The Old Boathouse

(114 Reviews)
Lake 6 Spine Road East South Cerney, Gloucester, South West England, GL7 5TL
British, Modern British
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Main course: £17
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 20:45
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30.

Restaurant description

The Old Boathouse offers all-day drinking and pub-style dining with views of the Water Park from the lakeside tables and outside decking.

Making the most of seasonal ingredients, the à la carte menu showcase a mix of classic British dishes, sharing platters and lighter meals. Enjoy a relaxed dinner in a modern setting or opt for an afternoon brunch while taking in the exquisite 'Lake 6' views. A traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings is also a popular choice, alongside The Old Boathouse menu. Serving Sunday brunch 10am – 11:45am and traditional Sunday roasts from 12pm - 4:30pm.

From the bar at The Old Boathouse in Cirencester, sample a range of wines, beers and spirits, as well as classic cocktails, prosecco and champagne.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Old Boathouse
(based on 114 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (15)
  • al fresco (20)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (7)
  • child friendly (21)
  • dinner (56)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (47)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (11)
  • romantic (21)
  • trendy (11)
  • value (15)
  • views (67)
  • By Carolyn B from Cirencester
    31 October 2020

    Staff were friendly. Two sets of customers who came in after us had their drinks orders taken before us. Not as good as have experienced before.

  • By Robin B from Ashtead
    30 October 2020

    Service under Covid conditions was superb - really quick and attentive. The menu is a bit limited, but the food that came out was well cooked and very tasty - good value. However, although there is a wide and varied drinks menu, £2.90 for a tonic mixer is extortionate!

  • By Son R from Cobham
    30 October 2020

    The service was fairly good but the menu choice too limited. The sample menu had a far better choice. Although the table was cleaned, the side panels just below the top of the table (but attached) need to be cleaned because it was dirty with food which I cleaned. The wine glass cost was extremely expensive. Our table wasn't great, just at the entrance.

  • By Paul M from Stroud
    30 October 2020

    Waitress efficient but not very friendly. She didn’t come back to ask us how our meal was so I had to wait for her to collect our dishes To tell her my potatoes were not cooked. She didn’t apologise only stated she would inform the chef. The rest of the meal was pleasant but I think the customer service was lacking. This is our third visit to the restaurant and I must say this time wasn’t as special as previous. There was no offer to reduce the price of my meal or offer a coffee etc to make up for it

  • By Anita B from Lincoln
    25 October 2020

    Staff were lovely and friendly and felt very COVID safe, however, we felt the Sunday lunch was definitely under par with very small portions i.e. two carrots one floret of broccoli and potatoes were either frozen or all been precooked and not reheated properly because they were cool inside nor tasted fresh. Due to limited staff because of the Covid, we did ask for some gravy and had to wait a long while and had nearly eaten our dinner. By the time it arrived - and because of the poor standard decided against a pudding and we left the restaurant hungry - so sad to say unfortunately we would not come to the Boathouse again.

  • By Deborah S from Winchester
    25 October 2020

    Food was Luke warm . Service fine

  • By Hazel G from Sooty Cerney
    23 October 2020

    The tempura prawns starter was the best I have ever tasted

  • By John M from Sheffield
    22 October 2020

    My meal very good my wife’s meal of fish very greasy Menu very limited,wine menu very expensive and did not compliment the menu Staff very good

  • By Jess P from Swindon
    20 October 2020

    I came with my husband and two small children. The children’s menu is also an activity sheet but we were only given one, we had to ask for a second as the children were upset. The service was extremely slow, and it wasn’t overly busy at the time we dined. The children’s menu is ok but there needs to be more thought - they are children. Glass coffee glasses for a pudding given to a 3-year old is obviously not practical! The food was nice, portions were reasonable.

  • By Adrian L from Torquay
    19 October 2020

    The grilled Frankfurter was no more than a 50p hotdog out of a tin and boiled and put into a small finger roll. The cost £13.

Restaurant Location Map
The Old Boathouse
Lake 6 Spine Road East South Cerney, Gloucester, South West England, GL7 5TL

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