been going to the Boat for years and have always enjoyed their meals, indeed last night's Hake was splendid. The fly in the proverbial ointment for me and several others is the lack of a printed menu. The selection is generous but the scrum near the blackboard is intolerable. I enjoy taking my time to choose a meal... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have never had a poor meal at The Boat,it was worth setting out in heavy rain and strong winds to reach the very warm welcome at The Boat,everything we ordered arrived beautifully presented and sizzling hot.the game plates were a little disappointing,pigeon breast came a little dry without much taste,despite our very early sitting we enjoyed our meal and... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was one of a party of eleven who ate at the Boat last Saturday evening for a family celebration.. Everyone was very satisfied with both the food and the service. The menu has an extensive choice, particularly the starters and mains, with a wide range of prices, probably slightly higher than average pub prices, but that's because the food... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I attended a Christmas function here recently and was a little disappointed by the food. We had a variety of dishes at our table, but none of us could really say that the food was outstanding. I can never understand why waiters bring out everyone's hot starters first and filter out the cold dishes afterwards, leaving polite guests with plates... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: LICHFIELD ROAD, Walsall, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Walsall

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 31

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?