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The Boathouse

Ormesby Broad Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St. Margaret NR29 3LP, England
+44 1493 730342
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (36 reviews)
“beef” (25 reviews)
“sea bass” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Ormesby Broad Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St. Margaret NR29 3LP, England
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1 - 10 of 648 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderfully warm and welcoming, most helpful and pleasant staff. Beautiful clean rooms, excellent facilities and gorgeous bed and linen. Superb views over the broads and a tranquil feel. Both breakfast and dinner excellent. Thoroughly recommend for a relaxing break.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edwards2405
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and we hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband booked last minute treat, we have been several times before and was not disappointed this time with either the food, or the service. The only thing I would say is it would be nice to have some changes to the menu!! Has been the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ag61g
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit once again. We change our menu twice a year. We serve summer menu from April to October and Winter Menu from November to March.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for one night with a Secret Escapes deal. The pub with rooms is situated in a lovely spot. There is ample parking. Our room no 2.was a bit quirky in that is was situated on the first floor without lift...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jeffb7
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comprehensive review. Apologies that the radiator was not turned on and we’ve taken this matter up with our housekeeping team. It’s nice that you felt the staff were pleasant and efficient and we are really so friendly here at The Boathouse...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Regulars to The Boathouse for the few years it has been open and for many more as the Eels Foot. Booked a few weeks ago in person to ensure table we wanted for party of seven. On arrival informed that we had been moved for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 468lucyp
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We must apologise again for the misunderstanding concerning your booking. It is possible one or two of our staff maybe very tired after an incredibly busy Christmas period although this is not excuse and as we do we will continue...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second family meal at this restaurant. We enjoyed the Christmas Menu which was as good if not better not better than our last visit. All our guests were very impressed. The staff were all very welcoming and efficient and the welcoming atmosphere Is very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, looking forward to your next visit with us. Mike and Belinda Minors

Reviewed 13 December 2018

No!!! The reason was disturbed nights sleep. Stayed last Friday and Saturday night in one of the rooms above the pub to attend a wedding on the Saturday. We arrived and were stunned how lovely the place was. We were greeted professionally and show to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dnaroadshow
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking a time to share your experience with our establishment. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We also would like to say thank you for pointing out the problem with the noise. We are...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

A lovely surprise to find this gem by Rollesby Broad... great food and friendly staff. Really enjoyed this meal. Good menu choices especially for veggies.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rae D
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your lunch at The Boathouse. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Mike and Belinda Minors (Owners)

Reviewed 10 December 2018

This was our second visit, the first being on a sunny October day when we were able to eat lunch outside by the broad. On this visit we say in the pub, as the weather was a bit grim. The pub was warm and welcoming,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TrudiPunch
MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

We are glad that your enjoyed your visit with us once again at The Boathouse and we did not disappoint you. Thank you for taking your time to write your review. Mike and Belinda Minors (Owners)

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Just had a great stay again at ‘The boathouse’ Friday to Sunday Lovely view over looking the Broads. Crisp clean bedding on super comfy beds. Everywhere is spotless and staff polite. The restaurant is very popular and it shows as it was very busy with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for writing such a nice review. It is always nice to hear that we are doing it right. Mike and Belinda Minors (Owners)

Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Nice surroundings but my goodness, such a rushed experience! Plates taken away too quickly and literally a guard of honour at the end of the evening who couldn't wait for us to exit. Unfortunately driving home, I became ill, being violently sick. I am hoping...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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MBMinors, Owner at The Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

We are really sorry you had such a poor experience with us. It would be helpful if you rang us to confirm when you visited us so we can review the CCTV which will help us to retrain our staff. We hope you will come...More

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suemilt1
10 October 2017|
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Response from scorpionana | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you phone direct I believe they will taking bookings now.
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Keeley-Marie H
20 July 2017|
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Response from AmberNorfolk | Reviewed this property |
Hi. its a carvery on a Sunday, but don't know if other food is on offer. Would definitely recommend booking.
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goonerpaula
26 June 2016|
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Response from scorpionana | Reviewed this property |
We visited recently and the cost was £9.99. We ate at 2pm and there was still an excellent choice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ormesby Broad Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St. Margaret NR29 3LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Ormesby St. Margaret
  • Phone Number: +44 1493 730342
  • E-mail
Description
The Boathouse is Norfolk's most anticipated new venue for 2014. Formerly the Eels Foot pub, the venue has been lovingly restored and extended and now serves traditional pub grub(with the occasional twist) during the day with country and gastro dining in the evenings (carvery option only on Sundays). Food is served from 12 noon - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm daily (Monday - Saturday) and 12 noon - 6pm on Sundays. We use the finest fresh seasonal local ingredients with all meals being prepared to order. Beautifully presented interior with outdoor seating, children's play area and stunning views of the Broad. We can assure you of a very warm welcome at the Boathouse.
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