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The Ferryboat Inn

High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
+44 118 984 2161
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (6 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a first visit to this pub for lunch we found the staff to be welcoming and efficient despite the fact that the place was very busy. The hamburgers were of very good quality and well cooked. There was a short but nice selection of...More

Thank Richard1000000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly situated for us all coming from different places to meet for lunch, the staff could not have been more helpful from the moment I made a booking enquiry. For a big group ranging from 8 weeks to 70+ years old the Garden Room was...More

Thank onehappycustomer1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined at the Ferryboat twice in the last month, both occasions the staff were friendly and efficient. Food quality was good, especially the Fish and chips - very large portion with not too much batter. Beer quality was good. Overall a good experience- we will...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were in the room at the back ideal for small party, food good and hot service excellent.could not fault anything.

Thank autosparks
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I took my parents here in the New Year to celebrate my Dads birthday. It was a busy night, I had been made aware of a large party when I booked the table. Even though the restaurant was full we were not nelgected at all,...More

Thank Skywalker715
william573, Owner at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you on another occasion.

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Our wives group from church chose this place for our after a Christmas lunch. There were 15 of us so quite a lot to deal with. Food was excellent. I had liver which I was dubious about but it was cooked exactly as I would...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I went here for an event. At first we were having a nice time but then we met the owner where he used a race at slur in front of us... we blew it off at first.. but we were highly uncomfortable.and...More

Thank Samantha May G
william573, Owner at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

It would be inappropriate to use this media to comment in detail on the unfortunate, inaccurate and implied slur on myself as the owner or on the business. Suffice it to say the inappropriate and irritating behaviour of a couple late in the evening of...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

We waited over an hour for our food.We asked for water which also took over an hour.My friend ordered fish and was delivered cheese pasta!This is not acceptable.It wasnt actually that busy!

3  Thank Zanna8
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We came for Sunday lunch following the Remembrance service and parade at Pangbourne College as 'the Ferryboat' had been recommended by friends. It didn't disappoint as we had an excellent lunch for six of us with good service. The food was well cooked, and a...More

Thank ChessMum
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Another visit here and the same very warm welcome. Even the lunch menu had an excellent choice with specials like belly pork and lamb shank on the Board, traditional pub fayre, sandwiches, ploughmans, burgers and pizzas. The prices seem very fair.The marinara pizza with plenty...More

Thank PaulBerkshire
william573, Owner at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Thank you for you kind comments and we look forward to when you are next able to visit us

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Whitchurch-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 984 2161
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Nestling in the small idyllic village of Whitchurch-on-Thames, and just a few yards from the Toll Bridge, is The Ferryboat. A beautiful 18th century country bar and restaurant that’s packed with atmosphere. With an established reputation for serving fine food and bar snacks, complemented by a good selection of quality wines, ales and soft drinks, it is the perfect place to visit for a casual drink, lunch or dinner. Whether it’s after a walk or cycle ride along the Thames Path or as a stop-off point as you journey along the river, you are always guaranteed a warm welcome. The newly added function room, known as “The Garden Room”, is an ideal location for a business meeting or private function.
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