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The Boathouse

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub
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Trevethan Hill, Falmouth TR11 2AG, England
+44 1326 315425
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two friends and myself visited this restaurant for Dinner. On asking to set up a tab, the staff were only interested in how we were intending to pay. The 'Specials' board featured a fish stew, with saffron and fresh fish. Two of us ordered this and a travesty of the described offering appeared. A soup plate with mostly chopped tinned... More 

Thank dewskit
ambrose67, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your experience with us and are very disappointed that we could't resolve your problem at the time. The fish stew is probably one of our most popular dishes and we sell lots! It is a unique recipe and is quite tomatoey, so either it (regrettably) was not up to our usually very high... More 

London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Booked a holiday let, wandered down the road and happily surprised to find the boathouse which was the first pub mr meekey and min meeke I came to the first time we came to Falmouth a good 5yrs ago. It's a very small bar but the barmaids were friendly and recommended the cider for me. Offered me a tab which... More 

2 Thank mrsmeeke
Haddington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter who lives in Falmouth had chosen the Boat House to have lunch and celebrate her 21st Birthday. She's Vegan and had heard the lunches here were good. She wasn't wrong, great food, great value, amazing views. I also had cause to contact the Boat House firstly to book and check they could accommodate a vegan but also as... More 

3 Thank lelkel-foodlover
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went for Sunday lunch today and it was bleddy delicious - would thoroughly recommend - is also dog friendly in the bar part - we booked a table to avoid disappointment - beer good too and prosecco on draft - staff lovely - and agree with the pub's statement that this is a ' proper ' homemade sunday lunch :)

2 Thank Dawn J
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Fed up with cooking over Christmas, eight of us went to The Boatyard. Not having been there before, it was a case of potluck. It was excellent. Very few starters, but the chef knocked up some garlic bread to go with the calamari. Both were very good and shared. Calamari not at all rubbery, but fresh and easy to eat,... More 

3 Thank Geoff F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The food is less than average and certainly over priced. My burger is one of the driest I've ever had. The awful 70s Musak was so loud that the staff miss hear the order and serve my 12 year old with a 28 day aged steak rather than the braised steak stew.

1 Thank AndreBristol
ambrose67, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear Sir, One the error was realized,we apologised,rather than let us replace the meal you continued with your meal at a very late hour for children,the music was at an adult level for that time of night,you ate all of your meals,you were triple checked by myself the owner but you preferred the easy way to complain.When asked how would... More 

Penkridge, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Walked in to this quirky shaped pub and was instantly made to feel welcome. The landlord is a great character and knows his business. The food and ale are very good. We liked if that much we went back for the Sunday roast the next day which is great value but you do need to book. Our daughter who is... More 

2 Thank Pedro M
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Called in the boathouse late Sunday afternoon looking for Sunday lunch, we hadn't booked and most tables had been reserved but the staff couldn't have been more helpful and managed to squeeze us in. I ordered the lamb and my partner ordered the beef. The lamb was delicious, so tender it just fell apart and when combined with the amazing... More 

2 Thank Rob_D8888
David C, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, we are really glad that you had such a good experience during your visit! We're so proud of our team and food, particularly the roast, that it's fantastic to hear such a positive review. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We ate here for the first time with friends. This is a very jolly pub and busy. Best to reserve a table. Excellent friendly service. The food is interesting and diverse.

2 Thank rm282015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Returned to the Boathouse after far too long a time. I wasn't disappointed we had a fabulous meal and the staff are efficient and friendly. As always a great selection of beers (and spirits!). We will be back soon!

3 Thank Ian L
David C, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi Ian, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! BH More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trevethan Hill, Falmouth TR11 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1326 315425
Pub with locally sourced, high quality food. Casual dining; order from bar but then waiter service. Eat in our dining area, bar, al fresco on the patio or on our covered balcony, enjoying the exceptional views for which we are renowned.

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