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The Boat

The Boat Gravel Path, Berkhamsted HP4 2EF, England
+44 1442 877152
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
The Boat Gravel Path, Berkhamsted HP4 2EF, England
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends for lunch on a Bank Holiday weekendy, we unexpectedly had our 1 year old granddaughter with us,which we didn't know about when booking but the staff were so accomodating and welcoming, there was no issue at all with providing a high chair....More

Thank Christine W
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Christine, Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Kelly Bernedetti

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of nine had travelled out from north London to celebrate our friend's daughter's birthday.She had wanted to eat at a country pub with a closeby walk and The Boat fitted the bill. We booked for 1.00 pm. Once the group had assembled it...More

Thank Jim F
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jim, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Firstly may I apologise that you felt the service and food was not up to standard. I have looked into some of the details that you have raised here with us from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the boat last Wednesday afternoon for the first time and was disappointed with the service as the food took over and hour to arrive. I wouldn’t mind so much if it was just us but it seemed to be everyone who was waiting...More

Thank louX5995GR
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Lou, Our apologies that you had to wait over an hour for your food. This should have never been the case. We have taken your comments on board and are working closely with the kitchen to make sure this is not the case in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat outside and watched the barges tootle past as we enjoyed a delicious mix of starters and sides. Great place.

Thank Marc S
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Marc, Thank you so much for the lovely response! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Kelly Bernedetti

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling south on The Grand Union Canal on a narrow boat we moored near the Bull but we’re running late as they only do food until 7pm. So we wandered back along the tow path to The Boat, and luckily they were still serving. The...More

Thank John B
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John, Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that you thought our fish & chips was something to write about! Hopefully when you're back up the canal you can come give us a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with family and friends for late afternoon pub meal. We sat inside on a gorgeously hot day which was a shame but was a welcome break from the sun. Food was delicious , burgers, fish and chips etc. Service efficient too

Thank Catherine R
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Catherine, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased to hear you wnjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Kelly Bernedetti General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

so great food, so nice view, so good beer, so fun with friends, so popular. A place with brilliant British pulse and awesome staff.

Thank johanekenstierna
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Johan, Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. The staff are so pleased to hear that you were well looked after. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Kelly Bernedetti General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good gin selection. The new house created ones are delicious. Could spend hours in the garden drinking them in the sun.

Thank PetitFleur11
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon with our delicious new flavours. Kind Regards, Kelly

Reviewed May 15, 2018

The boat is tucked away a little and is away from the main high street nestled alongside the canal. They have made the most of a small space and offer outdoor, canal-side seating as well restaurant and bar space. The food was very good and...More

Thank mrtn44
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi Mrtn44, Thank you so much for this detailed review. As you could only imagine, we do get very busy on hot days which in turn can effect the kitchen. We are launching our BBQ next weeked (Bank Holiday) to help make sure that some...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018

Good place for summer drinks and food. Sun was shining, was a beautiful and amazing chicken. Highly recommend.

Thank Jack B
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi Jack! Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We love the chicken here too. Next time you're in, I do recommend the Spiced Chicken Skewers. Best, Kelly

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Bianca F
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Patrick L | Property representative |
Hi Bianca, We certainly are dog friendly! We welcome dogs outside and in the bar area however we do also have a separate restaurant where dogs are not permitted. The menu is the same in all areas though, hope to see you... More
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drummie_12
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Patrick L | Property representative |
You can call to reserve a table or book via our website 01442 877152 We serve meals everyday from 12 till 9 Hope that is a help The boat
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CollieD88
December 10, 2016|
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Limited spaces in car park. Shoppers and locals tend to use ir
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$11 - $25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat Gravel Path, Berkhamsted HP4 2EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 877152
  • E-mail
Description
A charming, traditional pub in Berkhamsted, The Boat occupies an idyllic spot on the Grand Union Canal. Climb aboard for a fresh take on pub food, quality craft ales and lager on tap and a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy the company of friends and family. Serving seasonal freshly prepared meals everyday to local residents, tourists, local business and visitors in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - we're always extra busy when the sun is shining! Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
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