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The Bathwick Boatman

Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (34 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this restaurant on line. I did not know it or had visited before. I booked because of the good reviews. I was in Bath for the weekend for my 70th birthday. I was looking for a place for a decent number of my...More

Thank ladenilliere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rosy had put on a special menu for Burn's Night. The local rowing club were also there and Rosy paraded the Haggis for all to see before it was served. The restaurant was full and the atmosphere was very good and friendly. The set menu...More

1  Thank woodsavonview
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous place! The waitress could not have been more welcoming and was very attentive throughout the evening. The food was delicious and arrived promptly. If you're visiting Bath and want a good meal in a beautifully located, friendly restaurant, this is the place!

Thank kate-moo81
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I booked for 8 of us for an evening meal at Xmas Market weekend through this TripAdvisor recommendation. we were pleased how this turned out after a good walk from our B & B and the owner and staff were so helpful and accommodating for...More

Thank ACL1105
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

So lovely to be away from the kitchen after Christmas! Seeing the river is very calming, such a lovely view. A few families celebrating a late Christmas get together but a lovely relaxing atmosphere and the staff helpful and friendly. The food was good and...More

1  Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The Bathwick boatman offers something you rarely see nowadays: a genuine family / local neighbourhood feel combined with traditionally influenced and relatively unfussy British cuisine. It’s not really a fine dining experience, but neither is it quite like a gastropub or bistro. The atmosphere is...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The service was very good and the food was great. Good view of the river and easy parking. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Rosco S
Reviewed 16 December 2017

About 4 weeks ago we asked the Bathwick Boatman if they would do a Chateaubriand as it was not on their menu for our wedding anniversary. They agreed instantly and obtained the meat from their favourite butcher. We had Ben's smoked salmon as a starter...More

Thank woodsavonview
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

In one of the coldest day of the year with sleet and snow we make our way to this well hide but well place restaurant; which stunning view from some of their windows of the river Avon. We didn't have a riverside view because the...More

Thank Martha Patricia d
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I recently organised a meal as part of a hen weekend at the Bathwick Boatman. When I made the first phone call, I couldn't be specific about numbers but Rosy, the owner, was very helpful and wasn't fazed by my vague 'could be 10, could...More

Thank Cheryl M
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22 September 2017|
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Response from 2nd_Crusader | Reviewed this property |
I would (hopefully) say NOT, since I have never seen any 'pets' in over 20 visits, and the one room restaurant is not very big. Personally I would be glad such if pets are kept out of there as there are no facilities for... More
20 July 2017|
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Response from 2nd_Crusader | Reviewed this property |
The car park is quite small, but (only on a Sunday) you can park in one of the side streets just outside the gate - including where it says residents only. I have had to park outside the gate a few times (a local resident... More
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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