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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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“sirloin” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Back Lane | St. Ives, Holywell PE27 4TG, England
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Reviewed 6 days 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 2 days 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Outstanding, very friendly proper"family" will go back.Very picturesque . There is a river. and it is good.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Had some family visiting and decided to book Sunday lunch at the ferry boat, it was remembrance Sunday so booked it for 1.30 as wanted to do the church service first, walked in to a lovely warm pub with the smell of Sunday roast and...More

1  Thank Loppylou61
Reviewed October 20, 2017

This used to be such a really good pub just a few years ago, but it's unfortunately now completely lost it's way. Too many changes of hands haven't helped which is such a shame. At the minute the Ferryboat needs scuttling. This review is based...More

3  Thank nickpT4551NU
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Called in for a Sunday lunch but found the rump steaks were already off the menu and it was only 12:30 so we then both opted for streak and ale pies. The meals arrived promptly and while the meal was quite tasty we both had...More

Thank Jeff M
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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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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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