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The Boat Inn

Bridge Road | Near Towcester, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SB, England
+44 1604 862428
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (11 reviews)
“steak pie” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Bridge Road | Near Towcester, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SB, England
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1 - 10 of 507 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant dinner, after starting out on our canal trip we called into The Boat Inn on our first evening for dinner. We hadn't booked but the reception was excellent, good ale and fantastic food all served in a very happy atmosphere. Well done...More

Thank shedboy2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic pub in the perfect location. Siting on the side of the Grand Canal. The staff were so friendly and happy to help. The tripled decker sandwich with chips was delicious and well deserved after our walk along the canal. There are plenty of tables...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A rare pub with good beer very friendly and nice staff. Will be going back. Only slight problem was the offensive booming from upstairs. Everyone was unhappy about it. However, I’m sure this is now resolved. It is our passion to find good pubs and...More

Thank Explore539722
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The pub is situated just at the top of the locks. There's a small area to sit outside by the canal. There's plenty to watch with the boats going by. The food is good and we'll definitely be calling in on our return trip up...More

Thank caroline3262
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

From all at The Boat Inn, thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We went here for dinner and walked along the canal before eating. It is in a lovely location right beside the canal. Food was very good and we would certainly go back.

Thank Patricia326
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback from all at The Boat Inn.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Pleasant old pub with surprisingly good food. Good staff and canalside position. Dining area could be updated.

Thank tony b
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We are looking to upgrade the dining area asap.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch - so many places only serve a full roast on a Sunday so where can you go for the full choice? The answer if you are in N Bucks / S Northants is The Boat Inn at Stoke Bruerne. Choose from bar meals...More

2  Thank MMResident
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

A big thank you from all at The Boat Inn for your kind words and positive feedback. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The location was fantastic and you even get an olde world bridge to cross over the canal. The beer and sandwiches were just the toddy for Tam

Thank I H
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The bar bistro area offers a good selection of meals at affordable prices representing good value.The kitchen manageress and staff are always accomodating in personal menu additions,requirements. Food is always found to be of consistent high quality timely served with politeness. Good sized portions always...More

1  Thank Keith B
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback from all at The Boat Inn. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We went for a meal on a Sunday, during the Village at War show. The place was absolutely chocka block. We ate in the Woodward restaurant. There were 7 of us. We probably had the same food as the pub downstairs. Our bill was £149...More

Thank LouLouTravel74
Ashley W, Public Relations Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. Sorry to hear everything didn't quite go to plan, we will endeavour to improve on the points you have mentioned. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the pork and the crackling. We hope to see you...More

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janinetaylor2000
27 July 2018|
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Response from helenj474 | Reviewed this property |
Yes at The Navigator Pub , but The Boat better for food
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stephanie b
17 December 2017|
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Response from Ashley W | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are dog friendly. We allow dogs in the traditional bars located on the canal side. Many thanks.
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JeanieCoventry
13 February 2015|
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Response from Ashley W | Property representative |
Hello, we would be happy to provide you with this info, check out our website for what we did this year as a reference and send us an email. Alternatively you can call us and ask to speak to Andrew. He will be able to answer... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Road | Near Towcester, Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Stoke Bruerne
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 862428
  • E-mail
Description
Situated in the historically rich village of Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, beside the Grand Union Canal and by a working lock, The Boat Inn is an independent freehouse owned and operated by the Woodward Family since 1877. Boasting a healthy selection of well-kept ales and good value homecooked meals. The Boat Inn with four Bars, Restaurant and Bistro has facilities to cater for all individuals and parties alike. The bars and bistro boast a healthy selection of traditional ales, ciders, wines and spirits with an extensive bar food menu to compliment any occasion. Woodward's Restaurant has a reputation for friendly service and high quality food, produced by our highly trained and experienced team of chefs, at affordable prices. We welcome you to join us and we look forward to being of service to you.
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