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★★★★★

“The Best Pub near Hay-on-Wye”

Written on: 16/09/2013 by Fellman (2 reviews written)

The Cornish cod is to die for. The views are great. The staff and the atmosphere are wonderful. We go there regularly. I always take my visitors there - they all love it. Very extensive menu. Great beers - my favourite is Doom Bar - having said that my best mate lived in Dorset/Devon so home from home!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant Family Freindly Pub”

Written on: 28/04/2012 by Fellman (2 reviews written)

Cornish cod for their fish'n chips and Doom Bar real ale - what a meal. Very family friendly. Extensive menu - all good. Landlord & landlady great company Chef brilliant Views brilliant We take family and friends there regularly Since it changed hands it has become our favourite… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“WORST PUB EVER VISITED - 15.9.2011”

Written on: 11/09/2011

This is the first pub in Wales I have been too and feel a clear hate for english people. This pub was not interested what so ever in visitors, just locals despite it being a pub on the river. A group of us canoed and camped on a nearby site. We asked for meals and they clearly wasnt to keen on catering for us despite us calling before hand. The food come out and many of us ordered burgers. As a result we got burgers which were rock hard, on a bun of plain bread no butter, undercooked chips and… Read Full Review

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Written on: 14/01/2012

The Boat Whitney on Wye is in England you donkey!!

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Fellman's Comment

Written on: 16/09/2013

This is the best Pub in the area - what did you do to annoy the Landlord? You must have been pretty unpleasant! More fool you!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 28/04/2012

Not only is it in England but it sells Doom Bar, a fantastic ale from the south west, and Cornish cod for its fish 'n Chips, which are the best in the Hay-on-Wye area.

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Fellman's Comment

Written on: 16/09/2013

Too right Boyo!!

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★☆☆☆☆

“Nasty Cleaner!”

Written on: 20/06/2011

This weekend we canoed from Hay and we booked a table at the boat for lunch for 12 of us...On arrival we had a small carrier bag of rubbish from the morning on the river. As their was a bin outside the boat we naturally deposited it in the bin outside. The bar staff were very friendly and showed us to our table and we ordered our food and a few of us went outside to have a cigarrette. What happened next can only be described as a scene out of night of the living dead... This mad woman ( who… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great friendly pub with good atmosphere and good food”

Written on: 02/06/2011

I visited the Boat Inn with 5 other friends in April 2011 after doing an all day walk in the Black Mountains. We were staying overnight at a hotel @ 2 miles up the road from the Boat but when we checked in we found that the kitchen was closed and no food was available. We decided to cram into one vehicle and drive to the Boat for dinner and a few drinks and our plan was to leave the car at the pub and walk back to our hotel at the end of the night.We all enjoyed excellent food at a reasonable… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“great food and a great pub. i have been twice in the...”

Written on: 29/03/2011

great food and a great pub. i have been twice in the last month.i had rump steak which was massive and the next week week i had the rib eye.both were out of this world and the chips were as good as a chip shop… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“What can i say.... this is a great eating house, the...”

Written on: 21/02/2011

What can i say.... this is a great eating house, the menu is massive and NEVER fails to impress me, we eat there often and travel the 60 mile round trip and belive me its worth every penny, the stakes are great and the servise is friendly with Huge the bar man who knows his stuff and keeps a good pint. if your going in the summer be prepaired to wait for a table has a typical sataurday they serve 200+ meals ITS WORTH THE WAIT BELIVE ME!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Although from the outside the Boat looks in need of...”

Written on: 16/09/2010

Although from the outside the Boat looks in need of some TLC inside was nicely furnished maybe a bit dated. Stunning views of the Wye through the double glazed picture windows. Staff were friendly and helpful despite a very large menu food was fresh and well cooked the portions very generous. Service was attentive but not intrusive.We could relax and take our time would like to come back and try more of the menu… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“ Having visited the Boat Inn some 15+yrs ago and...”

Written on: 15/06/2010 by NPDavies (1 review written)

Having visited the Boat Inn some 15+yrs ago and served salamon from a tin!!by an elderly couple who sadly did not appear to want us there!!.I visited again tonight with my wife. The outside of the building looked somewhat ragged with scaffolding etc but we decided to take a chance. On entering we were greeted by a very pleasant young lady at the bar. The owner Mr Robert Taylor then came and apologised re the external appearance stating that work was being carried out on the roof and front of… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“i was not happy with the staff, they had no idea what...”

Written on: 22/04/2010

i was not happy with the staff, they had no idea what was in the dish that i asked them about, they simply stared at me as though i was something off another planet. The atmosphere was dead, had no energy to it at all. The food itself was good quality food and well presented. i would not recommend this pub to my fellow friends… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Recently back in the hands of the owners (has been...”

Written on: 19/03/2010 by glamorous assistant (1 review written)

Recently back in the hands of the owners (has been tenanted for some years) this pub is back to a really friendly local serving good, well presented honest food. Helpful friendly staff, welcoming landlords, great wood burning stove & fab views of the river wye. Well worth a visit and forget the last few years!! Good value food and wide range of flavours & prices to choose from, you will not leave hungry!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Don't let the initial appearance put you off. The rear...”

Written on: 29/10/2009

Don't let the initial appearance put you off. The rear of the pub, dining room and gardens all look out on the peaceful River Wye with occaisional entertainment courtesy of the RAF. There is a proper bar with pool/darts and a range of ales and ciders if you fancy and a separate dining romm with bar. I went with 3 others and the food was clearly individually prepared from the daily lunchtime menu and specials board. Fresh fish, vegetarian options and the omnipresent Liver and Onions. Staff… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“What a surprise the Boat Inn at Whitney was! ...”

Written on: 29/10/2009

What a surprise the Boat Inn at Whitney was! Unassuming from outside but the location on the banks of the River Wye is superb. The panoramic windows across the back of the restaurant gave a fantastic view of the river and surrounding countryside including the Brecon Beacons. An excellent mooring site for canoeists and small boats. For those who enjoy wildlife there is a pair of breeding otters nearby. The lunch menu was varied and inventive. A range of dishes for vegetarians are included… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A regular to the Boat Inn, food is well priced and...”

Written on: 05/10/2009

A regular to the Boat Inn, food is well priced and always prepared to a good quality standard. The barmen and waiters are friendly and sociable, adding to the relaxed atmosphere; I would recommend to all!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have never yet had a bad meal at the Boat Inn, good...”

Written on: 29/09/2009

I have never yet had a bad meal at the Boat Inn, good food, attentive staff,all fresh food, no frozen… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We had been to The Boat Inn a few years back & checked...”

Written on: 27/09/2009 by RDW (2 reviews written)

We had been to The Boat Inn a few years back & checked various reviews, which seemed a mixed bag, but decided to give it a trial. We went for the Sunday carvery & what we got was the worst pub meal in living memory. The plates were cold, & the vegetables were even colder. They took the plates away to microwave, just to try & get a little warmth in the food. The beef turned out to be overcooked, tough & indigestible. Much of this we had to leave on the plate & we decided to pass on the desserts… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Boat Inn is typical of a pub not needing to try as...”

Written on: 19/09/2009

The Boat Inn is typical of a pub not needing to try as the camp site close by provides a captive audience of customers.

Meal was average, starter came with main course! Asked for a rare steak and came completely over cooked.

Would avoid to stop disappointment… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“After having not visited the Boat Inn for many years,...”

Written on: 09/09/2009

After having not visited the Boat Inn for many years, I decided to book an evening table for a get together with a few close freinds.
The beautiful river setting has remained unchanged and the restaurant ambience was very relaxing and warming. The menu had a degree of diversification which differed it from the norm of food served in pub restaruants. The meals were to a high standard of quality and presentation, and the staff were informative and polite.
I congratulate the new owner on doing a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Having heard of Boat Inn, Whitney-On-Wye pub from...”

Written on: 02/09/2009

Having heard of Boat Inn, Whitney-On-Wye pub from friends who were canoeing down the wye, we decided to take a drive out to the marches, touring black and white villages and ending up for dinner at The Boat Inn. It was a welcome site after quite a wet day.The resturaunt sits in an idyllic position right on the riverbank with large glass windows lots of wildlife activity. We ordered the fresh cod and homemade chips and steak and ale pie with veg,we eat out quite often and can say the food here… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“We stayed at the Boat Inn in rooms above the pub as...”

Written on: 12/07/2009 by dunroming (1 review written)

We stayed at the Boat Inn in rooms above the pub as part of a canoe trip. The evening meal was good but a bit pricey. B+B hugely expensive at £60 for a double room and £50 for a single room. Rooms had not been vacummed for some time as remains of the dead spider will testify, also dirty towels and stained bed linen, door lock not working and not fixed, shower to hot or too cold, really loud duke box playing until 2am, pub not quiet until 4am. Piles of junk on the landing of the B+B rooms… Read Full Review

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