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The Boat House

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103 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BL, England
+44 1491 834100
12:00 - 23:00
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

food was not bad , staff much better than I encountered the night before down the road. will try here again in the future

1 Thank rich t
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this pub over the past year after moving in to the area . The food has always been basic but hot and good value . However our most recent visit was a disaster. We took our daughter and son in law and had a meal and took part in the Thursday night quiz as previous visits on... More 

Thank welsh363
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Pub is full of potential, but is lost on the poor quality of staff and microwaved food offerings. I've had two meals and every time I've had to send something back. The toilets are always messy and had run out of paper. The outside is always full of cigarette butts and needs brushing. When I walked in the other... More 

Thank hayleybell3
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a lovely pub right on the river bank it used to be a favourite of ours. However, the latest change of ownership has made it a 'never again'. On our latest Saturday, lunchtime visit, the place was unusually deserted. I'm not surprised. Our first choice meals and much else from the menu were not available. Soup went cold whilst... More 

Thank Tony H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Boat House is now a Greene King operated pub and it is now an example of what can go wrong with this. First the good: the service is polite and helpful, and deals with disappointment very well - at least within the bounds of the possible. The beers are predominately Greene King - as expected - and the inclusion... More 

Thank lenpan
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Been here a few times as a break during a walk up the Thames path. Great sat outside in the summer, and nice and cosy in the conservatory on a winters day. Have never been disappointed whether we've had breakfast, lunch or dinner here. Can be a bit chaotic at times; but the popularity of the place is a testament... More 

1 Thank Alex C
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The service is really friendly but the food is awful. Sounds nice in the menu but always tasteless and dry. Awful for kids too!

Thank Charlotte M
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Boat House is beside the river at Wallingford, providing a great place to sit and enjoy a drink, particularly in the summer months. There is a good range of beers, outdoor seating and friendly staff. Unfortunately the food is a big disappointment; soggy pies, overcooked vegetables, really no redeeming features.

Thank Tim H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Been here before a few months ago after moving into the area and to be honest the service wasn't great nor was the food, but after giving it another go this week, what a change around clearly due to the new management. This time the food was excellent and the service was great, they couldn't do enough for us. Thank... More 

1 Thank Vz V
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I had lunch in here with an elderly relative. The place has changed hands since our last visit and from the moment the new Landlord came over to our table, we experienced excellent service :-). On his recommendation we both had the Spicy Jerk Chicken burger. The burgers were extremely tasty and the ingredients were succulent and fresh-tasting. I really... More 

Thank SurreyRonnie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 834100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?