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The Boat Inn Restautant

$$ - $$$, British,
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
+44 1629 258083
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (29 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here on a busy Saturday afternoon and found this dog friendly pub to be very inviting and the staff were lovely so much so we returned for a meal. Unfortunately the meal let the experience down as the food was poor and prepared in...More

3  Thank MrMarkBennettcom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here tonight for the steak night it was wonderful you get plenty for your money the onion rings are to die for they have a good menu to choose from they have a good choice off beers and the staff are very nice it's...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a mini-break in Matlock Bath a couple of weeks back and the first evening we walked from Matlock Bath to Cromford than alongside the canal for an hour or so. On the way back, we called at the Boat as my Wife had...More

Thank DaveandCaz44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellently located pub/restaurant The Boat Inn is a hidden gem from the busy A6 in the high peak district. Situated next to a beautiful lake in Cromford this pub has a lovely atmosphere inside and the decor makes it feel like a proper pub. We...More

Thank Glen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here 3 weeks ago on a Friday evening with my daughter and my dog. We had a lovely meal and the young girls behind the bar were very helpful and lovely. In fact when they finished their shift they joined us for a...More

6  Thank _jules_broomhall62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this looks like an unassuming pub. But when we went in, what a welcome we got from the locals and bar staff. We laughed all through lunch. The food was excellent home cooked fayre. Very tasty and big portions too. We then...More

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I fortunately booked the Boat Inn for our lunch on Sunday. Excellent pub of character, several cask ales and unbeatable Sunday carvery.18 had lunch, great service from the friendly host and staff. Look forward to our return.

Thank melillingworth1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't go to eat, went at about 1.30 just for a drink and the service was good, the locals and staff friendly. The prices were reasonable too. Nice pub, tempted to go back for a meal as there were a couple of others eating....More

Thank 19Lucy14
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Probably the wettest day of the summer and Mrs Moose needed refuelling. The Boat inn looked attractive and we entered in search of food. It's a homely place and a warm welcome was received .We were at the end of lunchtime service, so not everything...More

Thank The_MooseSwindon
Reviewed August 29, 2018

It's a fairly scruffy rustic pub, very comfortable in its shabby chic way, very busy, obviously popular and the staff are exceptionally friendly. The food was good but not exceptionally so, the prices are average and the clients are a mix of locals and tourists....More

Thank orchardgrange
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Questions & Answers
October 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Julie We can do that but we are always very busy on a Saturday so I could do with a deposit if that is ok ? 0779 2198954 Regards Dave
sue g
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Yes, we often have more dogs than customers
May 12, 2017|
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Unfortunately no. We open at 12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 258083
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