The Boatman

4.4
626 reviews
£25 and under
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 626 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SS91
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was average, we ordered the vegetarian sharing platter expecting the bread and vegetables to be hot considering the cold weather but everything was cold and the vegan burger was nothing special. There was no outdoor heating so the staff and customers were cold for the entire evening which made it difficult to enjoy the meal fully. However the service and location was great which I why I gave 3 stars.

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RosieH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The location was nice but that was the only good thing! The chairs were falling apart, the menu wasn’t great and our food took an hour to come!

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JeffH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under the current Covid conditions, they did great.

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RyanM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank goodness the pubs are open again! The sheltered patio area with heaters was fantastic in the chill when we are forced to sit outside.

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Rob64
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, good portions, lovely staff would highly recommend when visiting Windsor

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Michele
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service lovely food but fumes from the boat spoilt it a bit

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ShirleyH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Location is ideal - views of river and near shops of Eton and Windsor, and also the theatre when that's open again.
Service was friendly and efficient .
Our lunch was very good - just as we expected, as same as last time we visited, before the last lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food served well
It was a little chilly

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live this pub. Nice atmosphere and really good quality food at an appropriate price. 👍👍👌👌

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SandraJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great and location is one of the best in Windsor

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PenM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place to go for a first meal out and draft pint after lock down, food was amazing staff very professional, enjoyed it so much we've booked to come back.

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chim
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic & our waiter was so lovely & cheerful x

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GBuck
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice setting by the river. Looking forward to going back.

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ErichS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the food, great service.
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, the atmosphere is always lively and happy. Friendly and helpful staff.

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MihaiG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful location on the river with lovely friendly staff. Food portions are generous and tasty! Sticky toffee pudding was slightly burnt - would definitely go again.

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LESLEYF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter and two small grandchildren there for early dinner after panto. Lovely appropriate food, friendly efficient service. Lovely location next to river, like sitting in a glass orange. Thx

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Issy
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing dinner the other night for my birthday. Bought out two dogs and got served by the loveliest people. Didn’t feel rushed and we were very very well looked after! Can’t recommend you guys enough and the food was outstanding. Thank you so much for making my birthday so nice given the circumstances! Hope to see you guys soon again

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NikiM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal! Staff and food was great! Thank you

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HelenOb
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bad a wonderful Sunday roast and have paid many visits over the last few years would highly recommend it it was my birthday weekend so it topped it off beautifully thank you

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SharanS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful manager who helped us rearrange our time slot at the very last minute and ensured our little girl had a wonderful birthday celebration. Roast lunch fantastic, kids’ chips were a little overdone but being very very picky there. Great ambience and of course a wonderful location. Overall would highly recommend.

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PennyM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There was a good variety of food on the menu and what we choose was very tasty and well presented.

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Minty
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pretty location, we sat in the wonderfully warm conservatory overlooking the river . Excellent friendly service from Lee and the team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely, from end to end. Great food, pleasant ambience; we were lucky to be in the presence of celebrity Warwick Davis. Conforms how a real gem this establishment is.

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KeithH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Super location . Ate in the glassed area outside and near the door so a bit chilly. every time it opened .

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Ibond
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed and will come again. See you soon!

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PrincessA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty, the ambience was good, the staff were helpful and friendly. What more could you ask for

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BiaB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honest delicious food! Great atmosphere! Looking forward to come back after the lockdown!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, sea bass we phenomenal.
Offeeed horseradish sauce to accompany it by a waiter which we were not aware of as a traditional accompaniment! But lovely evening and service levels.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From being seated to service, food and drink. We had a lovely evening celebrating our wedding anniversary

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SheenaH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience, the best roast dinner we've tasted in a long while. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend it.

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Juicemaster
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy roast- great location. Very jolly servers and felt very Covid safe

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service excellent food very comfortable atmosphere very enjoyable evening

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LindseyA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing meal. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Couldn’t fault them

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DavidP
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked an anniversary dinner for my partner and myself on a Saturday night. My first choice restaurant was fully booked so went for this instead based on the reviews from Open Table and was not disappointed. The food was excellent and so was the service. No complaints. Would be happy to have dinner or lunch here again.

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Rosie
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our group of 6 friends were welcomed and well looked after. The conservatory was very nice especially as the light faded and the lights came on. A very easy place for a late lunch or early evening meal.

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PSDSH
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the scenic, relaxed setting. The food was very good, though not exceptional - I had the prawn skewers and the sea bass. Service was friendly and discreet. I would recommend The Boatman and would definitely return.

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AlisonJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely location. We went for lunch. We were given a table overlooking the river. Pleasant atmosphere, good food and very efficient and friendly service.

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LesleyS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on a Thursday evening and were delighted when we were told there is 35% off food at the moment. Ended up having 3 courses each as a result! Scallops were the best I've ever had and the shoulder of lamb was delish!

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BobG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just what the doctor ordered. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was
good and plentiful. We had a very young baby with us and there was plenty of room for him in is pushchair/pram. All itms were in place re Covid...Thank you.

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NicP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It’s your average pub food. Nothing special but ok.

FAQs

The Boatman is rated 4.4 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.