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21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
+44 1244 328709
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited The Boathouse today at midday. Location stunning on the river sat in one of the outside booths in the sun. The whole decking area outside is lovely. Service very good and staff polite and pleasant. Fóod disappointing. Ordered the garlic flatbread, onion rings and messy chips with bbq pulled pork and three cheese melt. It was not as described.... More 

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Thank Jane B
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback through tripadvisor. I'm delighted you were pleased with the service but I'm very disappointed that the food wasn't of a standard where you would like to come again & dine. We launched our spring/summer menu last Tuesday & it sounds like you didn't get the best experience, for this I am... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A reasonably priced menu , with great choice of where to eat your food.As it was sunny we chose outside overlooking the river.The views are great .There are tables, booths and beach huts with seats all on the outdoor terrace .There is also an extension right on the river , looked like decking. Inside was also good.We went for breakfast... More 

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Thank Angela B
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback. I'm delighted you enjoued your breakfast in the sun & we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Philip Murray General Manager More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a nice place for Sunday lunch - we had a table right by the big window overlooking the river which was lovely. The food and drink were good.

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Thank 85walker
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your Sunday lunch & that you were able to enjoy the view! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Philip Murray General Manager More 

Clayton-le-Woods, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boathouse has been refurbished and is really nice inside and out. The external area overlooks the river Dee and has plenty of seating including mini beach huts with heaters. We did not eat but he food coming out looked very nice. If he weather is not so good then the inside seating overlooks the river as well.

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Thank Peter D
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit, please come back again soon & try the food & you'll see that it tastes as good as it looks! Kind regards Philip Murray General Manager More 

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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 1 night & would happily go back any time. Room was spacious & clean. Staff were constantly pleasant & helpful. Beautiful site by the riverside.

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Thank MJBMike
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday drink with my two sons. After a walk along the river we stopped here for much needed refreshments. Modern décor in a lovely location by the river. A floating terrace outside is a lovely touch (weather permitting). VERY friendly service. Good selection of ales, ciders and lagers (mainly from JW Lees of Manchester, who 'own' the pub/restaurant). Would be... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to this pub since the 80's, food was fab, service good and we sat outside in the small cabins with great views of the river. I was pleasantly supprised and will defo go back

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Thank Edabrams
Bury
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were only staying for 1 night but couldn't fault the room (No 22) with great views of the river and the properties on the other side of the river. The breakfast was great. My wife really liked the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on a crumpet all eaten overlooking the river. Will definitely return when the weather is better... More 

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Thank Team_TaylorBury
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Location of this pub is great, with a nice relaxing lunch right on the river Dee. We moved from our inside table outside after our meal to enjoy the sun when it made an appearance. I dread to think how busy it'll be during the summer, its in a prime location! Usual mixture of beers and wines, so nothing much... More 

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Thank Andy S
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on trip advisor. I'm pleased you'll come back & thank you for your feedback regarding the portion sizes. Look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Philip Murray More 

Connahs Quay, Wales, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing roast dinner here today. Have been before and it was excellent then as well so thought I'd leave a review. Situated right on the River Dee, makes for stunning views while your eating. I recommend that you book and request a window table as while we were eating lots of people were arriving and looked a... More 

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Thank Jayne H
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to recommend us on trip advisor. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit & the team & I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Philip Murray More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 328709

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?