Dining at the Boat

The Boatside Inn

New dining times post-lockdown:

Please pre-book your table. We have a time slot system in place for each table reservation.

Monday – Saturday: 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm, 6pm-8pm. Last food orders 7.30pm

Sunday: As above. Last table sitting 6pm

Good, honest food is at the heart of everything our kitchen produces and we know what our customers like.

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast between 7.30am and 10am or enjoy anything from our full menu from midday, throughout the day and into the evening. Food is served all day until 8pm

We offer a range of daily specials in addition to the main menu, so there really is something for everyone, big appetite or small

Our restaurant is a welcoming, spacious and comfortable environment for those looking for a slightly more formal dining experience, with a friendly team looking forward to showing you to your table. Booking is recommended

Dogs are welcome in our ample bar and snug area. We have a wide selection of beers, ales and ciders as well as a range of high quality wines from France, New Zealand, Chile as well as Argentina. We regularly have guest ales and wines and also boast a number of gins and tonics to suit all tastes.

Main Menu Condensed 2020

The Boatside Breakfast

Served between 7.30am and 9.30am. Please call in advance to check we are serving breakfast as during the winter season, we may not be serving breakfast on a daily basis

Please call or email us to book your breakfast table: 01434 602233 matt@theboatsideinn.co.uk

A full English cooked breakfast, including bacon, Northumberland sausage, black pudding, baked beans, tomato, hash browns, choice of eggs, served with toast

3 -egg Omelette with a choice of fillings

Smoked salmon with scrambled eggs

Freshly cooked porridge with Scottish rolled oats

Choice of cereals

Fresh fruit and yoghurts

Freshly brewed Coffee, served in cafetiere or pot of tea, English Breakfast or Earl Grey

Fresh juice, apple or orange

Our Sunday Roast

Our legendary Sunday menu has a reputation for being both delicious as well as filling.

Whether you fancy a light bite or you are in the mood for a good old traditional Sunday roast dinner, we have something for everyone. Our restaurant fills up quickly on a Sunday and we love the fact that so many people see their Sunday visit to the Boatside as a fundamental part of their weekend. We must be doing something right!

Please call 01434 602233 to book a table for Sunday lunch. Table sittings are as follows:




Last sitting: 6pm

Fancy a challenge?

Try one of our giant Yorkshire puddings, filled with a selection of meats, including, beef, lamb and turkey. Served with mash as well as seasonal vegetables, this really is not for the faint hearted!

Delicious and guaranteed to fill you up, make a trip to the Boatside part of your weekend plans

Boatside Inn Sunday Menu 2020

Table Reservation

Using our new reservation service you can confirm a table.

PLEASE NOTE: We can not accept online bookings for Sunday lunch. If you require a table for Sunday lunch, please call 01434 602233 to discuss your table requirements with a member of the team

Booking is advisable as we often fill up fast!

You can book a table simply calling us on 01434 602233 or email matt@theboatsideinn.co.uk and let us know a few details such as party size and time of day you require a table.

We can cater for any party size and often host special occasions. However, if you are looking to book a table for 10 people or more, please call us ahead of your booking so that we can ensure there is a table available for you and your party

Special Events

We cater for a range of events and special occasions and we are confident that we can build an event to suit any budget.

Whether you are celebrating a landmark birthday, wedding anniversary or you simply want to have a special event with some friends, we have the solution for you.

We provide a range of set menus or buffets to suit all needs and our conservatory is a perfect location for parties hp to 20 people who perhaps want a room to themselves and their guests.

We also host daytime meetings and small corporate events, providing a light lunch, tea & coffee and snacks throughout the day.

We are large enough to stage a wide variety of events but remain small enough to make it a personalised experience for all our customers

Our Bar & Snug

Food is served in the bar all day from midday. For a relaxing, comfortable and informal dining experience, you may like to sit at one of our tables in what we call the snug. Benefitting from a cozy log burner in the winter, it is a lovely place to enjoy some good conversation, a read of the paper or some friendly banter with some of our local characters

Dogs are always welcome too of course

We have a wide range of lagers, ciders and real ales as well as bottled beers and have some carefully selected fine wines from around the world

We stock a wide range soft drinks and some beautiful coffee and English teas, served with a range of cakes, savouries and tray bakes


Called in on our way home to Cumbria after an appointment in Newcastle. We had not booked and only just managed to get a table for 2. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the atmosphere was wonderful. The meal was fantastic and superbly presented. What a lovely find this was. We will be back!

Jim & BarbaraGuestTripadvisor

We visit often when we are in the area. You are assured of a warm welcome whatever time of day you visit and we always try something new from the menu or from the specials board. Great staff, really hospitable and always keen to look after customers

Marc WGuestTripadvisor