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Boat Inn

Lone Lane
NP25 4AJ

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 8.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 8.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30 Mon
No Service Tue
12 - 2.30 Wed
12 - 2.30, 6.30 - 8.30 Thu - Sat
12 - 2.30 Sun

About the Pub

This idyllically-sited pub, dating from 1650, lies on the banks of the River Wye in the shadow of an old railway bridge. A largely stone interior, there are two rooms both with log burners for colder days. The smaller room has a useful library and tabletop games; note here the amusing "Rules of the Inn" dated 1786. Beers are served from the cask and help wash down tasty fresh food from the "Feast & Fayre" menu which includes vegetarian dishes. It is hugely popular in fine weather when customers can sit out in the raised garden area 'the grotto' with a rock face stream overlooking the river. As many as 12 bottled and cask ciders are on offer as well as a selection of country wines. There is very limited parking outside the pub but a public car park is at Redbrook on the other side of the river, so park in England and cross into Wales over the footbridge that runs alongside the railway bridge (built 1876). There was once a railway halt near the pub and the distance between it and the next halt at Redbrook is believed to have been the shortest between two stops on the national rail network. The pub used to serve a busy boat trade in times past but even these days it's not unusual to see a passing canoist stop off for refreshment. There is an information display attached to the front wall that describes the history of the local millstone industry and the famous Puddingstone.

Note: there may be seasonal variations with opening times. Alternative contact mobile number: 0777 0975 429.

Note: closed on winter Tuesdays. Open 12-11 in Summer.

Historic Interest

C1800, Not listed but gets a mention in Real Heritage Pubs of Wales.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Kingstone Gold
  • Wye Valley Butty Bach

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Wickwar --varies--

Source: Regional

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    12 ciders on draught majoring in on Gwyntyddraig but also including Gillow and Westons.


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    Two bed Holiday Let.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Boat Inn

Lone Lane
NP25 4AJ

Sat Nav Reference

51.784962, -2.674284


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Nearby Bus Routes (350m)

Route 69

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