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The Boat House

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103 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BL, England
+44 1491 834100
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times as a break during a walk up the Thames path. Great sat outside in the summer, and nice and cosy in the conservatory on a winters day. Have never been disappointed whether we've had breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Can be a bit chaotic at times; but the popularity of the place is a testament... More 

Thank Alex C
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is really friendly but the food is awful. Sounds nice in the menu but always tasteless and dry. Awful for kids too!

Thank Charlotte M
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boat House is beside the river at Wallingford, providing a great place to sit and enjoy a drink, particularly in the summer months. There is a good range of beers, outdoor seating and friendly staff. Unfortunately the food is a big disappointment; soggy pies, overcooked vegetables, really no redeeming features.

Thank Tim H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before a few months ago after moving into the area and to be honest the service wasn't great nor was the food, but after giving it another go this week, what a change around clearly due to the new management. This time the food was excellent and the service was great, they couldn't do enough for us. Thank... More 

1 Thank Vz V
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch in here with an elderly relative. The place has changed hands since our last visit and from the moment the new Landlord came over to our table, we experienced excellent service :-). On his recommendation we both had the Spicy Jerk Chicken burger. The burgers were extremely tasty and the ingredients were succulent and fresh-tasting. I really... More 

Thank SurreyRonnie
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We visited this place whilst visiting family in Benson and it was our 3rd and final time. As usual it was a 20 minute wait for a drink. when we went to our 'reserved' table it was dirty. Yet again several things we ordered they didn't have (basic items). when tackled about this the man serving us (not someone I... More 

Thank alan k
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

I actually feel this review should be between 'Average' and 'Very Good', but opted for 'Very Good' as the location by the river is lovely. We had lunch here just before Christmas. It is typical 'pub grub', but was hot and the portions generous. The interior is a little tired and looking round, you just feel how great this place... More 

1 Thank Gill W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Popped in for a quick drink. Lovely friendly staff, bustling atmosphere and very clean and tidy. Standard menu, burgers etc which was a bit disappointing but reasonably priced.

1 Thank KLBNottingham
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Visited with my grown up daughter and son in law on a rainy new years eve. We got there when the restuarant was opening. The menu is modern 'pub grub and is none the worst for that. The staff were helpful and attentive. It began to get busier after a short while but our food arrived within a reasonable time... More 

1 Thank KenMaideheadUK
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We just popped in for a drink and some nachos after a bracing walk. It's a very big bar with big TV screens and a great outside area on the banks of the river Thames. Nothing special, but fits the bill adequately. Food offer is typical pub grub.

Thank Brettington-14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 834100

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