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The Boat Inn

££ - £££, British,
Birdingbury Wharf Rugby Road | Birdingbury Wharf, Rugby CV23 8HQ, England
+44 1926 812657
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (28 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“linguine” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Birdingbury Wharf Rugby Road | Birdingbury Wharf, Rugby CV23 8HQ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Called in on the way past for lunch. Nice spot next to the canal. Food was good with a couple of nice real ales. The only let down was the lad behind the bar who was more interested in checking his phone every two minutes...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice location and nice weather to make the front look incredible. However went to order food but was told we couldn't order as there was a lot of people ordering food. Went outside and there was only a few people around. Was disappointed as...More

Thank marvinmc1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I visited twice in one day (lunch & dinner) as we were looking for a good place to watch England v Colombia whilst cruising the canal. The Boat Inn had everything - friendly staff, great food, cask beers, lovely gardens, one overlooking the...More

Thank Highdowners
SusanJane99, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and glad you had a nice time (twice), hope to see you again soon and keeping our fingers crossed for Saturday :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting by the canal and a great garden with shade if required. We only had drinks but the food looked delicious so we may time our walk another time so we can lunch there.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrive early afternoon with some friends for late lunch. We are always wary of “Two for one” offers and, having eaten here several times over the years, had no great expectations. Just standard pub grub. The Boat Inn has a great location with spacious...More

Thank pmydon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A welcoming country pub alongside the canal. Beer garden with childrens' play equipment. Good selection of traditional pub food with generous portion sizes. Plenty of parking and good canal walks.

Thank Stuart H
SueAtTheBoatInn, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you book, and choose your meal in advance, there is no point trying to just turn up. This is the third time that we have tried (with no success) to have an evening meal. On this occasion, a Friday evening, we arrived at 7.15...More

Thank Colin C
SueAtTheBoatInn, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Sir, I am sorry that on your 3rd attempt at trying to have a meal here without booking and were again unsuccessful can I suggest that maybe, as we are a very busy pub, you do in fact book prior to arriving. As you...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We popped in after a walk along the canal. My partner and I shared a meal and had a drink here. It was a lovely set up with limited parking and the food we had was OK.

Thank livandlee
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Meet here with three friends to celebrate my birthday for a meal .We all had steak and have to say it’s one of the best steaks I have ever had ,cooked to perfection with amazing home cooked chips and pepper sauce. Definitely will be recommending...More

Thank Nita S
SueAtTheBoatInn, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you had a nice time and hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

We moored up on the canal just outside this pub. I didn't get change to try their food, but the service, atmosphere, friendliness and choice of drinks were excellent. I'm looking forward to hiring another boat at some point in the future, because the food...More

Thank ARyding
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Helen W
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Response from GazK-line | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very and have two there of there own.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Birdingbury Wharf Rugby Road | Birdingbury Wharf, Rugby CV23 8HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby
  • Phone Number: +44 1926 812657
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