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Submitted on Sunday, 26th September 2010
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Two Boats Inn
A canalside building ,probably built at the same time as the canal with all front windows giving a great view of the boating traffic,there are also many benches placed alongside the towpath and moorings for boats.There are two rooms with a public bar to the right which has a small counter,pine furnishings,a darts board with a good throw,a Sky Sports flatscreen,fruit machines and a few tables and stools.To the left is more of a lounge with several dining tables,a stone fireplace,carpeted at the rear with a lot of canal ephemera around the walls.The wooden clad bar here is also quite small but this room is just as popular with the local drinkers as the public bar and if you want to use the loo you have to go via the public bar so there is a lot of human traffic inside the pub.The atmosphere was charming and the low ceilings show the buildings age.Dogs and children welcome while muzak is played at a sensible volume.
There is a quiz night and food every session from a pub grub style menu with daily specials and steaks.A bottle of pickled eggs on the bar enhances the authentic boozer feel.
The Charles Wells branding has always put me off in the past as I cant stand their hop light beer,Bombardier and Young Bitter on my visit.However there are guest ales ,on my trip I was never going to order the Brain's Reverend James but St Austell Proper Job was sufficient to stop me walking out and it was in fine nick (£3.60)
As long as there is a decent guest ale this pub is worth a visit,it's lively ,authentic and popular with locals and boaters alike.
On 2nd April 2016
- rating: 7
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Ga Andrews left this review about The Two Boats Inn
This is sat nicely on the Grand union Canal just by bridge 25. If you’re planning to moor here for the night settle after bridge 26. Charles Welles pub.
We were met by a very friendly and chatty barmaid. Happy to let us sample the unknown ales of Eagle IPA and Adnams Broadside, they also had Abbot Ale and Bombardier.
As we were the first customers of the evening, there was some back ground music on, but not intrusive. Gradually a mixture of regulars and passersby looking for food came in. It is clean and moderately decorated, good old fashioned bar chairs and stools.
The menu was good pub grub , reasonable priced, freshly cooked, specials included rib-eye steak for £13.50, which was well cooked and a large steak, I enjoyed the two boat chicken special £10, wrapped in bacon & topped with cheese, large portions, needed after a hard day climbing the locks.
A nice little pub, just right for boaters and locals.
21st September 2010
On 27th September 2010
- rating: 8
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warwick wanderer left this review about The Two Boats Inn
Great beers good food, and a good place to board the dayboat : www.warwickwanderer.co.uk
On 21st July 2008
- rating: 10
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- Accommodation : No last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- Beer Festivals : Yes - April - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
- Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- Car Park : Yes last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Bucking Fastard
- Darts : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Bucking Fastard
- Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Bucking Fastard
- Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 September 2010 by hondo .
- Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports - last updated 02 April 2016 by Bucking Fastard
- Pool Table : No last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- Quiz Night : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Bucking Fastard
- Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 September 2010 by hondo .
- Real Cider : No last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
- WiFi : Yes - Passcode on blackboard above bar - last updated 03 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
Last inspected: January 20th 2016