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“Our fantastic local”

The Boat Inn Restautant
Ranked #24 of 130 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Lorraine and Dave have transformed this place. Last week they catered for over 30 of our wedding guests at a rehearsal dinner on an already busy Friday night. Service was prompt and the atmosphere was great. The guests loved it and several returned later in the weekend. Thank you for contributing to a great wedding weekend that people will remember for all the right reasons!

Overall, the food is good quality pub food at amazing prices. We've recently tried the Sunday carvery and can highly recommend it. Outstanding value. We also like the frequently changed guest ales.

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1  Thank Diegosjf
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We visited The Boat Inn twice during an Easter weekend stay at nearby Willersley Castle Hotel. I'd found the pub on Trip Advisor before visiting and decided it looked worth a try.

First was Sunday lunch. There's a carvery style service with decent food although we were late arriving. The only complaint here - and in fact the only complaint I've got about the pub at all - was that the portions of meat were a little small and accompanied by a singular roast potato. The rest of the vegetables were still fresh, nicely presented and tasty.

We returned the following evening, after being pretty much disappointed by the chavvy pubs in Matlock Bath. By contrast, the Boat Inn was lovely, warm and welcoming. It's a proper old fashioned boozer, with a mix of locals and tourists. We decided to try the food again and ordered an eclectic mix of four meals from the standard and specials menus. All of the food arrived promptly and was very tasty. The staff were friendly and professional.

My congratulations go to the owners on making a traditional pub survive and hopefully prosper in these dire economic times that have left so many facing closure. Well done!

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2  Thank TimIRobot
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited here on Good Friday.
The Boat Inn is a dog friendly pub with a great atmosphere.
We had a lovely meal and drinks here. We will definitely return.

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1  Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

being a walker with a dog in tow this pub is fantastic!
open fires - good food -friendly people & clear signs stating dogs are allowed!
Good range of vegetarian food too!
All in all a real faourite of mine

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1  Thank matilda m
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Dined at The Boat on Friday 28th March. There were 20 of us so we warned The Boat in advance. We could not fault the welcome or the service we received. Good food, well presented and served promptly and efficiently. Staff very friendly. Overall an excellent evening. We'll be back.

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1  Thank GeoffMWB
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