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The Boat Inn Restautant

££ - £££, British,
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
+44 1629 258083
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (29 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the outside this looks like an unassuming pub. But when we went in, what a welcome we got from the locals and bar staff. We laughed all through lunch. The food was excellent home cooked fayre. Very tasty and big portions too. We then...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 4 days ago

I fortunately booked the Boat Inn for our lunch on Sunday. Excellent pub of character, several cask ales and unbeatable Sunday carvery.18 had lunch, great service from the friendly host and staff. Look forward to our return.

Thank melillingworth1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go to eat, went at about 1.30 just for a drink and the service was good, the locals and staff friendly. The prices were reasonable too. Nice pub, tempted to go back for a meal as there were a couple of others eating....More

Thank 19Lucy14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the wettest day of the summer and Mrs Moose needed refuelling. The Boat inn looked attractive and we entered in search of food. It's a homely place and a warm welcome was received .We were at the end of lunchtime service, so not everything...More

Thank The_MooseSwindon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a fairly scruffy rustic pub, very comfortable in its shabby chic way, very busy, obviously popular and the staff are exceptionally friendly. The food was good but not exceptionally so, the prices are average and the clients are a mix of locals and tourists....More

Thank orchardgrange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Boat Inn at Cromford on Wednesday evening for steak night. We were served by a very polite young man who was extremely attentive throughout the evening. The food was delicious; beautifully cooked and very generous portions. A lovely pub with a great...More

Thank lunar450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate early because they were incredibly busy (bank holiday weekend!) but this in no way detracted from the experience. Dog friendly so we were able to take our boy in with us whilst we ate. If fact, there are treats available for dogs too!...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the nearby Willersley Castle hotel. Popped to the Boat for some pub grub and wasn't disappointed. I eat burgers most pubs I go to and the quality varies. The New Yorker burger at this place is right up there as one of my...More

Thank marineboy2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best pub food we have ever eaten. We came on steak night and despite it appearing busy they sorted us out a lovely table. The steaks were gorgeous and we will definitely visit again if we are passing the area. Thankyou for making...More

Thank Sammyrobo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I and our 14 year old grandson went into the inn on spec and Lorraine greeted us sympatheticly saying they were fully booked. We entered into conversation and mentioned to Lorraine that it was our 49th wedding anniversary and had visited Arkwright...More

Thank Lynne B
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Questions & Answers
15 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Julie We can do that but we are always very busy on a Saturday so I could do with a deposit if that is ok ? 0779 2198954 Regards Dave
sue g
29 May 2017|
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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, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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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