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. The menu offers plenty of options to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. After a little time pondering, I opted to start with garlic field mushrooms atop toasted focaccia, which did not disappoint. My main course of vegan shepherd’s pie was a true delight, topped with creamy sweet potato and packed with fresh vegetables and lentils in a rich tomato sauce. My partner enjoyed a generous portion of whitebait served with tartare sauce to start, followed by rib-eye steak cooked to perfection in garlic butter and served with fries and a dressed side salad. We ended the evening on a sweet note, indulging in sumptuous coffee and walnut panna cotta, and rich chocolate brownie served with Devonshire ice cream.