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The Barge Pub Restaurant

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Swineshead Bridge, Swineshead PE20 3PT, England
+44 1205 820267
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Boston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Told at short notice that Good Friday booking cancelled due to 'emergency maintenance'. Note previous reviewer told 'refurbishment'. No telephone cover to explain such event when I called today to confirm still shut. Why would you close over one of the busiest times of the year? Very disappointed.

3 Thank Jill A
bernard l, Owner at The Barge Pub Restaurant, responded to this review

We will be closed for a a couple or so weeks for maintenance AND refurbishment and everyone was informed we'll in advance enough to book elsewhere for Easter. We have no message facilities with our phone provider otherwise we would have left a message about the situation for when customers called but unfortunately it's not possible with the phone provider... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have had our booking cancelled due to 'reburbishment'? We had another large booking cancelled in January due to 'refurbishment'. Both times at short notice. They seem to be very unreliable and would not now touch them with a Barge pole!! Also they are not answering the phone although in theory they are presently open.

5 Thank shirley19522017
bernard l, Owner at The Barge Pub Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We would hope most of our customers will be happy that we have made the decision to upgrade and refurbish the restaurant to give a better dining experience and we have had mostly positive responses up to now. The previous closure in January was under the previous ownership and was due to a health and... More 

Swineshead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

It was ok but in the last few months the service is not as good staff are not has efficient as they used to be was sat waiting twice trying get attention to order more drinks at the table and never returned during meal like they used to to check if everything was ok also to the portion sizes were... More 

3 Thank jwilson2017
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Had a family meal here this past weekend and despite only ringing up at 6pm that evening they managed to accommodate my table of 6 at 8pm. Warm friendly greeting on arrival and was quickly seated despite it being rather busy. Our orders were taken shortly after and the food was probably about 20 minutes later. A decent waiting time... More 

Thank James R
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We are always sceptical of dining on mothers day due to previous experiences in other establishments of feeling packed in the restaurant and also feeling rushed. We didn't have to worry with The Barge. We were seated efficiently and looked after really well. We appreciated that it was one of the busiest days of the year, but it didn't feel... More 

Thank lisa p
Bourne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went with 40 or so other members of our car club to the barge for Fish and Chips. The pub is large and coped well with our pre-booked group who admittedly went on a Tuesday. The organisation was good and the fish and chips were tasty hot and satisfying.

Thank Neil_Jervis2014
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were actually on our way to Boston to visit one one in hospital. We stopped off for lunch on he way. We had never been before and had no idea what to expect. We were quickly seated, despite not having booked and the place being rather busy. There was a light menu and a standard menu. We chose a... More 

Thank Sue W
Boston, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We enjoyed a good lunch here. The food was reasonably price and the service acceptable. Very busy that day. The beer was well kept and good. The food was good with good size portions - not mini portions which I do not like/want.

Thank Scouser63
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very nice place,staff very cheefull and efficent,food exellent, the fish was big enough to feed a family. The only problem is opening hours, you need to check before you go,also a good iidea to book as its very popular.

1 Thank summer2000_10
Boston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Five of us went for a birthday meal. 3 of us had fish, 1 gammon and 1 suet pudding. All food was hot and extremely tasty. We then had desserts. 4 of us had the raspberry white cheesecake and 1 had hot chocolate and custard. The service, staff and food was excellent. Looking forward to going again.

Thank 55ang22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swineshead Bridge, Swineshead PE20 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Swineshead
  • Phone Number: +44 1205 820267
Traditional British Pub Restaurant

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?