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The Ferry

Sutton Road, Cookham, SL6 9SN +44 1628246801

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  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
  • The Ferry - Berkshire
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Excellent food and service

Steve Smith 28 August 2017
from Aylesbury

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Sitting on the banks of the Thames in the scenic village of Cookham, The Ferry is a refurbished country-style pub serving modern British fare with a hint of Mediterranean influence. With a large outdoor dining area, a bar, and a warm, colourful restaurant with open log fires, it is a fine retreat with wholesome food and a selection of wines, ales & lagers.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Ferry restaurant menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest seasonal ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include Mediterranean mezze, seared chicken breast with sweet potato rosti & buttered British beans, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Ferry bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Ferry in Maidenhead is a 12-minute walk from Cookham Rail Station.

The Ferry

Sutton Road, Cookham, SL6 9SN

Contact +44 1628525123
Reservations +44 1628246801

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Customer reviews for The Ferry

3.7 ((()* (based on 46 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • large parties (9)
  • romantic (9)
  • child friendly (8)
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  • (**** 17 October 2017 by Brian Beavis from slough

    The service was fine but the meal wasn't. My crab & lobster fishcakes were only just warm. I couldn't eat one as it got cold.The asparagus and pea felute were stone cold. The pea felute had congealed. My husband said his dinner was only just warm. The plates being hot would have helped. The menu sounded good. We were very disappointed and went home straight after the dinner.

  • (**** 30 August 2017 by Katie Efde from Maidenhead

    We had a very poor experience at The Ferry. We have been going there for years as we are based 5 mins away and really like the location and setting. Unfortunately the service was terrible and the food was not great at all. We had to ask 3 x times for our table to be cleared from the last seating when we first sat down, I had to hunt for the menus between each course and we had to again ask for the table to be cleared throughout dinner. We were not approached once by the staff to ask if we need anything and when we did finally flag them down to ask for sauces and salt/pepper, they brought us empty bottles and were dismissive when we asked for them to bring full bottles. By the time they arrived the food was cold. I appreciate it was busy but the basic level of service was not good enough and for the price we paid, it was a huge disappointment.

  • ((((( 28 August 2017 by Steve Smith from Aylesbury

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((* 21 August 2017 by Michael from London

    Great Sunday lunch by the river. Really friendly staff and great food.

  • (**** 7 August 2017 by Dan Dorehill from Penn

    The booking system was v good the meal was O K
    You allow your waiting staff to dress and express themselves as they wish we could not believe the way they present themselves
    We actually thought the head waiter or the manager was an undesirable from the street
    We have used the ferry many times but are now thinking perhaps we may not come again
    Why have you chosen to downgrade yourselves your waiting staff should have some sought of uniform
    White shirts and black
    You are aiming now at a different type of client not the ferry i new very sad
    The music in the restaurant upstairs was too loud background fine

  • (**** 28 July 2017 by Daniele Franses from Cookham

    Very poor. Service was inadequate by it appeared to o be untrained and I supervised staff. I ordered two starters instead of one main. The squid appeared to have no squid just batter. The sticky duck salad was not a salad. This was one of my favourite dishes in the past. Lovely salad with lots of duck in a lovely sauce. What I got was bits of duck on slices of vegetables, carrots, courgettes and I'm not sure what the white slices were and the sauce was slimy. I did not enjoy my meal at all.

  • ((*** 24 July 2017 by Simon King from Watford

    Nice food, but very poor slow service

  • ((((* 21 July 2017 by Brenda Smulders from Bourne end

    Lobster and crab Fishcakes were tasteless and Fries looked and tasted as though they had been around the kitchen for a while !
    Very disappointing as on previous occasions the Fishcakes have been very tasty.Other dishes ordered were excellent.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Barry Taylor from London

    We chose the Ferry to meet with friends for lunch then go for a walk along the Thames and through the village, the. Back to the pub for a drink. We had a fantastic day, thoroughly enjoyed by all. A lovely pub with a number of dining areas to choose from - the best being outside on the river bank watching the boats go by. It was very good value for money with an extensive menu - something for everyone.

  • (((** 19 June 2017 by John Senior from Slough

    A typical M&B owned operation - the Owners are thieves targeting only maximum profit, the staff are brilliant whilst working for a pittance.
    There were not enough staff, typical of the Owners, but the staff on duty grafted all shift.

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