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The Ferryboat Inn

High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
+44 118 984 2161
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“roast beef” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (6 reviews)
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We waited over an hour for our food.We asked for water which also took over an hour.My friend ordered fish and was delivered cheese pasta!This is not acceptable.It wasnt actually that busy!

Thank Zanna8
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came for Sunday lunch following the Remembrance service and parade at Pangbourne College as 'the Ferryboat' had been recommended by friends. It didn't disappoint as we had an excellent lunch for six of us with good service. The food was well cooked, and a...More

Thank ChessMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another visit here and the same very warm welcome. Even the lunch menu had an excellent choice with specials like belly pork and lamb shank on the Board, traditional pub fayre, sandwiches, ploughmans, burgers and pizzas. The prices seem very fair.The marinara pizza with plenty...More

Thank PaulBerkshire
william573, Owner at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind comments and we look forward to when you are next able to visit us

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This inn never fails to please. The menu is comprehensive with a selection of daily specials. The wine list is reasonably priced with plenty of choice. Whether sat in the bar or the restaurant the staff are friendly and helpful and always to hand if...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

A very welcoming, accommodating and understanding mine host when dealing with my mother. Thank you. Enjoyed the food and ambience of this establishment.

2  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

lovely place, lovely decor, gorgeous food and really nice staff. The portions where really good, my other half had the spaghetti carbonara and he couldn't eat it all, which is really unusual for him. I had the duck from the specials board and to my...More

Thank shazza616
Reviewed 16 September 2017

An excellent meal as always, never had a bad meal in the 5 years we have been to the Ferryboat we are always made welcome and the staff are polite and friendly one of our favourite eating venues.

Thank davidrowark
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a well run pub. Good staff, warm welcome, good beer and an extensive menu. Enjoyed an excellent lunch, pizza for me, sea bass for.my wife. Great athmosphere, good value, can't wait for our next visit. Recommended. John

Thank john02345
william573, Owner at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your kind comments, I will pass these on to all the staff. We look forward to you next visit. Regards

Reviewed 28 August 2017

Had my mother's 100th birthday celebration last Saturday in the Garden Room. There were 17 of us, The room was decorated charmingly, the food was lovely and because we gave them menu choices in advance (with that sort of number it made sense) the kitchen...More

Thank Judy W
william573, Owner at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We were very privileged to have you with us for this 'milestone' event. We are pleased the team at The Ferryboat fulfilled your expectations. Thankyou, we appreciate your kind comments and hope the rest of the day was as memorable with a wonderful lady

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Just had one of the best Sunday Lunches. The food was amazing from Roast Beef,Roast Pork to Battered Cod and Fillet Steak. All the food was cooked to our liking, the Cod was enormous and the fish so white? The fillet steak was cooked to...More

Thank crossa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Whitchurch-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 984 2161
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Nestling in the small idyllic village of Whitchurch-on-Thames, and just a few yards from the Toll Bridge, is The Ferryboat. A beautiful 18th century country bar and restaurant that’s packed with atmosphere. With an established reputation for serving fine food and bar snacks, complemented by a good selection of quality wines, ales and soft drinks, it is the perfect place to visit for a casual drink, lunch or dinner. Whether it’s after a walk or cycle ride along the Thames Path or as a stop-off point as you journey along the river, you are always guaranteed a warm welcome. The newly added function room, known as “The Garden Room”, is an ideal location for a business meeting or private function.
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