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The Boat Inn Restautant

) #20 of 91 Restaurants in Matlock $$ - $$$ , British,
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
+44 1629 258083
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Found this through trip advisor. Good pub food menu and large portions. Reasonably priced. Allows dogs and children. Lovely steak and blue cheese sauce. Beer garden.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having booked a table for 8pm a few weeks in advance we expected to be in the main bar,instead we were shown to a small room away from the main area. When we said we wanted to listen to the live music the lady said...More

Thank willowcazoom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped into the Boat for dinner on our way back from biking in the Peak District. We loved the friendly atmosphere, especially with the locals having their Sunday night boules game. I had the veggie lasagne which was delicious & my other half had the...More

Thank Ms K F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Cromford and came here for an evening meal twice. The first was a Monday (pie night) and the pie we had was really good, obviously home made and served with chips to die for! Really good. The other evening my husband...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is in a good location. But very little parking. It has a good view over the pond and a good beer garden. The pub is very old with interior to match. We entered and nobody was around the lady came cleaning and we...More

1  Thank Helen M
Dave M, Manager at The Boat Inn Restautant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are tucked away in a side street hidden from the main road. You cannot see the Pond from inside or outside of the Pub. It's a tradional Olde Worlde Pub. The menu has nearly 60 items on it and our food quality is always...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Willersly Castle and had read a review on trip advisor that said The Boat Inn was good for meals. Well let me tell you its excellant. The atmosphere is so friendly. We intended to book somewhere special for our anniversary meal...More

1  Thank DurhamLily
Dave M, Manager at The Boat Inn Restautant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheers for the constructive feedback

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We often visit cromford on our travels and always call in for a drink and a bite to eat , but just lately it's looking a bit shabby , must be time for a make over.

1  Thank rogC56
Dave M, Manager at The Boat Inn Restautant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Insulting and inaccurate. The Pub is probably better than it's been since we have been here

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Recently stayed in cromford decided on a meal out at the boat a lovely little pub in beautiful surroundings We didn't have to wait very long for our meal and the girl that served me at the bar was friendly enough but somewhat disappointed when...More

Thank sloopydog
Dave M, Manager at The Boat Inn Restautant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Weird as this is a new complaint for us, it's normally the complete opposite

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We passed though on our way up to Scotland. The hotel recommended this place and we can now see why. Mixed grill means half a BBQ which is my dreAm. My wife went for the goats cheese and red cabbage tart and loved it, surprisingly...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Enjoyed drinking a wonderful selection of well kept ales in this pub four out of the seven nights of my stay in Cromford. Booked for an evening meal on the Wednesday (steak night) My 10oz fillet steak was cooked perfectly and very reasonably priced, probably...More

Thank Podiathingg
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sue g
30 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Yes, we often have more dogs than customers
13 May 2017|
Response from Dave M | Property representative |
Unfortunately no. We open at 12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scarthin | Cromford, Matlock DE4 3QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 258083
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