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The Boathouse

$$ - $$$, British,
21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
+44 1244 328709
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed at the Boathouse on Saturday evening. I went to the bar at 11.30am and ordered a portion of the fish goujons, a portion of the salt/pepper chicken bites and a portion of chips. We were sat outside in the most perfect location, a glorious...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Caĺled in here on the way back to the train station on the Saturday of the royal wedding. I can't comment on the food as I didn't have anything to eat. We arrived and were greeted by the hostess who directed us to the bar...More

Thank MammaSpoon
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been here a few times over the years and always had a good meal. My meal was very disappointing. I had grilled chicken with salad. The salad was boring and tasteless. No dressing offered .No condiments on the table ...had to ask for...More

Thank valerie e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Along the riverbank this is a very stylish bar. The interior is very attractive. Very good outside terrace area. We had a sharing platter which was tasty but not very hot.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called here after a day at the races for a meal but we only discovered it after my husband saw it on during his morning run. We arent from Chester so don't know the area well. We found it a 10 min walk from...More

Thank Misspongebob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for some drinks with work.there is a very large sign at the bar saying double up spirits for£1.50. Upon ordering 5 double gins we checked the bill and we had been charged full price for a double instead of £1.50. My friend went to...More

Thank shivstar88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called here whilst on a visit over Chester as the day was glorious sunshine and the we were hungry we decided this was the place to spend the afternoon. On arrival we looked outside and it was very busy so we bought drinks and waited...More

Thank escort789
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. I'm delighted you enjoyed a glorious day of sunshine on your visit to Chester & that a pleasant visit to us was part of it. Thank you for acknowledging & taking into account that fact that it was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a late lunch. Was greeted by a lovely lady asking where we wanted to sit; best service we got all day I have to say. Came outside and got a table, wasn’t too busy in the outside area to the point where...More

Thank Tara G
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm very glad you received such good service from Hannah who was on host today but I'm very sorry that your experience seemed to go downhill after this. I'm very sorry that your drinks must have been missed. We deliver...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only gets three stars , food was average and missing some elements , when I’m told there is dill pickle on my quite frankly average burger I want dill pickle , I did not get one ! The food is average , £12 for a...More

Thank Bridget B
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bridget, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry for the issues with your food. I have discussed your missing pickle with Neil our head chef & he will reiterate to the team that they are to be on every burger. We conduct toilet checks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I often stop by here for a beer, while out for a walk, sometimes with my little boy, he loves it, waving to the boats watching the ducks etc makes it fantastic for him. When the weather is nice it's busy and a little slow,...More

Thank mayotom79
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted we are a regular haunt for you & your little boy. I'm thrilled you'd recommend us! Kind regards Philip Murray

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21 April 2017|
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Response from Simon A | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, there were a couple of dogs on our visits last week.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 328709
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