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The Boat Inn Restautant

) #19 of 93 Restaurants in Matlock ££ - £££ , British,
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
+44 1629 258083
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overall not a great experience. Upon ordering our food (six meals) the staff were flustered and told us that we weren't at McDonalds so we should expect a wait. The waitress was however very friendly and was the only redeeming feature about our experience. We...More

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has character. It has not suffered from being over renovated and decorated. Went to celebrate my dads birthday with daughter and baby. We all had the steak from the specials board which was excellent quality and perfectly cooked. Baby changing was welcome. Best...More

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table in the afternoon after looking at the menu and seeing what good prices they where. We where not disappointed there where me my husband and son. We had three main meals and one extra portion which we really didn't need. The...More

1  Thank Annette160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant pub in Cromford village. Well kept beer in pleasant surroundings. Food: big portions but average. Go for the traditional pub grub.

Thank chives1cl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food portions are very generous and the food was well prepared and we weren't kept waiting. The whole Inn/Restaurant has a very nice feel, with a lot of locals in the bar area when we were there.

Thank HollowOriginal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub/restaurant has retained all its historic feelings throughout. Even at very busy times, the service and food quality are without question 100%. The menu offers such a broad selection to keep everyone happy. Many thanks. John F

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you walk in to the pub you are made to feel welcome. The bar and restaurant is clean and has that 'warm feeling' to it. Bar staff quick and friendly and nice beer garden. Bar meals very cheap and very good quality...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here after a day of tourning the Cromford Mills and walking. The food was very good with large portions. We tried a range of items from the menu. I would not say it is destination dining, but it was a very nice place...More

Thank xandersmom1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this through trip advisor. Good pub food menu and large portions. Reasonably priced. Allows dogs and children. Lovely steak and blue cheese sauce. Beer garden.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having booked a table for 8pm a few weeks in advance we expected to be in the main bar,instead we were shown to a small room away from the main area. When we said we wanted to listen to the live music the lady said...More

2  Thank willowcazoom
Dave M, Manager at The Boat Inn Restautant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's true the pub is a huge success and much busier than it has ever been. However we attempt to accommodate whenever possible. Perhaps on this occasion we shouldn't have tried to take this table: However: "Not what it used to be" This suggests the...More

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Questions & Answers
sue g
29 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Yes, we often have more dogs than customers
12 May 2017|
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Unfortunately no. We open at 12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 258083
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