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The Old Ferry Boat Restaurant

Back Lane | St. Ives, Holywell PE27 4TG, England
+44 1480 463227
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Back Lane | St. Ives, Holywell PE27 4TG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ferryboat has suffered some upheaval, staffing & management-wise. Do hope it settles properly soon. Food quality varies but coffee machine is mended now. Friendly staff but not every woman likes to be addressed as ‘my lovely’!

Thank caro1850
Reviewed 2 days ago

when we just thought we had finally got a great local pub and restaurant that we can walk to its been so cruelly dragged from under our feet. This is shocking. When are you going to get it right?? If you cant get it right...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very disappointed. On arrival at 6pm as per our booking, our table wasn’t ready even though we were put in an almost empty function room as the main restaurant was full. This room was dirty, with clumps of mud on the already grimy carpet. It...More

Thank kayboyce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food rubbish pub freezing cold no logs for fires it took a local to come down and bring logs to make a fire. The managers say the get an allowance for logs. We are in there most weekends and hardly ever see a fire on....More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights midweek. Breakfast the first morning was fine . The service was fine and the food was hot and plentiful. The second morning was very different,as our server was so busy talking in the office that we had to go...More

Thank 103Jen
Chris S, Manager at The Old Ferry Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for taking your time to leave your review. I am sorry you had a mixture of experiences over breakfast and I will be sure to pass this on to the team member involved to ensure we give great attentive service to all our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay with dinner at The Old Ferry Boat. Room although small was spottlessly clean and had everything we needed. Bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed our meal and the quality of the steak was superb; especially when you consider the price....More

Thank JanneyG25
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

An evening to celebrate Burns for the Back to Front group of Holywell. 30 attendees. A super evening and I think this was echoed by all. Great food expertly presented and very tasty. I think it was a triumph so a very big thank you...More

Thank Maxdeuk
Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Ferry Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed putting it on. It was so lovely seeing so many member of the village and friends celebrate a real Scottish legend. We hope to continue with events like this in the future....More

Reviewed January 23, 2018

The Old Ferry Boat's had a rough time, recently, with all sorts of staffing changes etc., to damage continuity and quality...and I have to say I stayed away for a while. However, went for lunch with a friend today and was most impressed: staff are...More

Thank Caroline H
Chris S, Manager at The Old Ferry Boat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Hi Caroline, I am glad to hear you had a great experience once again at the Old Ferry Boat and I am glad to hear that you enjoy our great Cappuccino's. We look forward to welcoming you back and the fudge is on order so...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

We had a lovely roast with plenty on the plate. The pub is set by the river so lovely especially in the summer months

Thank rosecottage98
Reviewed January 10, 2018

After a week working away I decided that it would be nice to spend some quality time with my wife without either of us cooking. The food here is good quality, standard pub grub. Staff are polite and friendly, and service is good. Food is...More

Thank KingDad007
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September 8, 2017|
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Response from Rosemary C | Reviewed this property |
So sorry - not sure - there were loads of dogs outside happily!
September 2, 2017|
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Response from beemerjoe1970 | Reviewed this property |
Their menu should be on their web site but they also have special offers, well worth the visit to just see the Inn and surrounding area and have a meal while visiting
Helen K
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Guy M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only eaten there but was not blown away by service so your experience does not surprise me !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back Lane | St. Ives, Holywell PE27 4TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Holywell
  • Phone Number: +44 1480 463227
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