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The Bathwick Boatman

Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (33 reviews)
“pudding” (34 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:00 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with a group for a Christmas meal. The staff are lovely and the ambience superb for the occasion. The food is good as is the wine which is fairly priced.On arriving home in the evening I found I'd lost a cherished and quite expensive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Felicity T
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was my partners birthday celebration, Ben And Rosy who run this very fine eating establishment have gone way above and beyond helping to make this event a success. Many emails back and forth to organise this secret party,organising the menus for 39 people which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing Sunday lunch here with my family yesterday. Great roast beef, lamb etc and my veggie daughter loved her not roast. Really lovely family run restaurant with helpful staff highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catharine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with family and the whole experience was great. The hostess Rose was very friendly and attentive plus all the staff were helpful and caring. The food was delicious and a very creative menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The restaurant is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner last week, found this restaurant on Google as it was near our air bnb and we didn't want to travel too far. Couldn't see the view of the river as it was dark but we had a lovely evening. Service and staff...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely evening was had by ten of us, after a day struggling with the Christmas market crowds, we escaped to this beautifully peaceful restaurant. A little off the beaten track but well worth the walk / drive to get there. Between us we sampled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the beautiful setting, friendly and helpful staff and incredible food, the Bathwick Boathouse was just fabulous! None of us have enjoyed a meal out so much in a longtime! We would love to go back and would recommend it to anyone!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6 friends, beautiful food, amazing wine and great location. Thank you for a great experience. Lovely wine, the den by painted wolf. Whitebate starter and sea bass main.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LouB1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for a family occasion, at lunchtime, for two milestone birthdays. I spoke to the staff several times before our visit about the booking. I think it was the same lady both times, and she was very helpful. Our ‘surprise’ guests arrived before...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1958mac
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Meant to visit here for ages as I'd heard great things about it. The food was incredibly good and well priced James our waiter was so professional and charming. We all had a brilliant meal , all beautifully presented. I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844
  • E-mail
The Bathwick Boatman is a tranquil slice of gastronomic heaven, located just 10 minutes stroll from Bath's city centre on the picture-perfect banks of the River Avon. Run by husband and wife restaurateur team Ben and Rosy Hall, the restaurant is set in an old rowing club with beautiful river views and a cosy, rustic ambience. After training in Italy and Spain, Ben worked in Miami before returning home to Britain, and his simple, seasonal menu is full of robust flavours and represents good old-fashioned value for money. The Bathwick Boatman has a divine summer terrace, and is perched just above Bath's historic boating station, where you can hire a punt or a rowing boat for a post-meal paddle.
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