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Lovely area for a stroll

This is a lovely are and only a short drive from Maidenhead town centre. Lovely to watch the boats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Riverside location

We celebrated a birthday lunch here just before Christmas but decided to ignore the usual seasonal... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Boulters Lock Island, Maidenhead SL6 8PE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely are and only a short drive from Maidenhead town centre. Lovely to watch the boats go by, see the canoeists tackling the weir water rapids, have a coffee or wine at the Boulters Lock pub, watch boats going through the lock.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Backtothecaves
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We celebrated a birthday lunch here just before Christmas but decided to ignore the usual seasonal offerings and went instead for the roast. Both the pork and the beef were very good as were the braised red cabbage and the stuffing, vert moreish. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CrispinN_11
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Been going here since I was a kid, love it here, great place to be by the river. Cute little ginea pigs and birds to look at! There's a cafe there too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tashabeaniebunk
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Had the place to ourselves for a cloudy 30 minutes or so. We loved the aviary and seeing the Guinea pigs too. Nice and relaxing :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JonAndSophieTravel
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Visited this place for an early afternoon lunch with my wife. Our wedding anniversary falls on New Years Day which isn’t the easiest to find places open other than chain restaurants. This place has either changed hands or management in the last year and they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 146tonyj
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We called in for a drink on Friday night. The terrace bar was closed for refurbishment so we went downstairs. How lovely, comfy sofas and a lovely warm atmosphere. Is this place under new management? If so they are doing a great job. Staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dev0nBabe
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

So Boulters lock and ray mill island always nice for a stroll around, watch the boats in the lock, get an ice cream, or get a proper drink or eat at the restaurant bar - now it’s even better with the new bridge over the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank J3292WKjulier
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

The island is ideal for walking around with children and summer picnics. It also has a small ice cream stand that also serves drinks. Or you can go to the pub when you’re done walking. One of our favourite spots in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adrián B
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A great spot to teach the kids about the lock system for boat transfers and then the island is a hidden gem. The kids love the animals, the space to run around and you can take a seat and watch the boats float by. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank H4532HLmatthewr
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It was very expensive food not very good and the staff are ver much up themselves. Have been there a number times and the the experience is very consistent. Will actively avoid going there agian.

Date of experience: July 2018
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3 May 2018|
Response from mikecollins1 | Reviewed this property |
100 yards on the left, after passing Boulters Lock on your right, is a free public car park, which does not too full, even on high days and holidays. Parking outside Boulters restaurant and the entrance to the island itself... More
27 November 2017|
Response from sirpike | Reviewed this property |
Hi , Ray Mill Island Island closes ( gates locked ) at 9pm . Boulders lock is open 24/7 there is a car park approximately 100yards away and I am sure weather permitting you could light a candle and toast your Boyfriends... More
William M
14 November 2017|
Response from Trotaroundtheworld98 | Reviewed this property |
Ray mill island is open every day. There is no one on site permanently and it is run by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Info and phone numbers are on their website. Hope this helps!