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“Give it a chance”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Boat House

The Boat House
Ranked #23 of 56 Restaurants in Wallingford
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Banbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Give it a chance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Despite the previous bad reviews, the food we had here was top quality pub food. Much better than a lot of the local chain pubs where I wouldn't entertain the idea of eating.

Pleasant and knowledgeable staff, quick service and a lovely location.

  • Visited July 2012
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Devon
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74 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Average eating establishment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

We ate outside overlooking the river. Very busy. Lot of young people. Food was average. Not a great selection. Pub grub. Cleanliness of outside area not that great.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Anndante
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Who are you looking at?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Terific location, but a pub to match the ghastly clientele who stole its gargoyle

This should be a lovely riverside terraced pub by the beautiful Wallingford Bridge.
Instead, despite all the management's efforts, it remains the Wallingford lager louts' paradise.

It has currently borrowed the name of a decent local restaurant , which must give a very nasty surprise to everyone misled. If I were the Boathouse at the Beetle and Wedge, I should prosecute!

  • Visited February 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

The only thing going for this place is its location
. Food, Service and cleanliness are all terrible.

If it wasn't for the location I don't think this place would exist.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“OK in the end”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Had to wait 50 mins for food, asked what had happened after half an hour and told 5-10 mins, went to ask for money back and it just happened to be the manageress who was not happy with her staff.

Anyway food then appeared instantly, the manageress then came to apologise and refunded the meal, which was decent pub grub, in full.

Fantastic location right next to the river and good prices. Due to the courtesy shown by the manageress I would give the place another try for sure.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank crushertim
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