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The Boat Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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A fabulous little pub, situated next to the canal in between Stockton and Birdingbury, serving the most amazing food. Everything is prepared and cooked fresh in our tiny kitchen so there will be a little wait for your food but oh is it worth it. Booking ahead is always recommended - yes even on a Monday night - or be prepared to have to wait to be served. Matt Barnes the Head Chef has never been known to follow a recipe and the outstanding dishes he serves are all created from his head. So be brave, step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. You will not be disappointed. Our menu also caters for the lighter appetites with the Lighter Bites menu, great for the little and older ones.
$10 - $27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic visit, food amazing, management and staff very friendly and welcoming, especially the dogs Arfur & Winnie, returning again on our way back on the Canal...Highly Recommended

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank NikkiH1328
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable lunch with my sis & her hubby today. Best ever tender calamari in a seasoned light batter for starters followed by a brilliant steak & ale pie with chunky chips. Sis had to choose from a long list of equally tempting home-made burgers and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Bogieman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table of 12,for three separate families, last week during a canal boat holiday. When it came to ordering our meals we were advised we had to book on one order that would be split accordingly at the end. Thought at the time this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank Evangelinaballerina
SusanJane99, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Evangelinaballerina, I'm sorry it's taken me a week to respond to your review but to be honest I have been mulling over quite what to say. Trip Advisor is there for critiques of hospitality venues not personal insults, please leave those for your other...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food. Very tasty. Good service from friendly staff. Steak & ale pie / chicken burger excellent. Would come here again.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank stevemeldrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 4 of us called in for lunch whilst waiting for our hire narrowboat to be ready, a very pleasant interior with a good selection of quality real ales. The food ordering procedure was a bit rigid but worked, a good selection on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Keith E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we ate here today greeted by friendly staff, great menu plenty of choice. I ordered a bacon cheese burger and my wife fish and chips. we were both surprised at the great portions, but mainly the quality of the food. we have eaten at a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jumbo567
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Having eaten here before a few times, we decided to have a family get together with relatives who had traveled quite a way. The first concern I had was the dogs mess in the children,s play area, having come with a young child. This was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank beakybird2
Reviewed May 16, 2019

They allow dogs so we took ours having booked a table. We sat in the garden . As we went through the bar, we were asked whether our dogs had been neutered. The pub has two dogs- bulldog types. The female was about to go...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank den242017
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Lovely pub, fantastic atmosphere, staff are very welcoming and nothing’s too much trouble. The food is outstanding.. we both had burgers which were to die for and the best we have for a long time. There’s so much to choose from on the menu it...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank laurarO7609VX
Reviewed May 8, 2019

First time here. Read good reviews online and was not disappointed. It was fairly quiet as we arribed early but the srervice was brilliant. Very friendly staff. Food was spot on . The vegan burger was probabaly the best i have had..... and I've had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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