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“Not impressed”
Review of The NarrowBoat

The NarrowBoat
Ranked #70 of 117 Restaurants in Oswestry
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional pub
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Had dinner here whilst on holiday on the Llangollen canal
Food was basic & expensive, I don't mind steak & chips - I just hate paying over the odds

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Cheshire1976
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English first
Surrey, England
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Stuck in the 1980s”
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Had dinner at this place earlier this week.

The place needs an overhaul - the decor is tired and dated, the menu is unimaginative and likely to be the same as it was in the 1980s, food was served with peas and carrots only (!).

I suspect it's quite a cash cow due to the canal, so not worth investing in renovations or updates.

The young lady who served our table was lovely, and nothing was too much trouble for her, she went out of her way to make our visit pleasant.

The other two older members of staff I encountered were gruff and miserable.

If you're looking for a decent meal in the area, rather try the Jack Mytton a few minutes along the canal. If you're happy with outdated cheap food, this should do.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank surreynano
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“friendly - value for money- real ale”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Excellent value for money , real ale and a friendly family atmosphere

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank m l
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