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Boat Inn

Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock, England
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Ranked #25 of 77 restaurants in Matlock
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
jakarta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I recently spent a week in a holiday cottage, in Cromford, Derbyshire. During which, unfortunately, the weather was, generally, appalling. Fortunately, the local pub, The Boat Inn, which was approximately 2 minutes walk away, was wonderful. From the first moment I entered the pub, I was made to feel welcome. Not only were the staff very friendly, so were the... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Think I'd be tempted to ignore the reviews of 31st January....we've eaten here more times than we can count (and we're rather fussy foodies)....we've always had excellent meals, piping hot, never had to wait long even when it's been busy, certainly not overpriced (it's cheaper than most places)...sounds rather like someone might have an axe to grind. If you don't... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

After a wet morning walking the cromford canal my wife and myself called in to the boat for a meal. After reading the reviews we were expecting quality food at a fair price. we ordered our meals and waited eagerly. When after 1/2 an hour our meals arrived (few other diners in) we were amazed to find them warm and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We went to this pub for a meal while staying at Cromford, I chose the Trio of lamb chops, which was advertised as being served on a bed of homemade mashed potato, so was very disappointed that it was served on a bed of instant mashed potato, not my idea of homemade more quick & easy .My partner ordered homemade... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Visited this pub as it was advertised as dog friendly. Real friendly hosts, service was excellent and the food was brilliant, nicely cooked and presented and plenty of it. Will certainly visit again whether we have our dogs with us or not.

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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Disappointed. Went here for lunch whilst staying in the area as the reviews looked good. It's a lovely looking pub, very cosy if you're in the main bit where the fires are and the staff are friendly. Food was a massive let down though. I had the smothered chicken which came with a side salad absolutely covered in coleslaw. The... More

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Dave M, Manager at Boat Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry that we clearly failed to live up to the standard that we have tried to set over the last 18 Months, on this occasion. I am also sorry that we were not on the ball enough to notice an unhappy customer as we could have done something about it at the time. The contents of this review have... More

Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Hosts Lorraine and Dave have done wonders with The Boat Inn. It's developed into a thriving, welcoming, successful enterprise. It is widely recognised as a great village local with good beer, great-value appetising food and that most vital ingredient of any great pub - 'the craick'. Dave and Lorraine are extremely popular hosts. Running a pub is damn hard work.... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I don't do reviews on the whole but I happened to look up The Boat after my visit and saw one particular review which I felt needed rebutting. We had a great night at the Boat on seemingly the same night as George Berkley - Pie Night (Monday) - I have to say I loved it and so did my... More

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Matlock Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The Boat in Cromford is a very friendly & welcoming pub. Lorraine & Dave have done a superb job and made it into a thriving village pub. Great beer, good food and a lovely friendly atmosphere. In the Summer you can sit in the lovely beer garden and relax whilst having your food & drink: perfect!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to the boat and I have to say, I am glad we came back. We were meeting friends to stay nearby in Bonsall, but met up for lunch at The Boat Inn first. The food was really good, the portions were ideal having just spent 3 hours driving there and the service was excellent. Good... More

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