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The Boater

$$ - $$$British, ,
9 Argyle Street, Bath BA2 4BQ, England
+44 1225 464211
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
9 Argyle Street, Bath BA2 4BQ, England
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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were fortunate to have booked a hotel just around the corner 5 minutes away and on the short walk to the city centre this was the first pub we stumbled upon for a quick drink before starting shopping. A couple of very tasty drinks...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Clubsteward
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a busy pub on the main street: good looking food menu, but disappointing overall: the downstairs bar was closed off and when we eventually got to the service area the beer (London Pride) at a fairly high price of £4.40 per pint was served in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Graham R
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Graham, Please accept our apologies, and allow me to explain the points you’ve raised. On the day if you’re visit Bath Rugby were playing at home at The Rec. As this is right nextdoor to the pub we do unfortunately have to serve in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Boater when needing lunch after a longish winter's walk around Bath. Great range of beers, good atmosphere and equally good bar food. Agree with another reviewer that the corrugated iron in the gents downstairs loo reminded of my infant school toilets some 60...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Andytee
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Andytee, Thanks for leaving us your thoughts, we always appreciate the feedback. I'm glad to hear that our food and beers hit the spot after your excursion in town, and great to hear you were welcomed heartily by our team. Hopefully we'll see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here for a drink and a sandwich after watching Bath at the Rec, the staff were very accommodating and friendly on what was a very busy day for them.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gavsal1
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gavsal1, Thanks for leaving us your thoughts and kind words. Rugby Days can indeed be trying sometimes but we enjoy the challenge! Hopefully we'll see you back for more games in the future! Kind Regards, Will

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived in Bath and this was recommended to us by the owners of our rental apartment. Nice bar with a lovey terrace overlooking the river. Their selection of beers is quite good. We didn’t have dinner here in the end, but the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank verbijsterd
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Patbijs, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts, I'm glad you found some time on your trip to sample some of our beers! Hopefully we'll see you again next time you're in town! Kind Regards, Will

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good sandwiches for lunch and good selection of beer. Very reasonable prices. Excellent location just at the end of the Pulteney Bridge.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dvandervort
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dvandervort, Thank your for taking the time to leave us your thoughts, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope we'll see you again in the future! Kind Regards, Will

Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a nice bar with a decent selection of sprits but the only thing that lets this venue down is the toilet facility that they just don't seem to get sorted.... Such a pity..More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Malcolm D
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts, all the feedback we receive is appreciated. As you rightly point out, our toilets are in need of a facelift. We are doing all we can at the moment to try and...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Recommend you book as this pub was very busy on the Sunday evening we visited. The food was tasty and the atmosphere informal. It's reasonably priced and all cooked from fresh ingredients. Good place for a snack or a meal.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 55cindymc
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 55cindymc, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts, we appreciate the kind words! Kind Regards, Will

Reviewed November 4, 2018

All good till my partner had to go to the Gents ! Awful he reported , I was put off trying the Ladies , and moved on before needing to -More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank isis1960
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Isis1960, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts, all the feedback we receive is appreciated. As you rightly point out, our gents toilets are in need of a facelift. We are doing all we can at the moment to try...More

Reviewed October 30, 2018

My family called in for lunch today and ordered a selection of sandwiches and bowls of soup. The staff were great and the service they provided was excellent, however the food was only just okay. The bowls of soup were very small, the tuna mayo...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan T
Will-The_Boater, Assistant Manager at The Boater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Alan, Thank you for taking the time to leave to leave us your thoughts, we do appreciate all the feedback we receive. I'm sorry to hear that your meals didn't quite meet it's billing. Our Sandwiches are normally very popular and should come with...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $21
Cuisine
British, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Argyle Street, Bath BA2 4BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 464211
  • E-mail
Description
Four unique bars, three stylish dining areas, a variety of cask ales a large selection of carefully curated craft beers all add up to make the Boater Bath's number one pub. Thanks to an enviable location right next to Pulteney Bridge, you can count on some spectacular river views and enjoy some weir-side alfresco drinking and dining.
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