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The Boathouse

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Bar, British, Pub
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Trevethan Hill, Falmouth TR11 2AG, England
+44 1326 315425
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good Sunday roast lunch with great views over Falmouth and Flushing! Loads of veg with roasts, friendly staff and good reasonably priced beer & wine ,

1 Thank Andrew P
David C, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write to say you enjoyed your visit. Cheers The Boathouse. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place with superb views, very friendly staff the landlords a character. We had the 28 day hung 10oz rump steak and would have to say it was excellent, probably the best this year, it's fair we'll be back and I would certainly recommend.

1 Thank Chris D
David C, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thanks for the kind words, very pleased you enjoyed the visit. We know our landlord is something, 'a character' is probably a fair description! 😀 Cheers The Boathouse crew. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was just lovely, atmosphere was very holiday camp - cafe - nice a noisy but not loud - fresh food and great atmosphere

1 Thank jo B
David C, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi-de-hi..! Thanks for the lovely review, we hope we see you again soon. Cheers, the Boaty crew. More 

Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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
David C, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi 'Larry', We love customers like your family, so glad you enjoyed your visit. Cheers More 

Haddington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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
David C, Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Hi! We're so glad your daughter lives near us and we got to meet you too! Hope we see you all again soon. Cheers More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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

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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$ 8 - 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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?
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