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The Boatman

££ - £££British, ,
10 Thames Side, Windsor SL4 1QN, England
+44 1753 620010
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
10 Thames Side, Windsor SL4 1QN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautifully placed overlooking the Thames, staff were attentive and food was good. Slightly pricey but food was worth it. Inside and outside dining, really relaxed evening - great.

1  Thank Fulhamlovers
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back. On a personal note it was lovely to see another visitor to the British Services cemeteries abroad - We will remember them!

Reviewed 5 days ago

fish & chips not cheap at £12.95. Very ordinary......no tartar source, waiter apologised that none available gourmet burger £13.95.......very dry patty only with a smattering of lettuce and chips. Asked for cheese......an extra £1 charge for a very thin slice of cheese

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived at the waited to be seated, first impressions was a waitress running past and told after a huff of breath someone else will help us. Stood around and another lady came to help and seated us. She advised she would be back with menus....More

1  Thank Movern
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Movern, your treatment, for which we apologise, was completely unacceptable. I will contact you by private message in the hope that you can provide us with some details (time etc) so that we can investigate and deal appropriately with the member of staff who...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Choose inside pub, inside glass walled restaurant or outside (marred by smokers so choose seating carefully). Perfect service. Tasty food. Amazing large glass of white rioja .we had salmon salad and fish and chips. The Eaton mess was large and superb..well I had to didnt...More

1  Thank Maureen S
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Maureen S. Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on your compliments to the chef who prepared the Eton Mess - she will be thrilled.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for Fathers Day lunch as my daughter had been a couple of times before and was always impressed. Had a great roast meal, with great service and a lovely view of the Thames. We will certainly be back.

1  Thank John H
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

So happy you had a great fathers day at the Boatman and look forward to welcoming you back. Please thank your daughter for recommending us!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great location overlooking the Thames. We were tired after looking round Windsor Castle that involved lots of walking and queueing, and came across this place on our way back to the station car park (good place to park by the way). Warm welcome and was...More

1  Thank Rowland K
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Great that you found respite with us - sorry there was a delay with the food, but pleased you were pre-warned and had the time to enjoy the view. Look forward to welcoming you back if you return to Windsor.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps the only riverside pub in Windsor. It's more of a restaurant with a bar then a pub these days. If you get to sit by the Thames with a pint you will be lucky. Still very much dog friendly.More

1  Thank Montyf1
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Montyf1 - Pubs have to adapt to the demands of the customers - and they demand food - especially at a location such as the Boatman where people love to eat and drink while sitting watching the river. We're sorry your review appeared a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good service. Mark our waiter even knew the colour of the wall paint from Farrow and Ball which we thought created a lovely atmosphere. Have eaten here twice over a period of 6 months as we are not locals. Were impressed both times.

2  Thank Kitclan50
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Kitclan, so happy that you have returned to the Boatman - and I know Mark will be pleased to be noted in your review. Come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband was told to go to this place as they did nice food, and yes the food was ok, but the service was terrible ...... first one waiteress asked if we was ready to order so we said yes, gave our drinks...More

Thank Alison R
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our sincere apologies to you and your husband. We have unfortunately been caught off-guard with too few and/or inexperienced staff to give some of our customers the service they rightfully deserve. We are currently recruiting experienced staff and training those who are not yet up...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A bitter sweet experience really, fantastic setting with good selection of food and drink . All served by knowledgeable and friendly staff . As a matter of habit i always ask whether the staff get 100% of tips and was quite saddened to find out...More

1  Thank Wingnut1966
BoatmanWindsor, Owner at The Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry you have been misinformed. Our ‘Tronc’ (service charge) is distributed by an outside, independent ‘Tronc Master’ company. 95% is distributed to the staff with the remaining 5% paying for the Tronc Masters’ services and debit/credit card charges (which is the norm).

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Tony C
28 December 2017|
Response from Rose_Em_Isabel | Property representative |
Apologies Tony!!! We did respond to your question but as the laptop froze, it did not save our response! We had the NYE Menu all day and I hope that you had a wonderful evening! Happy New Year & kindest regards, Emma
27 December 2016|
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Response from TheOrangeCat | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park right next door.
18 May 2016|
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Response from Sonic65 | Property representative |
The Boatman loves dogs - inside or outside and they will get treats and water :-) You can bring them down and have a meal too. I have two dogs (a bischon frise and a pug) and we regularly bring them along...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$53
British, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Thames Side, Windsor SL4 1QN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Windsor
  • Phone Number: +44 1753 620010
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The Boatman is proud to be Windsor's only proper pub on The Thames with uninterrupted views of the river overlooking Eton Bridge and the fascinating waterfront life. The Boatman has an all-weather terrace with a retractable roof in case of inclement weather and its extensive outside area offers seating for up to 100 people - the perfect place for enjoying both sunny days and otherwise! The stylish inside decor combines traditional pub charm with a modern, quirky vibe which provides a relaxed place to eat, drink and socialise. It's magical at night with sparkly lights and the shimmering reflections from the river. The Boatman restaurant and pub also provides a great space for private events for up to 80 people ad their chef can create a range of menus tailored for any event - corporate, private party or wedding! The friendly Boatman team offers a menu and bar which is full to the brim with classic freshly cooked food, great wine, a fabulous choice of cider and beer, all served with opens arms and a friendly smile. The Boatman is a dog-friendly pub and your four-legged friend can enjoy treats, water and attention whilst you enjoy a drink or a meal. They are also a family-friendly pub and restaurant with a delicious children's menu and high-chairs if you need them. There is also plenty of space for pushchairs. So if you're looking for restaurants in Windsor, pubs in Windsor or places to eat in Windsor, come visit The Boatman. You'll find it just behind Windsor and Eton Riverside Station by the river, just down from Eton Bridge (also known as Windsor bridge depending on where you live!)
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