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The Boat Inn Cottage The Back, Chepstow NP16 5HH, Wales
+44 1291 628192
10:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to have Sunday lunch with a friend and was told they were busy and to come back in 30 mins. We a drink and went outside and waited. After 30 minutes went back in to order at the bar. The bar staff looked totally apathetic and looked like they did not want to serve us. I said you told... More 

Thank Sean B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just enjoyed a great lunch for four in this village pub. Superb setting right next to the River Wye. Lunch was a little bit slow but when arrived it had obviously been freshly cooked and prepared with care so well worth the wait. Enjoyed some local ales as well. Was not too busy so that made it even more relaxing.... More 

Thank Ichdien000
Chepstow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent Staff Very helpful to give you exactly the meal you want. Olly, Sibren and the staff are fantastic

Thank Lyndanick
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely village pub with views over the river, great outdoor area for a drink and bite to eat on a sunny day in Chepstow. Haven't eaten here recently but in the past has been very good and reasonably priced.

Thank A5golf
Bristol, England
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109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How hard can it be? I ordered tea and a toasted tea cake. My husband tea and a scone. We paid and were told they would bring out. We waited and waited.... after about 15 mins my husband went in to fine the pot of tea and the scone just sat on the side. He brought it out and was... More 

Thank penkiBristol
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your experience today, i did the teacake myself in the upstairs kitchen, it was busy day I cannot explain how you say it was 15 minutes, I know I sent it out very quickly? once again so sorry, sometimes we don't get it quite right. thank you for your speedy feedback. More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having a recent bereavement in the family I needed somewhere quiet and chilled out to take my mind off things. I came with a friend after hearing about the idyllic location and good reviews about the food and the new menu. On arrival we entered through to the coffee area and ordered some hot drinks, we were welcomed and... More 

Thank lc0291
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

I can only apologise for my lack of consideration during what must have been a sad time, sometimes it can be chaotic here, my manner has come across quite forceful as you put it and for that I apologise, I cannot recall your visit in detail, but I will try not to be too enthusiastic as it does come across... More 

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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk along the riverbank then stopped here for a drink Lovely outside with the dog watching the world go by Good food too Shame you can't take dogs inside as it rained shortly after

Thank jellyfish40
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am indeed very surprised about your comment re dogs?? we are one of the few pubs in Chepstow that allow dogs in, in fact we have a page for dogs that have visited the boat Inn? If you had enquired you would have been informed of this, so sorry you missed out on that... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by this place after visiting Chepstow castle. Cute little quaint place. Had dinner there for pies. Food was tasty and beer was fresh and wonderful. I had hazy Thatcher cider which I miss the flavor in my mouth.

Thank Seona K
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments, Haze cider going well, look forward to seeing you again maybe. Olly More 

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159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a coffee in the morning lovely staff and friendly. Location right on the river. There was some road works going on when we were there but it looked as if that would be completed shortly.

Thank Rob J
Evesham, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited this pub before and had delicious meals in the upstairs restaurant. However, when we visited last Friday with friends en route home from the RHS show in Cardiff around 4:00pm, we were told that the kitchen wasn't open until 5:00pm, despite their website stating that lunch is served from 12:00 noon until 9:00pm, Monday to Saturday! and... More 

Thank Richard S
Steve S, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your comments, sorry you feel disappointed, our web site would have stated that food is available all day, I think it does say that when the kitchen closes between 3-5 for chef to have a break or re cut our fabulous chips then hot snacks would be available. Are you sure it was here you had wine?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts American Express
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Boat Inn Cottage The Back, Chepstow NP16 5HH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Chepstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1291 628192
We are a local pub in the heart of Chepstow town. We overlook the beautiful River Wye.

All our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order and we pride ourselves on personal customer service.

Our bar is fully stocked including three different ales, including local artisan suppliers to support local trade wherever possible.

We also have our own Coffee shop (The Coffee Boat) providing luxury tea's, coffee's and cakes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?