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The Bathwick Boatman

Forester Road | Bathwick, Bath BA2 6QE, England
+44 1225 428844
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 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 2 days ago

We had a table with a lovely view over the river. The food and service were fantastic. Every course was really good but we highly recommend the wild boar pate and the yogurt cheesecake with granola. Thank you to the Boatman for a really great...More

Thank sltotman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rosy and ben may have been away, but it was in capable hands, with the usual first class service and food prepared and served in a quality way. A lovely evening with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed our meal ..omg that banana ice cream

Thank Del C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friendly greeting and shown to our table. There were 7 of us and we were allowed to settle and asked what drinks we would like shortly afterwards. The menu had a good selection that would cater for most likes. I had the calamari which was...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location, one of the best, top quality service level, very comfortable. Nita , Flee and friends had a superb time and Connie attended to every need. For me the goats cheese salad with bread was the best ever tasted. The creamy pasta with salmon...More

Thank VoteUKIP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arranged a night for 14 of us to celebrate a work colleague retiring, We was made so welcome by the lovely staff, the food was very good we had a few vegetarians with us all catered for well lovely atmosphere with great service look...More

1  Thank middledown11
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear middledown11, Thank you for your lovely positive review and feedback on the dinner party last Friday, we enjoyed serving you all and hope you’ll visit the restaurant again, in the summer as you kindly mesntioned! Great! Thanks, Rosy and team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time in this great rustic and home feeling restaurant. We were 12 people with kids and they ve been great, the fod was nice and the ambience fantastic. Sorry for being the last to go. Thank you for everything.More

1  Thank binnnt
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear binnnt, Thank you so much for your positive review, it was a great pleasure to welcome your friendly table of 12, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and roast, please come and see us again, no matter how long you all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fell into this place by accident whilst doing a canal walk and finding it nearby on Google maps. What luck. There is a lovely family run place with charming staff and we felt most welcome. The food was excellent and I particularly liked the...More

1  Thank DavidP26
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear DavidP26, Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so glad you found us from the canal on google maps and that you enjoyed your lunch here, we look forward to welcoming you again, thanks, Rosy and team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Bath and booked this based on good reviews!!! What a load of false reviews. First the restaurant was cold, the menu was un inspiring, local produce?? No, Italian inspired?? At best average overpriced food. Brioche with Pate??? Steak swimming in grease. We wont return.More

Thank Jool1
Rose36Bath, Owner at The Bathwick Boatman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It’s unpleasant to read this angry review, and for you to say that our previous tripadvisor reviews are false is not at all fair. We do not like anyone to leave disappointed with the Bathwick Boatman, we take all criticism very seriously which is why...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Out for dinner. I get to eat out a lot, and this restaurant is special. I’d decided it would be my favourite restaurant before we’d even got our food. Warm welcome. Lovely smells. Cosy and friendly. A menu where I wanted to order everything. Gin...More

1  Thank Gee P
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived in the snow...sadly the restaurant was quiet. Our vegetarian food was really tasty and the setting was lovely. It’s a shame about the weather it’s clear to see there would have been a lovely atmosphere had the restaurant been busy.

1  Thank ruthspencer2016
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Kayleigh R
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
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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