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The Boat House

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103 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BL , England
+44 1491 834100
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mid-week evening meal, followed by Sunday lunch at the weekend.

Recommended to us by the landlord of another establishment in Wallingford, we weren't disappointed. Order taken at the bar, staff efficient and friendly on the evening my wife had the scampi and chips, I had roast belly pork on a bed of mashed potatoes with seasonal veg, both well presented. Plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Polis, Cyprus
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Polis, Cyprus
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by the landlord of another establishment in Wallingford, we weren't disappointed. Order taken at the bar, staff efficient and friendly on the evening my wife had the scampi and chips, I had roast belly pork on a bed of mashed potatoes with seasonal veg, both well presented. Plenty of beer, lager and wines to choose from as... More 

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful location but our experience wasn't brilliant. My son's meal (scampi) had obviously been kept hot until the rest were ready and it arrived red hot - good - but with heated tartare sauce which had obviously been put in the oven too. The bread in my daughter's sandwich hadn't been buttered, and one of the grandchildren's meals never came... More 

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear NG H, We are truly saddened by your review and are so sorry that you feel your experience with us could have been better. We tried extremley hard to accomodate your large booking yesterday and as you could see, we were very busy from the outset, as Saturday's always are. As with all peak shifts, there is a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lovely pub can't fault the service, bar staff are friendly. Family atmosphere and lovely managers. Food and beer on point

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear Joesky, Thank you so much for your kind review. We truly appreciate your feedback and have displayed your 'short and sweet' compliments on our staff board for all the team to see. We are extremley pleased that you feel the atmosphere of the pub is very family orientated - this is something we have particularly focused on since taking... More 

Bolton England
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Ate lunch here recently with my family and really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly. We sat outside with the dog and it was so pleasant watching the boats on the river. The food was tasty pub food and I was pleasantly surprised at the cost; being from up north I expected to need a second mortgage paying down south... More 

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear Tulip, A big "Thank you" for taking the time to leave a Trip Advisor review for our pub. We are so glad that you and your family had a nice afternoon with us. The team are really pleased with your compliments of their attitude and we truly value your feedback on our prices. We couldnt hope for a better... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Not been in The Boathouse for a long time. It has had a lot of 'face lifts' in recent years and it's reputation has gone up and down. I would have given it a good, but it's average or very good and nothing in between on Tripadvisor!!! We were simply looking for a bite to eat and decided to give... More 

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear GAR4898, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a kind review about our pub. The Boat House has undergone a few refurbishments historically, with little success, however with the ever growing popularity of our pub and continuous positive feedback, we feel we are starting to get the pub back to where it deserves to be! We... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Boathouse is getting better and better - lovely location by the river, great staff and the food is continuously improving being tasty and plentiful. Recommend a visit.

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear Amandaw492, Thank you very much for your positive review and reccommendation for our pub. We are continuously trying to improve on all aspects of the pub, so its great to hear that this is not going unnoticed! We will always strive to be the best we can be at The Boat House but we cannot do this successfully without... More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Decent food, good choice of beers, reasonable prices and gorgeous location for a terrace, right on the bank of the Thames. Visited on a Windy 500 Mystery Camping Weekend with a big group. Ideal spot for a lazy Saturday lunchtime snack and drink.

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear Spooky388, Thank you for your lovely feedback on our pub. We try very hard to source local ales and a great variety of beers, so we are extremley pleased that you were happy with our range. We hope you enjoyed your camping weekend and we'd love to have you back again soon. Once again, thank you for your positive... More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went there just the two of us for dinner, lovely setting with great seating area outside, nachos were lovely, Risotto very nice, I had the burger - maybe a little greasy but still very tasty - will def be back. Service was very quick and and staff lovely.

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear 303Leanne, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about our pub. We're extremely pleased with the feedback you have written as we love to know that you, our guests, have enjoyed your time with us and left with a positive opinion of our pub. The Nachos are always a very popular sharer! Sorry that... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went down to the boathouse for an evening meal to enjoy the setting by the river but not expecting anything great in the food line. However we were pleasantly surprised and had three excellent steaks, two sirloin and one fillet. The accompaniments were the usual fries, peas and chips. Unbeknown to us when we decided to go, Thursday night is... More 

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear Sterenlicht, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you decided to spend your evening with us and are really glad you all enjoyed your meals. The steaks are a very popular choice on the menu - particularly the specials, so its great to hear they were to your liking! Quiz night is a weekly... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had dinner after a day canoeing down the Thames. Arrived quite late but staff were very helpful and despite the large group and it being a busy Saturday evening we got everything quickly and at the same time. Food was good, and the service was great. Plan to go back soon.

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The_Boat_House8348, General Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review

Dear Arthur D, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. The team remember your group well and you were all a pleasure to look after. We are glad that we was still able to cater for you - especially after your hard day of canoeing! and we really hope you all return again soon. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 834100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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