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The Bathwick Boatman

#15 of 420 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

We visited Bath for my birthday and wanted a restaurant that was quiet and cosy, with great food but a relaxed atmosphere - and that's how we came across this little gem. From outside, you could tell it's setting you up for a good night - the food wafting from the kitchen smelled amazing already. The decor is relaxed yet... More 

Thank Abbie C
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of 6 of us had dinner here last Friday. We were just visiting Bath for the weekend so were not familiar with local restaurants. However this was a real gem to find. All the food was excellent, with a gluten free request being of no problem. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. The restaurant... More 

Thank Julia1108
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I wanted to have a relaxed wedding reception, so the Bathwick Boatman was our choice. From the minute we got in touch to the day of the wedding itself everything was organized in the best way possible, especially because we had the ceremony at the Guildhall and headed to the restaurant by boat. Rosy and her team... More 

Thank Andréia M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant today to celebrate our sons forthcoming wedding . What an excellent place it is !! Friendly attentive staff wonderful food all in a great setting. Thank you to all at the restaurant for making us all feel so welcome and the meal such a special occcasion.

Thank John B
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this review

Dear John B, Thank you for your kind words - we are delighted you enjoyed it, and that it was a convenient place for you all to meet, we hope to welcome your family here again. Congratulations on the forthcoming wedding! Thank you, Rosy and all the team More 

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Searched 'places to eat by the canal'. Stunning location, we sat outside for an early table booking. Attentive friendly staff. Lovely menu to choose from. Great service, delisious food, great value too. Best steak iav ever eaten, and best chocolates and peanut butter cheesecake, ice cream was just amazing. Want to go back already, very romantic, we loved it .... More 

Thank Abby P
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this review

Dear Abby P, Thanks for taking the time to review us, it's lovely to hear you say we are a hidden gem, we are hidden away indeed! Which is why your reviews are so important to us. Well done you for making the most of the evening sun on the terrace! - and so glad you enjoyed your food. We... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is nowhere near the city centre but is still well worth the visit, not least because of the fine views of the river. We enjoyed a delightful sunday lunch here - friendly, attentive service and an unpretentious menu which featured gorgeous home-made desserts. It is also heartening to see that they source quality, local ingredients wherever possible. Book... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, lovely views, romantic, inviting, I could create an endless list of positive adjectives about this little find. I'm pretty sure the waitress who served us was called Ceri and she was so kind and welcoming too. We had an amazing night to end our incredible mini romantic break in Bath.

1 Thank Cookie_Phillips
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of friends passing through Bath for one Saturday night during a canal boating weekend. We'd eventually 'parked' our boat, having accidentally passed through 2 additional locks (in both directions) and were hungry! We walked into town having no idea where we were or where we were going. We stopped and asked several people in the street... More 

2 Thank RubbaPec
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had a three course lunch here today. Lovely menu, superb food. Great professional and friendly service. We had a table booked. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Brasso
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I have to say but I'm so glad I chose this restaurant from trip advisor. The food was exquisite food and the hostess was very friendly. The restaurant it's self was cosy and inviting. Definitely will recommend and go back myself. Thank you for a lovely evening.

1 Thank dominica25388

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844
The Bathwick Boatman is a tranquil slice of gastronomic heaven, located just 10 minutes stroll from Bath's city centre on the picture-perfect banks of the River Avon. Run by husband and wife restaurateur team Ben and Rosy Hall, the restaurant is set in an old rowing club with beautiful river views and a cosy, rustic ambience. After training in Italy and Spain, Ben worked in Miami before returning home to Britain, and his simple, seasonal menu is full of robust flavours and represents good old-fashioned value for money. The Bathwick Boatman has a divine summer terrace, and is perched just above Bath's historic boating station, where you can hire a punt or a rowing boat for a post-meal paddle.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?