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“Cozy Pub Ambiance along the River Cam / Friendly, Helpful Staff”
Review of The Boathouse

The Boathouse
Ranked #332 of 737 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$12 - US$20
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 November 2012

After our Cambridge morning river punt tour, we 3 adults decided to strike out on our own restaurant selection on Chesterton Road vs. what our ExpatExplore tour guide had suggested. Found this cute, cozy pub on the River Cam after a rather chilly, rainy punting tour along the river on Sept.20. I immediately ordered a hot cappaccino, and my other 2 family members ordered 1/2 pints of English beer ~ 1/2 pints being a first for our 22 year old son. Pub's wait staff/several young men greeted us and they provided friendly, helpful service with luncheon menu suggestions. My husband ordered the Philly steak baguette w/ sautéed onions & melted cheese £4.99 (US$8); my son ordered the spicy Tennessee cheese burger w/ whiskey sauce £6.99 (US$11.15); and I chose the tuna & cheese melt baguette £3.49 (US$6.85). All our lunch selections were served promptly, warm, and very tasty. Chips and salad greens accompanied the plates. We meandered up to the bar to pay our lunch bill and struck up a chat about the local countryside, English soccer games, and university studies among several young male staff members, close in age to our young adult son, so he very much enjoyed their engaging conversations and interesting USA questions.

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Reviewed 28 October 2012

based on the river Camb, with a nice large terrace area, this place is great for watching the world go by in the summer. I work nearby and this is a regular lunch time spot of ours, the food is cheep and cheerfull, standerd pub grub.

it was refurbed about a year ago and has been decorated nicely its clean and the staff are always friendly. you order yourself at the bar, the service is quick there are a few pubs on chesterton road, but this is my pub of choice for food and location.

car park is pay and display but they refund your ticket if buying drinks/ lunch.

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

This pub/restaurant has a top location with an outside terrace overlooking the River Cam. Inside is clean and well appointed. Food however is distinctly average standard pub fare. It has a car park which was full, and no other easy parking nearby so expect to have to walk some distance if you go by car. Staff very friendly.

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Thank GhengisKitty
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

a bit pricey but nice place to visit could actually spend all day in this place staff also very friendly and polite nice clean place also

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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Great food and good outdoor dinning facilities. The food and drink was very reasonably priced with the quality being average for a pub.

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