Great food, excellent beer, friendly staff and superb accommodation.

The Boatside Inn
Hexham, Northumberland


The Boatside Inn is a welcoming and attractive country pub and guesthouse, situated just a few miles west of the market town of Hexham. Based in the beautiful hamlet of Warden, we are ideally situated for anyone wanting to explore the Northumberland trails or the historical sites along Hadrian’s Wall. Famed for salmon and trout fishing, our pub is located at the meeting point of the North and South Tyne and boasts an exciting and varied menu, great beers, fine wines and superbly appointed accommodation

The Pub

Dating back to 1782, the Boatside Inn has a rich history as an alehouse and is a popular destination for drinkers and diners both local and from further afield. Our bar and snug areas are popular with casual diners and dog walkers. Enjoy the full menu or simply have a light snack while passing through on your walk. We serve a range of guest cask ales, lagers, bottled beers from Germany as well as some specialist gins and whisky.

Buy a bottle of prosecco for only £12 on Fizz Friday each week or look out for one of guest ales, often featuring locally produced beers.

You will always receive a warm welcome in our bar. We look forward to welcoming you to the Boatside

Dining at The Boat

We don’t do fast food; we serve fresh food as fast as we can…

Our restaurant is situated in a self contained area of the inn and is designed for a comfortable and welcoming dining experience, with our staff on hand to offer a friendly and efficient table service

Our wine list is extensive, affordable and designed to suit all tastes. Wine by the glass or bottle is on offer and we stock a range from across the globe, including Europe, South America as well as New Zealand.

Stay With Us

The Boatside Inn can offer both B & B accommodation and self catering holiday cottages.  For overnight clients we have an Electric Car Charging Point.  Housed in a purpose designed stone building, all units are fitted out to a high standard, and are well insulated very comfortable and cosy. They are close, but not too close (less than 50 yards) to the excellent country pub, where you can get breakfast, lunch or evening meals.

Why not pamper yourself at Natural Therapies, just across the other side of our car park.

Please Feel Free to Contact Us

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

About Us

Set in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, Warden is a beautiful and peaceful part of the Tyne Valley and the Boatside is a popular destination for locals, families as well as tourists looking for a hearty meal, a refreshing pint or a quiet glass of fine wine.

Our garden is comfortable and beautifully maintained and boasts a play area for children, meaning the whole family can enjoy themselves and if you have a dog, you are in good company as we have a reputation for being a dog friendly location.

Our bed and breakfast rooms are all situated in a separate annexe, meaning you can enjoy some rural peace and quiet after a busy day exploring the wonders of the Northumberland countryside

Our meals are freshly prepared and many of our ingredients are locally sourced and our excellent kitchen team has a superb reputation for producing generous, wholesome meals, with a menu that has something for everyone. You won’t go hungry at the Boatside!

Useful Info

Our bar and ‘snug’ dining areas are dog friendly

What our customers say about us

This is a pretty pub in a lovely setting, our room was clean, light and airy with good decor. The shower was strong and hot. Breakfast was tasty and served with a cheery smile. Evening meals were great on both occasions. The staff we spoke to were all polite, friendly and helpful.


Really nice pub with excellent accommodation. Good food and friendly staff. Loved the bank of cowslips by the river! Convenient for visiting Roman remains and Hadrians Wall.