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The Boathouse

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Springvale Road, Seaview PO34 5AW, England
+44 1983 810616
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Bromley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just got back from a three night stay. Our room overlooked the Solent and was really comfortable. The food was excellent. Staff looked after us well. I would definitely return. Thank you to everyone for making it such a great experience

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Thank Jakki B
Hope Valley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week on holiday in Seaview, visiting the whole of the island but we enjoyed the food and service at The Boathouse so much that we ate there four times in our week’s stay. We ate at different times of the day when it was busy and quiet but everything we had was good and the staff were... More 

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Thank Carole S
Kempsford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We chose The Boathouse for dinner from the Good Pub Guide (sorry!), and it fully deserved its place: nice setting and comfy interior; generous portions of well-presented, tasty food - I barely finished my crab risotto - at reasonable prices; three real ales, including a 'house' brew from Goddard's; and efficient, friendly young staff. I'd go again, or to any... More 

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Thank esfunnell
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Would highly recommend The Boathouse! We have three young children and we're made to feel so welcome. Lovely friendly staff. The food is amazing, best we have had on the island!

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Thank jemmasuzanne
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Cold blowey Monday cycle ride with the family , pop into the pub for a coffee and to order some food , 11.15 wall into the pub to be grated with "You don't want food do you" We were then marched to a table at the back of the pub told we could not sit in various tables as they... More 

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Thank Jon C
Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We visited the Boathouse on a Friday night with a party of ten. The food and drinks are ordered from the menu or the daily specials board. (It's a must to check this out). We sat inside as the weather was wet but there are seats outside for summer dining. Sea view is great at the front and the atmosphere... More 

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Thank Bryan C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We popped here for Sunday lunch after a long 9 mile walk. Unfortunately they were not serving roasts or off the specials board so we had to order of the table menu which was very basic. We both ordered the fish and chips it was ok filled a hole but not over wowed by it. Also not much atmosphere, service... More 

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Thank CindyCoogan
Sunbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The Boathouse is one of four pubs owned by the 'Inns of Distinction' group which operates across the Isle of Wight. It is one of our favourite pubs on the island. The Boathouse benefits from a beautiful location overlooking the Solent towards Portsmouth. It is also very handily placed for a lovely walk along the seafront from Seaview village to... More 

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Thank David S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice spacious pub, good for families, very tasty main course, okay desert. Not cheap but good value.

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Thank Jason W
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

excellent meal of grilled place, with very quick attentative service. can be difficult to park when busy, but even then worth perservering

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Springvale Road, Seaview PO34 5AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Seaview
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 810616
Description
This wonderful pub is located right on the waters edge overlooking the Solent, with four en-suite letting rooms and an enviable reputation for it's dining this is a pub not to be missed. Open all year round serving breakfast, lunch and dinner it truly offers a great experience with attentive staff and a welcoming ambiance diners and drinkers can experience a charming site, with extensive outside patio areas this is a great location to see the ships sail buy or just some lovely Isle of Wight sunshine.

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