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The Bathwick Boatman

#16 of 405 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this restaurant for Sunday lunch and I have to say the food was top notch! Delicious and generously portioned.We started with calamari and pate and I have to say, tartare sauce with calamari was to die for!After our starters I had lamb and my partner had sea bass and both were excellent. We also had a lovely... More 

1 Thank Kamil B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Sunday lunch at the Boatman. Between us we tried almost all the starters and they were all delicious. Turkey and beef roasts with lots of delicious vegetables. Generous portions, good value. Warm and cosy ambience. Will definitely be back.

1 Thank hannahcm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for Sunday lunch. I had the leg of lamb and my friend had the roast beef. Both were delicious. The Yorkshire puddings were great. Gravy was flavorful. And their wine recommendation was spot on. We felt like part of the family there. Definitely a close knit family place. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Shannon H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location on the river with fantastic food served by friendly staff and Rosie, the perfect hostess and owner.

3 Thank Thistleboy
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I had an excellent Sunday lunch there yesterday. We all had different roast dinners and were all impressed. The food was good quality and very tasty. We also had the pate starter and one of us had the chocolate and orange cheese cake (very rich). I would definitely recommend. The restaurant is light and airy and... More 

1 Thank spthompson
Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here in late August, outside on the verandah, great food, excellent service and friendly staff.

Thank jodysloft
Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here tonight. Such a warm cosy place with great welcoming staff and friendly atmosphere. Food is amazing and reasonably priced. Right by the side of the river in bath it has a lovely location. The food is fresh and generous and sourced from local places. Really good selection with some nice twists and differences from the... More 

1 Thank Stephen S
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Re visited after eating here before in the summer. Really looking forward to some good food in a lovely setting. When we arrived the place was cold. We were taken to a table next to a window. Another couple came and sat near a French door. They soon moved to another table after telling the waitress there was quite a... More 

Thank Karen J
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this review

Dear Karen J, we are very sorry the restaurant was cold on Tuesday evening, the sudden drop in temperature earlier this week took us by surprise and we weren't prepared that evening, I must sincerely apologise, it's a shame your good food and experience was spoilt. Our waitress mentioned it to us that evening so we went out the next... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We went for a family roast and soon regretted it! To keep it short, the issues were: - One of our party wasn't served his food, not one of the staff bothered to mention that the meat he had ordered had run out and they simply didn't serve him anything - they just left him waiting there for his food.... More 

Thank s l
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Just got back from a lovely meal here, absolutely delicious! My partner and I ordered different dishes for man and dessert and both were incredible! Would highly recommend this place to eat!

2 Thank Lesley E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844

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