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The Bathwick Boatman

Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 - 14:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely meal for our wedding adversary here. It is a lovely setting and the food is delicious. Had the duck which was really tasty husband had the chestnut and mushroom caserol which he enjoyed and said was a nice change. Would highly recommend.

Thank elaine w
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don't write reviews but on this occasion I felt it necessary. I arranged a surprise birthday party for my wife and after researching the local restaurants in Bath came across the Bathwick Boatman. From the onset the staff were all extremely helpful and friendly....More

Thank TJF2604
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on 11th July (a Tuesday evening). Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we did sit inside, but the outside area looked lovely! Our starters were all very pleasant, but not much choice on the gluten free front (I opted for the salmon...More

Thank kateandchris2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant with local friends on a lovely Summer evening. We understand it is family run and mainly uses local produce. The Staff are friendly and efficient. The menu is varied and and there are several appealing options. Even though the dining...More

Thank Rod Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into the Boatman on way home and we were welcomed warmly by the staff. You order and pay for the food & drink at the bar with the food being brought to your table. The pub was busy on a sunny Friday evening but...More

Thank Bairnsman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst staying with a friend in Bath we met up with other friends for dinner at this delightful river side restaurant. Full of atmosphere and charm a perfect place for a meet up. Staff were welcoming and friendly and the service overall was excellent. The...More

Thank Vivien W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends booked the bathwick boatman for my birthday. What a pleasant and enjoyable surprise. Sitting by the river Avon on a lovely sunny summers day watching life slowly pass you by. The food was delightful and the few bottles of wine were fantastic. Would definitely...More

Thank Missi_Moo_69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a summer party at the Bathwick Boatman on a Sunday late afternoon/early evening. It proved to be the perfect venue! Gorgeous views out over the river and charming inside and out. The verandah around the restaurant was the perfect outdoor space: as it's...More

Thank kirstyholmes508
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful venue overlooking the river. Table ready for 9.(already booked by phone) Smaller portions served for children who could choose from the main menu. Good choice on the menu, and plates well filled. Good parking Very helpful friendly staff. Easy access to the river bank...More

1  Thank deleef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nostalgia at its best ,lovely summers day overlooking River Avon with rowing boat rental station adjacent. We had Sunday lunch good value,service,food & drink. Buzzing atmosphere welcoming staff. Worth a visit need to book.

Thank Lawrence F
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2015|
Response from Rose36Bath | Property representative |
Hi BSue. Thanks for your query about wheelchair access. There is level access from the car park to the restaurant, with a standard door frame to encounter, and then one small step down to the restaurant floor (about 7 cm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428844
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The Bathwick Boatman is a tranquil slice of gastronomic heaven, located just 10 minutes stroll from Bath's city centre on the picture-perfect banks of the River Avon. Run by husband and wife restaurateur team Ben and Rosy Hall, the restaurant is set in an old rowing club with beautiful river views and a cosy, rustic ambience. After training in Italy and Spain, Ben worked in Miami before returning home to Britain, and his simple, seasonal menu is full of robust flavours and represents good old-fashioned value for money. The Bathwick Boatman has a divine summer terrace, and is perched just above Bath's historic boating station, where you can hire a punt or a rowing boat for a post-meal paddle.
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