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Lovely Pub Meal

Visited The Boat on Saturday afternoon and sat in the sun watching the Barges and Steam Trains... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Paula Y
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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One of the friendliest canal side pubs ever

If travelling the Caldon Canal or walking its route and you need refreshment then fear not for this... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Andygranada
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visited after my driving experience on a Steam engine. Yep I was in need of a beer to help me relax after an exciting hour or so on my driving of a REAL steam engine. Pub was friendly with lots of people outside enjoying the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came on on Friday lunchtime for a quick snack and drink. Brilliant food, great choice of drinks and a cracking atmosphere. Will definitely be returning when in the area!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ollie W
Dan S, Owner at Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Cheers Ollie, good to see you, thank you for your review Best Wishes Dan and Jo

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice pub in a nice location, however wine and a pint served in plastic beakers. We sat indoors but no choice given. Wine shouldn’t be drunk out of plastic glasses. 1 person at the bar had a glass everyone else in plastic. Shame because...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stunniclife
Dan S, Owner at Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for taking time to review us. I'm sorry you feel the need to be deliberately negative and critisise our efforts. Never mind, peace and love where ever you end up

Reviewed 7 May 2018

A pleasant pub doing a range of real beers. I ordered a pint of marston's a decent beer well served, pleasant service. Do a range of bar meals. We went outside and sat in the pleasant beer garden with great views of the countryside and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Sadly we didnt have time to sample the food (which looked lovely)at The Boat Inn as we were in between trains on the adjacent Churnet Valley Railway, however we had a very warm welcome from the landlady who served us with our drinks and pointed...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited The Boat on Saturday afternoon and sat in the sun watching the Barges and Steam Trains. Lovely setting and lovely atmosphere. Pub was very popular on this day. Had a few drinks and a meal. Food was the usual Pub Grub. Meals were very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Paula Y
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to find had some great beers and food great staff and very helpful from changeing my phone to my friend being critical over the landlord sausages! !

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Malachy F
Reviewed 10 June 2017

If travelling the Caldon Canal or walking its route and you need refreshment then fear not for this is a place to enjoy a real ale, enjoy a snack or meal but above all stay close to the bar and you will soon be involved...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Andygranada
Dan S, Owner at Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hello, thank you for your kind review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back. We'll pass your comments onto Emily :-) Best rgds Dan and jo

Reviewed 1 August 2016

lovely canalside location.great staff in the pub loys of outdoor seating in sight of the railway and the canal so lots to see, bands play from time to time and they do food a great pub to visit in the Staffs Moorlands.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Angela B
Dan S, Owner at Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Hello, thank you for your lovely review. Could we ask a favour please? We don't use this listing, its a duplicate, would you be so kind as to re publish your review on "The Boat Inn" page? Best rgds Dan and Jo

Reviewed 21 July 2016

Overall it was OK. There were two real ales to choose from and a standard lunch menu. The sausages were not very nice. Sitting outside by the canal on a sunny day is a good option.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Dan S, Owner at Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016

Sausages? Sometimes the customers are not very nice, thank you :-)

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Response from Richard P | Reviewed this property |
I would think it may be a good IDEA to phone the PUB. I think normally you do not but if others are thinking of doing the same best to check plus times of cooking. Summer is different to this time of year. I did not eat but... More
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