The Boathouse sits in a picturesque and tranquil riverside spot away from the hustle and bustle of Bath’s city centre. Easy access and ample free parking make this a convenient spot for visitors, while nine en-suite guest rooms mean The Boathouse is just as fine a destination for relaxing weekend breaks as it is for cosy meals with family and friends.
Arriving on a chilly evening, we were seated in the beautiful conservatory overlooking the river and surrounding countryside. Friendly, helpful staff combined with rustic decor, a roaring fire and nautical-themed furnishings made for a warm and welcoming setting. As we perused the menu we were pleased to discover that there were plenty of tempting plates on offer to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. After a little time pondering, I opted to start with baked goat’s cheese drizzled with honey and served on a bed of leaves, orange, caramelised walnuts and St Clements dressing, which did not disappoint. My main course of pea, mint and basil arancini was a true delight, served with homemade pesto, roasted root veg and tenderstem brocoli. My partner enjoyed sumptuous game terrine with Melba toast and pickled blackberries to start, followed by the H&W burger, a mouth-watering creation featuring two juicy British beef patties stacked with caramelised smoked bacon, Monterey Jack and homemade burger sauce, all served up in a toasted brioche bun with a side of skin-on fries.