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The Boathouse

) #129 of 392 Restaurants in Chester €€ - €€€ , British,
21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
+44 1244 328709
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“jw lees” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a really bad time when we ordered drinks - yes there were 10 of us, but we wrote the order down. The drowned the Bacardi in coke, they put dark rum in which should have been just coke, they didn't put lemonade in...More

Thank HAAllred1970
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely food and drink on a hot summers day. Table service was prompt and food and drink reasonably priced. Could probably do with more umbrellas outside as there wasn't much shade and it was an extremely hot day. Overall very nice and would definitely visit...More

Thank charleebee
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited Chester, many times over many years and only found this great pub / restaurant today. The weather was fantastic and we sat outside, on a decking area, overlooking the river. We only had drinks and snacks, but checked the food menus and...More

Thank michael w
Reviewed 1 week ago

I waited 20 minutes and had to call someone over - I asked what was recommended on the menu to be met with a vacant " I don't know" ordered a drink, had to go yo bar to get it as I was dying if...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy during a sunny Sunday daytime however, returned a few hours later. Sat outside on the river. Great location. Staff very helpful choosing types of drinks. Stayed a few hours. Great night xx

Thank Sue1775
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a great night Sue, the team & I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Philip Murray

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Monday night with 8 people.The initial service was good ,but as the meal went on it slowed to a complete stop.We had to chase the staff after 20 minutes waiting for desserts that where less than challenging to the kitchen staff. All...More

Thank neil195527
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback on your visit Neil, I am sorry you didn't enjoy you visit to us on Monday night & I hope it won't put you off returning in future. Kind regards Philip Murray

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for the night and had unfortunately booked a meal out for the evening as we did not know this place would be as nice as it actually was. The rooms were great, really clean and modern and there was a pub literally...More

Thank Sarah S
TheBoathouseChester, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind feedback Sarah. I'm delighted you read that you enjoyed your stay with us & the team I look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards Philip Murray

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boathouse has always been an old favorite over the last twenty years or so - when we visit Chester I always try and call in for a drink. They have refurbed since we last visited and gone upmarket but we were still greeted by...More

Thank Digby98
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had visited this place once before with friends for light snacks, and decided to return again for my brothers 17th birthday meal! It was a Sunday which wasn't too busy but still had a great atmosphere. This was also upheld by the superb service that...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked along the river bank and found the boat house. Lovely spot overlooking the river. Ordered the stacked burger and it was good. The waitress was helpful and the bar man was friendly.

1  Thank Yvonne D
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20 April 2017|
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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