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


Situated in the attractive hamlet of Warden, a few miles west of Hexham, The Boatside Inn offers a friendly welcome at a traditional country pub in the heart of Northumberland. Ideal for those looking to tread along the Northumberland trails or delve into the history of Hadrian’s Wall, our renowned country pub and guesthouse provides a peaceful retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Enjoy delicious homecooked meals from the seasonal menu, choose from a great selection of beers, wines and spirits and relax in the welcoming comfortable accommodation.

opening Times

April to October 

Open every day : 11am – close

Lunch Menu : 12pm – 5pm

Evening Menu : 5pm – 8.30pm 

Sunday Lunch : 12pm – 4.30pm 
Sunday Bar : 12pm – close

Breakfast & Brunch is available to non residents – reservations must be made in advance

November to March 

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Sunday

Open 11am – close

Lunch Menu : 12pm – 5pm

Evening Menu : 5pm – 8.30pm

Sunday Lunch : 12 – 4.30pm 
Sunday Bar : 12pm – Close

Breakfast & Brunch is available to non residents – reservations must be made in advance

We recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment especially during busy and peak periods.

*Outdoor dining and drinking on a first come first serve basis.


Dining at
The Boatside

Our homecooked dishes are freshly prepared by our Head Chef Chris and his excellent team. Our aim is to offer customers a warm welcome with a consistently good dining experience using quality, fresh produce alongside a friendly and efficient table service.

Chris is passionate about creating and exploring new recipes and flavours from variety of worldwide cuisines, whilst perfecting the traditional British classics. We continue to offer a variety of changing daily specials and exciting set menus throughout the year. 

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private functions & celebrations

We love to host your private parties and events and are flexible to design and cater for your individual requirements. Our inviting pub offers a variety of distinct dining areas for you to choose from, ranging from the intimate and cosy snug area to the vibrant main restaurant and the sunlit conservatory, ensuring the perfect setting to celebrate and host your special occasions .

If you wish to book an event or a private party, please contact crew@theboatsideinn.co.uk or call 01434 602233.

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Drinking boatside...!

We are delighted to offer visitors a superb choice of beverages. We take great pride in supporting local breweries with a rotating guest cask ale, alongside a full range of lagers, bottled beers and ciders. Our spirits include specialist (local) gins and whiskeys, and we also serve a wide range of soft drinks.

Our extensive wine list has been carefully chosen, it is 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.



Housed in a self-contained, charming stone building, The Boatside accommodation is cosy and comfortable and decorated to a high standard.  Our rooms sleep from 2 to 4 guests, offering a choice between twin beds or a double.   

Guests only need to wander a few yards to enjoy a hearty breakfast and a traditional home cooked meal at our excellent country pub.

For additional details about our accommodation and to conveniently book your stay online, please explore our dedicated page.

Men Fly Fishing in a River


The Boatside Inn is conveniently located to enjoy the extremely popular “Warden beat” situated near the meeting of the North and South Tyne rivers, an excellent spot for Salmon and Trout fishing.

This special location stretches over two miles from the meetings of the Tyne Watersmeet to Fourstones on the South Tyne, over 1 1/2 miles from Tyne Watersmeet to Warden, and from Nether Warden to Walwick on the North Tyne. 

We work closely with Warden Fishing and would be delighted to cater for your accommodation and dining requirements throughout the fishing season. Please find further details here  https://www.wardenfishing.co.uk/

established in 1782

Dating back to 1782, the Boatside Inn has a rich history as an alehouse and continues to be a popular destination for drinkers and diners both local and from further afield. It was originally a trading station and stop for river crossings, Warden Bridge, along with all the bridges in the Tyne Valley, except for the bridge at Corbridge was destroyed in the great Flood of 1771.

The first road bridge at Warden was a suspension bridge built in 1826, in 1877 it collapsed under the weight of a steam threshing machine and was rebuilt. Eventually the bridge was replaced by a stone arch bridge in 1903 and this is the bridge that stands today.

Dog friendly

Your friendly four-legged friends are welcome in the bar and snug area. There are dog bowls and treats to keep their tails wagging!

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