The Boatman

4.3
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453 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
OUTSIDE TERRACE TABLES- Whilst we will try our best to accommodate any requests, unfortunately we cannot guarantee the reservation of our outside tables.

The Boatman, is Windsor’s only pub on the river at the foot of Windsor Castle overlooking Eton Bridge. Serving freshly cooked food all day everyday from midday to 10pm at night, in the cosy bar, restaurant or in the stunning riverside all-weather conservatory, there is a fine selection of wine, ales, gin and vodka cocktails to choose from.

The bar area is dog friendly, we cannot accept any pets in the conservatory or restaurant. The menu is same everywhere. Please mention you are bringing a dog with you if you are dining with us.

The restaurant can seat up to 80 covers and the conservatory with it’s retractable roof can also provide dining for up to 80 people. Perfect for both private and corporate events; parties, leaving-dos, office lunches, company parties, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, and family get-together.
What 453 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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vipKP23
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

it was a great experience. Shame we couldnt sit on the terrace under some shade and the only downside was the flies. Otherwise, great food, the waitress could have smiled a bit more and been a little bit more pleasant, however, the waiters were very funny and looked after us well

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jeanie
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Windsor and to The Boatman, where we received a warm welcome from the friendly and helpful staff. We were guided to a clean table , well spaced for social distancing. The atmosphere was relaxed, both staff and customers seeming to be comfortable. Service was prompt and efficient and both the main course ( sunday roast beef and the 10oz Sirloin steak) and the puddings ( coconut chocolate brownie and sticky toffee pudding) were delicious and well presented.

We will be back!

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Tracyr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place right by the river edge good found not too expensive good selection to suit everyone easy to get to from the eton side of windSor

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EbonyH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the dinner and the setting, one of the best places I’ve eaten in Windsor!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food
Lovely staff
Lovely environment
With good COVID procedure in place
Felt very safe

SK
SarahK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Lovely view of the Thames. Perfect location. Nice food. Service could be improved

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tzjdwn
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The boatman has always been good but not this time. I was treated like an after thought. It took almost an hour for my order to be taken even though i had a booking. Food is good but not value for money. Service was very poor.

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Phil
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First evening meal out as a family for months. Pleasant evening apart from the swarm of wasps that descended upon us!

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ClaireH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and location. Highly recommended for a sunny lunch by the river.

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KatieN
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Brilliant venue by the river with an incredible atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great lunch in brilliant location - the weather helped as it was lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location & great food. Was enjoyed by all - will come again!

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LisaB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service food and value for money. Highly recommended.

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NicolaS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambience, food and location were all great but unfortunately the service wasn’t fast enough. It felt like there wasn’t a dedicated waiter/waitress for each table so you often had to guess who to call over and ask for drinks/food. There also wasn’t enough of them working either. The waiters and waitresses were pleasant enough though so it’s not the fault of them.

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LucyM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came to celebrate what should have been our wedding day. It was a delicious meal and the server was amazing, very friendly and made sure we wanted for nothing. Only thing I would say is that the website stated that you couldn’t book to sit outside so when we arrived, we asked to sit outside and were told that we couldn’t as it was all booked up? If I had known, I would have booked to sit outside. Despite that, we had an amazing meal and will be back when we’re next in Windsor!

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JustinB
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location. Service slow to start. Food generally good.

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MaryH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Food up to usual good standard. Not impressed with safe distancing inside as there were lots of empty tables and our party of five were joined on the next very close table by another group of five which we felt was quite unnecessary.

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely location,food was great,service was a bit slow,but better than being rushed! Booked for inside but was taken outside but my guests were ok with that.would recommend to all my friends.

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Simran
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to the Boatman for my dad's 61st birthday and was very impressed. The food looked amazing and tasted even better. It was much more than "pub grub". The staff were very friendly and the location of the restaurant is quiet, scenic and family friendly. The staff whipped us up a complimentary pavlova dessert plate on request with "happy birthday" written on it complete with a candle which we all tucked into and loved! Would highly recommend and go back again! :)

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Yvette
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very idyllic setting with great food, great service and lovely choice of wines

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hugely enjoyable Sunday lunch. Friendly staff, quick service, all Covid measures in place.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. With all the government guidelines put in place they made us feel comfortable.

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HungryBoy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Foods great,the setting is great but the front of house guy needs a new job! He makes it feel like he’s doing you a favour by being there. Instead of warm and welcoming he has a real attitude,would put me off going again.

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MPhant
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Main course arrived 5 mins after our starters, which were still being eaten, with no offer from staff to take the mains away and return with new ones at a more reasonable time. As a result, our mains became sodden as we were caught outside when a major rain shower came. Staff did not offer to move us inside, we moved our food/drinks ourselves and got soaked. Had to ask for food to be reheated, it was not offered, and had to request fresh Yorkshire’s as ours were full of rain water. Not the pubs fault that it rained, but their complete lack of assistance from the staff made the whole experience somewhat disappointing.

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GarethM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

If it wasn’t for the amazing food; would have been extremely disappointed. Booked a table that was shoved in a corner. Table was unclean....so sticky didn’t want to put arms down and there was nothing on the table. Just bare. Very poor

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AlisonD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and experience. The food was of very good quality and very tasty.

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PHILIPG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent location food and service next to Thames.

Great restaurant.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great location, friendly staff, efficient service.

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LesleyS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Staff friendly and helpful. Views stunning on a very sunny day. Location good. Menu was pretty basic, burgers, fish and chips etc. Pricing average. My friend enjoyed her roasted vegetables but I was disappointed with my burger.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have only good things to say about a recent visit to the Boatman, the food was great and the staff were professional, helpful and knew what they were doing with all the new rules and regulations in place to keep everybody safe.

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CAROLINEH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were really pleasantly surprised by our visit on Monday. The food was delicious and arrived in a timely manner and the service was second to none. Importantly, we felt safe from a Covid point of view. All staff wearing masks and the tables were nicely spaced out. Will definitely be returning.

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AilsaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food served quickly. Lovely location

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EddoL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful night. Great service! Highly recommended.

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SteveW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon sat by the river, staff were well versed and prepared. Although we did not eat, the food that was coming out of the kitchen looked very appetising. We both said we should use the pub more often and we certainly will.

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WendyG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat.
Food and gin cocktails were delicious 😋

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DarrenL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. Lovely evening, staff friendly and professional as always. Food always good.

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IreneP
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased to find out that it was still possible to be served lunch at 5pm. Our table was on the riverside terrace, so we could enjoy a beautiful view of the Thames. The service was fairly quick and we really enjoyed the food. The staff's respectful attitude towards the social distancing measures made us feel totally safe. It was an overall wonderful experience.

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grunch
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid safe service. good size portions and a lovely view of the river Thames.

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KAJ123
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We showed up right on time for our reservation but waited over twenty minutes after being seated to have our order taken. Food arrived promptly, but then it was difficult to find someone to get the bill. Perhaps the restaurant is short staffed given the circumstances. Food was fine overall but the burgers were served with absolutely nothing on them except the cheese we ordered as an extra. I'm not sure I've ever had a burger at a restaurant served as just meat and bun before. Ambiance outside is wonderful, plenty of space and scenic views.

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PHILIPG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting overlooking the Thames and Eaton.

Delicious food - both mains and desserts.

Very attentive service.

A great restaurant.

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