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The Ferryboat Inn

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9 South Street | West Butterwick, Scunthorpe DN17 3JT, England
+44 1724 379530
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading some good reviews we thought we'd try this place with a couple of friends on a Saturday night, unfortunately we won't be going back. The starters were good, but it ended there, we asked for a bottle of Malbec, but when it came it was ice cold and we were told there was nothing at room temperature, so... More 

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Thank RSgaz
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

came here a few months ago and it was amazing such a gem hidden away service was amazing and food 10/10 the lamb shank was to die for it melted in my mouth we have been back since and will be returning again

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Thank Matthewlb1994
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely choice of food - very good presentation and service. Definitely recommend. And there's a nice garden area outside.

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Thank DorisandGeorge
scunthorpe
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality of food at this place is definitely of higher standard than most other places around the area. Visited once previously and enjoyed the chicken and ribs in a lovely homemade BBQ sauce. Tried the sweet chilli fish cake to start this time, followed by Caribbean chicken and the toffee/ginger pudding. Could not fault anything with any of the food.... More 

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Thank scunnyj
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect, top marks, can't think of a single negative. Attentive staff, perfect wait time between courses, food piping hot, fresh and delicious. The art of a restaurateur is no simple task as so many other places prove, this place makes it seem so effortless. Well worth the top rating.

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Thank Adam W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small pub and restaurant on the banks of the Trent. Some really good beers and lagers there in the summer. The Sunday carvery allows one pass for meat then you can add veggies inc seconds. Quite busy so it makes sense to book.

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Thank Tony S
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on a Saturday night expecting it to be really busy and cramped . I am pleased to say I was wrong , although they were fully booked the tables were spread out nicely and it felt very spacious , I opted for the fillet steak with Diane sauce and it was cooked to perfection , my partner chose... More 

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Thank mrssimons37
Ferry B, General Manager at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this review

Hello mrssimons37 We appreciate your effort and for taking the time out to write a review about our restaurant, every response is monitored so a massive thanks from all the team at The Ferry Boat for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you for the kind comments. Many thanks Shane Rose LHS Enterprises Business Manager... More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we managed to get a table on sunday ! place was so busy but the food was amazing ! if your a gin drinker they have all your favs there and cocktails and the food was lovely the price was good too

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Thank gconway300
Ferry B, General Manager at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this review

Hello gconway300 We appreciate your effort and for taking the time out to write a review about our restaurant, every response is monitored so a massive thanks from all the team at The Ferry Boat for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks Shane Rose LHS Enterprises Business Manager 07960232269 More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice staff and great food enjoyable night with the wife could not of asked for a more comfortable evening meal could not fault the service will definately be returning

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Thank JJF94
Ferry B, General Manager at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this review

Hello JJF94 We appreciate your effort and for taking the time out to write a review about our restaurant, every response is monitored so a massive thanks from all the team at The Ferry Boat for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks Shane Rose LHS Enterprises Business Manager 07960232269 More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome (particularly the jetlag Chicken and rib combo), staff were welcoming and helpful, lovely location, would highly recommend!!!

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Thank W8JRJ
Ferry B, General Manager at The Ferryboat Inn, responded to this review

Hello W8JRJ We appreciate your effort and for taking the time out to write a review about our restaurant, every response is monitored so a massive thanks from all the team at The Ferry Boat for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks Shane Rose LHS Enterprises Business Manager 07960232269 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Jamaican, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 South Street | West Butterwick, Scunthorpe DN17 3JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Scunthorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1724 379530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?