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“Unexpectedly Awful” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Boat House

The Boat House
Ranked #20 of 56 Restaurants in Wallingford
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surrey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Having experienced many excellent pubs on The Thames we were shocked at how awful this pub was on a Sunday afternoon. It was almost impossible to talk to anyone over the deafening heavy music blasting out. There were several intimidating drunks lurching around, and the outside terrace was filthy with uncollected glasses and plates on every table. What a real shame.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cuddleyian
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Cuddleyian, thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. Your feedback was a concern to hear and I would like to investigate these comments further with the Management Team of the pub. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further and look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind Regards, John Barras
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English first
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mixed Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Dined over May Bank Holiday & some previous comments valid. Food was good value, clientele mixed, staffing level inadequate though they were very helpful & courteous.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JonBoy3108
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Wantage, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Everytime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Me and my husband come here around 3 times aweek. Whatever Nikki is doing to her team shes doing great. Always outstanding service from jordan and stacey, If they carry on following in nikki footsteps they will be going far with there jobs and life. This pub offers great drinks and food and is lovely when the sun is out, to sit by the river, believe me or not, but the other bad commments are just rubbish, The food is fresh and the fish is not microwaved, everypub gets there bad customers. if you want a quite drink, with a cheap bite to eat, with friendly staff this is the place to go.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grace l
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Need more staff!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Lovely setting by the river, what a shame only 2 people plus chef working. The 2 members of staff friendly but over wrought on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Food very reasonably priced didn't get to sample as 3/4 hour wait so decided to go elsewhere. What a shame plenty of people visiting but waiting too long, the management need to be on the ball get more staff, the place and setting sells itself you are loosing out big time guys! That's the problem with chain pubs. Only gave 2 stars as Wallingford and setting is so lovely shame the pub couldn't deliver!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Theresa S
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“Very shabby.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

The waitresses are tatty wearing mini dresses and are very rude and need to drop the attitude. The pub is full of drunks and druggies and te food is vile. The steak taste like chewing a flip flop and the fish is microwaved. Since the new management this pub has dramatically gone down hill. I hope management read this an I suggest you get new uniform for your staff. No one wants a 50 year old women in a mini dress serving there food..

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jessicasopinion
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Boat House, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Jessicasopinion, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the level of service in the pub was not up to our usual standards. Your comments have been duly noted and will be followed up with the Management Team. Kind Regards, John Barras
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