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The Boat

££ - £££, British,
The Boat Gravel Path, Berkhamsted HP4 2EF, England
+44 1442 877152
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (37 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
The Boat Gravel Path, Berkhamsted HP4 2EF, England
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1 - 10 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great food and brilliant service. Nothing is too much for the staff, always smiling and make you feel very welcome!

Thank Bee A
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bee A, Thankyou for taking the time to write such a glowing review about our Staff! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Boat Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food followed by exceptional service as always. A few cheeky gins as always. Would like to see a different range again like in the summer.

Thank PetitFleur11
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi PetitFleur11, Thankyou for taking the time to write us a review. Good news - we have just added a few more favourites to our gin selection! We hope to see you again soon, Kind Regards, The Boat Team

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

This is a delightful place to sit outside in the sun over looking the canal. Inside the pub is very typically furnished and decorated and is very pleasant. There was a good range of beers and lagers. The staff were very welcoming and smiley. We...More

Thank Gerald D
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hi Gerald, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit here at The Boat. We have taken your comments on board regarding the haddock fishcake and will look into the recipe. I...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Attended with friends as a party of six on the last glorious weather Sunday of summer in September. It was clear that staff hadn't anticipated the demand that the good weather would bring as our Sunday roasts took over an hour to arrive. Despite asking...More

Thank andyb681
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

HI Andy, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. My apologies that the food took so long to arrive on your visit. We aim to make sure that all dishes are served within a good time frame. Also that you felt...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Pretty good, had worse meals and had better. Food well presented and hot. Shared the pork mustard sausages with another. Very good starter. Steak pie was also good but portion small. Had the brownie sweet which again was very tasty and a small portion. Good...More

Thank DaveBAmersham
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Hi Dave, Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a kind review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food & the staff were attentive, this has been passed on to the team. We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Visited early evening on a lovely sunny Sunday. Pub was busy and had a nice atmosphere. Super location but drinks were very expensive at £12.90 for a very nice pint of beer and a gin and tonic.More

Thank david_baker64
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

HI David, Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that you feel we were a little on the expemsive side, we do try to provide the most premium products and we hope the price tag reflects...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived to unprofessional staff, unwilling to accommodate my requests. Menu lacked depth, and when it arrived was disappointing! However nice location. They need to address the menu.More

Thank sj-60-Hank
Patrick L, General Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Hi sj-60-Hank, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. Firstly, may I apologise that you felt our service and menu were not up to standard. Here at The Boat we take all feedback on board and work towards optimising our service....More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I wish I knew about this place earlier in the summer. It is a great pub for all ages and the food was very good. The out door area overlooks the canal making it even more appealing.

Thank thelichs
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Thelichs, Thank you taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Kelly

Reviewed 1 August 2018

This pub enjoys a great location on the canal at Berkhamsted. We had a table outside which was lovely. Our main disappointment was that we weren't told that the menu on the website wasn't available on weekday lunchtimes which left us with very little choice,...More

Thank Richard P
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are sorry to hear that the experience didn't excel this time. We have taken your notes on board and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Kelly Bernedetti

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

The food and the service were great. Some pubs claim to be gastro but this deserves the title. Only niggle was the veg could have been a little more seasonal. We will definitely be back!

Thank AllieA_11
Patrick L, Manager at The Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Allie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are just about to lauch out Autumn menu so we hope to see you again in time for this. Kind Regards, Kelly

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Bianca F
11 August 2017|
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Response from Patrick L | Property representative |
Hi Bianca, We certainly are dog friendly! We welcome dogs outside and in the bar area however we do also have a separate restaurant where dogs are not permitted. The menu is the same in all areas though, hope to see you... More
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drummie_12
9 January 2017|
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Response from Patrick L | Property representative |
You can call to reserve a table or book via our website 01442 877152 We serve meals everyday from 12 till 9 Hope that is a help The boat
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CollieD88
10 December 2016|
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Response from mandhisghandis | Reviewed this property |
Limited spaces in car park. Shoppers and locals tend to use ir
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat Gravel Path, Berkhamsted HP4 2EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Berkhamsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 877152
  • E-mail
Description
A charming, traditional pub in Berkhamsted, The Boat occupies an idyllic spot on the Grand Union Canal. Climb aboard for a fresh take on pub food, quality craft ales and lager on tap and a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy the company of friends and family. Serving seasonal freshly prepared meals everyday to local residents, tourists, local business and visitors in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere - we're always extra busy when the sun is shining! Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
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