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The Boat Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
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The Boat Inn Cottage The Back, Chepstow NP16 5HH, Wales
+44 1291 628192
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the location of the Boat Inn which is in the striking position on the river in Chepstow. You can see the bridge and the river through the windows. The new management made us feel well at home and the wine and ale was good. We loved that we could be cosy and sit by a window playing one... More 

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Thank Elaine L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We Visited this pub for dinner with family on a Saturday night, although they were very accommodating with a last minute booking (Booked earlier that day for an evening reservation) the menu was very limited. The food when served was nothing spectacular and wasn't the best value for money. The waitress which I think was also the landlady, was quite... More 

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6 Thank Becky B
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback, to follow up your comment about limited menu, it is impossible to cook fresh with a huge array of food. I am sorry you all didn't think it a good meal for the price, I wish you had spoken up at the time??? it is impossible to fix things after the event, also I am... More 

bristol
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Keeping an eye on TripAdvisor over a period of time I saw that The Boat Inn has in the past suffered with some reviews, however I noticed that the reviews have been very good of late so we went there from Bristol last Sunday for lunch. We had a great welcome from the landlady Ollwyn who took over the inn... More 

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2 Thank skibereencork
Steve S, Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks both, it was a pleasure to serve you. We are still in the very early stages of running this pub, but with people like you makes it feel worthwhile, I am confident that we can continue with the standards I am looking for. regards Olly More 

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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Have not been here for 10 years we are visting from Australia. Love coming to this pub so cute love the atmosphere. Lunch was very enjoyable & food good quality. Definitely a must visit.

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Thank miss2080
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments and feedback, I am very happy that we could make your visit a pleasurable one. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today fantastic food and good service. Really friendly relaxed I love it as did the family. If I lived locally this would be my local. A great Sunday lunch in a friendly atmosphere. I will return.

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Thank James D
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Many many thanks for your generous feedback, we are priding ourselves on the friendly atmosphere trying to create a real pub atmosphere which hopefully makes everyone feel like a local. More 

Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely roast lunch, nice choice of meats, staff are friendly, atmosphere was good with Christmas music playing, and the Christmas tree is BIG 🎄🎅🏻🎄🎅🏻 well done

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Thank Nicola L
Steve S, Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback.... yes you are right the tree was big!! I now have to keep up this tradition every year... but it is so worth it. Happy you had a good day and food to help make it a real christmas feel. hope to see you again this year. Olly More 

Blakeney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Booked a christmas meal here for 5 people last night. Fantastic christmasy atmosphere, you have to visit just to see the size of the tree! Good food, plenty of it, and a friendly welcome second to none. Will definitely be going back again. Thank you to all the staff for making our christmas get together such a fab experience.

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Thank Pamela B
Steve S, Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Theres that tree again!!!.. it was a real stunner! many thanks for your lovely review, it is just such a pleasure to serve a great group of people, and of course I have passed on comments to all of my staff here. Love to see you all again. Olly More 

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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

By the river, or mud if the tide is out. Do not let children play close to river here! Great summer venue. Friendly staff, good food but a little pricy. Not part of the frday Saturday night pub crawl sceine. If visiting Chepstow, this is in the lower part of Chepstow, follow signs for drill hall car park. Then walk... More 

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Thank Raymond H
Steve S, Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am hoping that over the coming months it will be part of the weekend pub crawl, with live music every weekend. I am a little sorry you feel the food is a little pricy? you didn't mention if you had a meal here? We do pride ourselves on offering fresh prepared and cooked food,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

First visit to this little pub , and absolutely loved it , service was amazing and the owner made us so welcome and couldn't do enough for us ,we will definitely be back

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1 Thank Tania H
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, absolute pleasure. Hope to see you again soon. olly More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

BEST FOOD. BEST STAFF. DOG FRIENDLY. Can't beat it! Love you guys!!!! Pie of the day is super scrummy and everything is served with a smile :)

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Thank Jinty G
Steve S, Manager at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

And the best dogs in the world .... amazing.. so talented & well behaved, loved seeing them enjoy their time here. I have to say you were all so much fun to serve... many thanks from us all here at the boat. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts American Express
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat Inn Cottage The Back, Chepstow NP16 5HH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Chepstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1291 628192
Description
We are a local pub in the heart of Chepstow town. We overlook the beautiful River Wye.

All our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order and we pride ourselves on personal customer service.

Our bar is fully stocked including three different ales, including local artisan suppliers to support local trade wherever possible.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?