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The Boat Inn


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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delightful lunch today at The Boat Inn Thrupp. My Mother is slow with limited mobility, however she loves to go out for lunch. The food was excellent and the staff were so patient and kind it really was a treat, thank you.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank suecE3721KW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in the area so an Impromptu call in to the Boat Inn, We were the last customers in last night, so restaurant was almost empty. The food was absolutely lovely and a huge portion too. The Service was Friendly and Welcoming, Pricing was reasonable...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll see the reviews of this pub are rather mixed and some of the replies have a distinct touch of Fawlty about them... Who knows? I wasn't there at the time. Anyway, I have been twice now and have experienced none of the downsides mentioned...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly pub, as at previous visits, with excellent staff, and landlord. The staff must be due another pay rise by now (sorry, in joke!) We stopped for a quick snack lunch on this occasion, which was excellent as usual.

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying nearby for the weekend so popped in Friday afternoon for lunch - food was fantastic and service even better. All the staff are super friendly and make you feel very welcome. John the owner is a star and let us stay later than their...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank tishlady
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after a long day on the canal and was pleased by the menu choices offered. Staff were very helpful and friendly and prices were ok. I was a very hungry chap and the portion size was enough to date my appetite nicely.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 629ched
Reviewed January 3, 2020

I went to this lovely country side pub in a beautiful location. I was welcomed in by polite and cheerful bar staff, And shown straight to a table. We were quickly seen to get our orders and quick and efficient service was followed by an...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Charlieh136809
Reviewed January 3, 2020

Wow what an amazing lunch, made to feel very welcome, service was great with polite staff. Food was lovely great selection. Would highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Emily H
Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Do not recommend. When viewing the venue the red flags of being told told “we don’t have a function room” should have been enough to warn me, but I went against my gut instincts and booked given that I was new to the area. Big...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Tracy_Millbrook_UK
kitchen-nightmares07, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019

And a happy Boxing Day to you. This booking was 2nd November, so you would have to question why a SEVEN week gap. We charge £9.95 for an entry level buffet so not sure how she was over charged? We didn't charge for the children...More

Reviewed December 7, 2019

Have eaten here twice recently, been very happy bothy times. Food very good, quick friendly service. Pies recommended..

Date of visit: December 2019
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kitchen-nightmares07, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019

Hi Ivan -many thanks for that. You're not the 'mixed gill' man are you?

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Carl S
December 28, 2018|
Response from Howlo | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I'm not the owner, it's a cracking pub, but I don't think they have accommodation. You could call them to confirm 01865 374279.
June 4, 2018|
Response from kitchen-nightmares07 | Property representative |
Hi, We do have a wide variety of vegetarian selects most of which are on line. Also we have about 3 further options on our specials menu though this does change.
May 7, 2018|
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Response from kitchen-nightmares07 | Property representative |
Won’t be long now
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