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The Boathouse

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Trevethan Hill, Falmouth TR11 2AG, England
+44 1326 315425
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Long Sutton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good but plates cold. Was not asked if we needed sauces. Had steak but had to request steak knives!!! No one asked if we enjoyed meal obviously the landlord did not care - would not visit again

Thank maggie4743
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not overly busy time of visit. Service totally non existent!! Cold plates, no one came to enquire if everything ok. Had to ask for everything and to place a desert order!!? Avoid

Thank Andidroid
ambrose67, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Apologies you have found fault but we are an informal pub restaurant,where orders are placed at the bar,could you please let me know the exact time and date of your visit. More 

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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub with a fantastic view over the river. I don't usually go out for a Sunday roast, preferring a home cooked one, but I would make an exception for the roast here. Good size, great accompaniments and a bloody good roast all round. Oysters to start where good too. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Rita77B
Surrey U.K.
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168 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 4th visit in the last couple of years and still one of our favourite places. The views and atmosphere on a summers evening are hard to beat. We had pre dinner drinks and then enjoyed a Superb starter of calamari followed by the special of the day being Ox Cheek stew and dauphinois potatoes. If you haven't visited the... More 

2 Thank Lynda A
Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found The Boathouse by chance, and what a find. A fantastic pub that could just rely on it's stunning views - but no, not here. Excellent food, beautifully kept beers and that all important atmosphere make it a "must do". I could not recommend highly enough.

3 Thank _lcbheating
Mylor Bridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurants with gorgeous views often disappoint when it comes to the food, so when we went for our first Sunday roast, we weren't expecting to be blown out of the water. How wrong we were! We've been back several times now for what we consider to be the BEST Sunday roast in Cornwall! The pork is just perfect. Great portions,... More 

3 Thank Preyanka
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual the landlord was a terrific host and I wish I could have visited more often. Really good menu and great food backed up by good service and excellent beer. I can heartily recommend a pint of bob and the views are amazing

4 Thank Marty K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A couple of visits during a short stay in Falmouth - this was the best pub we found. Great views and friendly atmosphere, with a good choice of beers. Four of us eat there one evening - three thought it was good, but our vegetarian was less than impressed by the small size of the portion for a main course.

2 Thank peter s
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the trip just for the view and large selection of beers. We did not eat here but the menu looked good.

2 Thank Pooler757
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to the Boathouse now for many years, we used to love it and think the food was fantastic, great portions and good quality, but the last two visits have been very poor. Last night the "famous steak burger" was dry and tasteless, the curry was terrible and the falafel burger was dry and too spicy, plus... More 

1 Thank w1lko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trevethan Hill, Falmouth TR11 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 315425
Casual dining,order from bar but then waiter service,dining area or bar or al fresco or covered balcony,all have the amazing views for which we are renowned.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?