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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While all around restaurants and hospitality morph into a faceless dull and corporate experience, here by the Avon in Bath is a restaurant that never fails to deliver. A small family run restaurant offering friendly service, great food… and an unbeatable riverside location. Just back...More

1  Thank Akroterion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty setting, attentive staff and a great menu. Sit outside if you can and the weather is good. Food was quick and absolutely delicious and portion size was fair. Two starters, two mains and a pudding for lunch came to just over £40. Thanks!

2  Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location overlooking the river. Food was delicious and service excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant just a short walk from the city centre. Well worth a visit. Second time we’ve been and not disappointed! Plenty of parking available too. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful...More

Thank Chapp2
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Chapp2! We are delighted your party enjoyed our place, Thank you for writing this review which has made our day! With our kind regards:- Rosy, Ben, Connie, Millie and Lulu, and all the kitchen team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’d been recommended to go to this little restaurant on the river and weren’t disappointed. The service was superb, the food exquisite and a great atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back.More

Thank JoelleWarren
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Joelle, Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor following your lunch here, we are delighted to read this! It's great to hear we were recommended! We look forward to welcoming you here again, With our kind regards, Rosy and all...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, setting and food. Only a 20 minute stroll from Pulteny Bridge in the city centre. Perfect for a stop off after boat hire from the place below!

Thank paulevans39
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paulevans39, Thanks for your kind review, how lovely that you made the most of the boating too! We hope to welcome you here again, thanks for your kind comments about the staff and food, with kind regards, Rosy and the team

Reviewed 29 May 2018

What a restaurant. Incredible food. Service amazing, could not find fault. We were treated so well and all our requests were accommodated without any hesitation. The staff were more then welcoming. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time last year and, finding ourselves back in the area, were determined to visit again. We were not disappointed. From the friendly response when booking to the excellent food and service on the night, this place is not...More

Thank Steph T
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the macdonald bath spa and stumbled across this hidden gem. What a beautiful location! The food was amazing and the staff were fantastic. A lot of passion and love in this place.

Thank Adele U
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I booked a table for 4 prior to a rugby on a Saturday Restaurant was excellent, staff were Fantastic, weather was sunny and the food was perfect Could not fault our food or service, toilets were spot on Throughly throughly recommend this gem !

Thank Youarecharlie
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We’ve eaten here a couple of times for Sunday lunch. There is a good selection for starters, mains and puds. The food is all home made and very good quality with most of the ingredients locally sourced. The portions are generous. The atmosphere is good...More

Thank Heather D
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18 May 2018|
Response from VoteUKIP | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
I suggest that you ask Rosy, the owner. I did not see any animasl on my several visits
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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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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