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The Boathouse at Boulters Lock

4.6
4.6
570 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Situated on our very own island, we’re very fortunate to benefit from Maidenhead’s finest al fresco dining and drinking spot, where everyone is welcome.

Eat, drink and indulge, from classic gastropub favourites to modern, healthy dishes – and weekend blow-outs from our chefs’ specials that make an occasion memorable.

True hospitality is about making you feel you’re at home away from home. We cherish our regulars, but are just as welcoming to first time visitors, so if this is your local, don’t be shy in recommending us to your friends. We’ll give them a peachy welcome too!

From a decent flat white, to a great value lunch, an indulgent treat to a well-made cocktail, there’s always a reason to visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Booked 41 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 09:30–23:00
    Sun 09:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01628 621291

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Hughes

  • Area

    Maidenhead

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

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What 570 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Berkshire

    Healthy

  • Berkshire

    Hot Spot

  • Berkshire

    Lunch

  • Berkshire

    Scenic View

  • Berkshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Berkshire

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Berkshire

    British

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  1. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The boathouse is a lovely place with great food and service and a lovely atmosphere

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded 3 days ago

    what great comments! thanks a bunch Carol!

  2. HB

    HoneyBees

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful location, service was excellent. In the past food has been variable in quality, but yesterday excellent.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 25 November 2021

    Thank you so much! its so great to hear you found our food excellent quality.

  3. KP

    KaronP

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    A good buzz - but not too loud for a Sunday morning breakfast. Great staff, and a lovely view.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 23 November 2021

    Karon what a wonderful review thank you so much!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff are great!!!!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 20 November 2021

    Thank you so much anon!

  5. m

    menors

    Berkshire

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely location, a little noisy inside, food quality good, menu choice wide. Service pretty good.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thank you so much for taking the time leave such kind feedback!

  6. r

    ryanf

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time , food and service was amazing.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thank you so much for your 5 stars Ryan, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

  7. P

    Phil

    Gloucestershire

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous experience once again. We have been here about 6 times in the last year or so . Really nice light area for our table. Lovely friendly service, fantasy roast pork and desert. Very

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 16 November 2021

    Thank you such comments regarding the food and service! we hope to see you again soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Hard to find Sunday Roast Beef with option to be served pink for me and we'll done for my wife. Overall an outstanding location with warm service and great food. Shame the app is awful.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 23 November 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback regarding your visit! we are so glad to hear your food was so great! we are sorry to hear you were unable to use the app.

  9. JM

    JaneM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Very enjoyable meal as ever, after a nice walk by the Thames.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 5 November 2021

    Thank you for such kind comments! we are overjoyed to hear your visit was so pleasant!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous!!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 5 November 2021

    Thanks for such a fabulous comment!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect brunch venue

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 5 November 2021

    Thanks so much for the lovely comments! we hope you had a great visit!

  12. T

    Triplet3

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only place to come in the Maidenhead love everything about it

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 31 October 2021

    Thank you so much for the smashing review! we are so glad you love to visit us! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  13. b

    bebo

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were served by Tommy who gave great recommendations and looked after us well. The food was delicious and we had a lovely lunch.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 31 October 2021

    Thank you so much for such kind comments about your visit and our team member Tommy! he is an asset to the team and will be overjoyed to hear you had such an enjoyable visit!

  14. DT

    DavidT

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable lunch in such glorious surroundings

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 31 October 2021

    Thanks so much for the positive feedback and 5 stars David!

  15. M

    Mervetheswerve

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was half terms and so was somewhat quiet at 10.00 am a little later than we normally have breakfast here. My wife suggested I cancel as I was suffering from a touch of vertigo but I would not miss this place unless I was confined to bed! I felt peckish and wondered if I could do justice to the Full English but it was just enough. Two rashers of bacon a couple of poached eggs (could have been warmer) toasted sourdough, just lightly toasted, a sausage a couple of mushrooms and a tomato and some baked beans. The sun came out the wind blew, traffic was light on the river and then several young children arrived.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 26 October 2021

    Thank you so much for the incredible review regarding your recent visit to us, we are thrilled to hear you had such an outstanding stay! we are also glad your peckish thoughts turned into a full English! we cant wait for your next visit!

  16. KW

    KateW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a delicious meal. The service was really good and the new decor is very nice.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 25 October 2021

    Kate, Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding your delicious food and positive feedback about the service and our décor, we are thrilled to hear you had a great visit! See you again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    I do like it here …. Lovely location by the river!!! Waitress this particular day was pretty miserable…. ! Shame !!

  18. AA

    AnnA

    Berkshire

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service throughout our meal! Food was delicious

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 22 October 2021

    Thanks Anna really great to hear you enjoyed your food and that the service was impressive, we cant wait to see you again soon !

  19. O

    Ozzy

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere, good service, lovely evening out, would recommend

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 20 October 2021

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! we hope to see you again soon!

  20. IK

    IriniK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. Lovely waitress looking after our table and the view was just stunning! Highly recommended and look forward to returning!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 18 October 2021

    WOW! thank you so much for such kind words regarding your visit! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  21. M

    Mervetheswerve

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was alone this Sunday as my wife was unwell so lots of time to consider what to have from the extensive "Weekend Breakfast" menu. The lady on the adjacent table was pregnant and I think this must have attracted lots of couples with young babies! I finally selected the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on the sourdough. The sourdough was a little tough but very enjoyable and two cups of lovely latte and a glass of prosecco set me on my way back home to start paperwork. An hour and half in this peaceful location passes so easily, watching the ducks and geese preen themselves on the landing stage. I re-book as soon as I get home and have selected a slightly later time, but we are booked for end of November for our wedding anniversary and I am coming to the cheese and wine night.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 19 October 2021

    WOW! Thank you so much for such positive feedback! we are so glad your visit was so peaceful and serene. We cant wait to welcome yourselves back for your wedding anniversary and our great wine and cheese evening.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Family dinner for eight. Served by a charming NZ waitress. We all enjoyed ourselves. Food was good and the atmosphere was ‘buzzy’ without being too loud.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 15 October 2021

    Thank you so much for such a generous review! its great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the food was good! We cant wait to welcome you back again in the near future.

  23. GP

    GandPFoodLovers

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Always enjoy good food. Setting is lovely (we live overlooking this river!). Service still needs attention, but we return regularly/weekly and will continue to do so

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 15 October 2021

    Thank you so much for the 4 star review! its great to hear you enjoy our delicious food and restaurant setting! we hope to see you again super soon.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I booked Boulters Lock for my birthday and we visited with 4 friends. Our table position was perfect as we wanted to look over the river and our waiter Tom was probably one of the best we have encountered for a very long time. He explained each of our choices perfectly when we had questions, showing his knowledge of the menu and the Wine of the Month he recommended was enjoyed by all. Top marks for food, ambience and service. We will definitely return !

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 16 October 2021

    Wow what an outstanding review! thank you from the bottom our teams hearts for such positive feedback! Tom is an excellent member of staff and he will be thrilled to hear what an impact he had on your visit. we hope to see you again soon!

  25. FA

    FARESO

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Pleasant atmosphere and food as always with a view to match.. On this occasion we were served by Jack who was exceptionally pleasant and professional - certainly an added bonus to our lunch.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 15 October 2021

    Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your visit. Jack is great member of staff and is an asset to our team, he will be over the moon to hear that his hard work does not go unnoticed! We hope to welcome you back to Boulters Lock again soon.

  26. O

    Olivia

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Food is a bit let down, toilet needs clean

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 10 October 2021

    Thank you for your review Olivia - we are always listening to our guests feedback. We would greatly appreciate if you could contact us direct about your experience as we would to chat further? Please could you get in touch at reservations@peahcpubs.co m

  27. S

    Susieswimsuit10

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for my Dad’s 90th birthday and found the service, food and setting absolutely perfect. Although personally living quite a way away, I would return without hesitation.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 11 October 2021

    Thank you for such a lovely review Susie, we are glad you had such a great time with us! we cant wait to welcome you back again soon.

  28. RC

    RobertClaire

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute perfection: the most amazing Beef Wellington, pure heaven. Accompanied by perfect service. My favourite restaurant.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 10 October 2021

    Wow - pure heaven! Thank you so much for these wonderful words, we hope to see you again soon!

  29. L

    Lorraine

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Service was a bit slow, but food and atmosphere were great

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 10 October 2021

    Thank you Lorraine for your review, sorry if things were a little relaxed on tour recent visit but we would love to see you again soon!

  30. C

    Clodina

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful meal with an amazing view. Our first time here and we’d go back again.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 6 October 2021

    That is so nice to hear, if you download our app you can get peachy perks, and collect point! We hope to see you again soon

  31. MH

    MaureenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good food, great service and lovely ambience all combine for a first class dining experience. We will certainly returning to The Boathouse.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 6 October 2021

    Thank you Maureen, we can't wait to welcome you back

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location with fabulous food and friendly staff

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 6 October 2021

    Oh so glad you had a good time, please come back again

  33. O

    Oprii

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Lovely venue, beautiful to visit on a summers day for drinks. However, no parking available. Service was non existent, we were sat for around 20/25mins before someone came to take a drinks order. Water was requested twice for the table before it had arrived. Servers were polite and informative on menu, which was good. It was a good night overall cat hing up with some friends, food was okay not the best one of the dishes had to be returned, untouched. Dessert was hit and miss.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 29 October 2021

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, we are sorry your visit was anything less than great. Please do get in touch with us at reservations@peachpubs.c o m , we are always listening to our guests and the last thing we want is you to leave with a 3 star experience.

  34. EF

    EmmaF

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We just had the most wonderful time! The staff were all friendly and happy, the food was delicious and my daughter had a wonderful birthday with her "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on her pudding!

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 28 September 2021

    What a lovely Review Emma, the team will be so pleased to read this. We are all delighted your daughter had a wonderful birthday.!

  35. GE

    GEORGEW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Very picturesque location. Parking meter worries detracted from overall enjoyment Maybe some agreement with local authority could eliminate customer anxiety.

  36. MH

    MarkH

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    The food was excellent, if not a little small for the price. The outdoors eating space is very nice and the service was great too.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 25 September 2021

    Thank you for your feedback Mark we will be taking this on board, We are so pleased you felt at home, we would love to welcome you back again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Nice experience.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 6 October 2021

    Good stuff! Thank you

  38. DR

    DomR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Had pre-booked an outside table for a special occasion, but no consideration of that was ever mentioned by the staff & disappointingly we were placed on an outside table in the corner with a limited view. Service was friendly, but not attentive, we were not brought tap water when asked. Food was good but the overall experience could have been so much better

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 20 September 2021

    We are sorry to hear that you were felt feeling disheartened after your recent visit Dom. We always try our best to honor table requests but with riverside tables being in short supply and with us being a celebration pub we can never guarantee which table you will be seated at. As for your experience with the service you were provided, this is not up to our usual standard and we would like to pick this up directly with you. Please contact us at reservations@peachpubs.co m to discuss further.

  39. LB

    LouiseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated here with 2 friends. Never been before and we sat outside. Had hoped having booked an outside river view that we'd be upstairs, but a function was on. We could see the river though! And an outside heater and blankets were most welcome. Oscar our waiter was personable, patient, knowledgeable, polite and could have a laugh! He also wore a mask throughout. His care of our table made it most enjoyable. The food was amazing, serloin steak cooked as ordered and to perfection. large portions, we were stuffed! It is expensive but once in a while, its worth it. Fish is fresh, not frozen but caught, put on ice then cooked for us.. about 12hrs old so you can't get better locally to Maidenhead IMHO. The luxury hot chocolate are wonderful.. but too far towards luke warm for our particular liking! One thing... please stock malibu - kokokanu is NOT Malibu! Lol! Thank you for having us

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 16 September 2021

    Oh wow Louise this is such an incredible 5 star review, thank you from the entire team here at the Boathouse. We are overjoyed to hear that you had such a memorable visit to us and we would love to welcome you back again very very soon!

  40. M

    Mervetheswerve

    Berkshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place never ceases to amaze me! It was very busy and I was happy to sit quietly with a beer milling over my thoughts. It was so quiet earlier they had let some staff go home early! I was there for mussels a d did not disappoint another beer whilst I waited and a glass of white Rioja to go with mussels. Amazing bowl of the molluscs arrived quickly with a liberal quantity of “dipping” broth for the chips. Had to have more chips and followed by an amazing plate of 5 cheeses. Declined the glass of Port! A bout 3 hours and I did not want to leave.

    The Boathouse at Boulters LockResponded on 11 September 2021

    Thanks for another lovely review Mervetheswerve. It is great to hear you enjoyed the mussels and Rioja on this occasion! We hope to see you again soon.

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Booked 41 times today
Google Map for The Boathouse at Boulters Lock

Boulters Lock Island Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 8PE

  • Area

    Maidenhead

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 10:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 09:30–23:00
    Sun 09:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Hughes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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