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Disappointment of the week with Tris39 on the Pub Forum

The Boat Inn, Peterborough

2 Ramsey Road
Postal town: Peterborough
Phone: 01733202488

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Thuck Phat left this review about The Boat Inn

A top local on the edge of town featuring both a small lounge and large, busy bar.
Our midweek visit found the local darts team gathering and The Boat does seem to have plenty of social events on.
The governor gave us, and all comers, a cheery welcome which sets the tone for the place.
Beers on were Jennings Cocker Hoop, Oldershaw Heavenly Blonde and Pitchfork Pitchfork with the very well kept Cocker Hoop sliding down well.
Well worth the short walk from town for a visit.

On 1st May 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Boat Inn

Occupying a street corner location high above the Kings Dyke navigable drain,this is a very solid free house boozer which also offers B&B.There are two rooms with their own bar access,a lounge to the right and a main room to the left where the regulars gather,many on bar stools.There is a darts board,Sky screen,fruit machine and fairy lights ,while the semi circular bar is topped off by timbered eves.There is a most impressive spirits range which is quite a feature ,while there are 3 handpumps from which a very decent couple of pints of Jennings Cocker Hoop were enjoyed,fully justifying the 2019 GBG entry.
There was a lot of well natured banter amongst the regulars and a friendly welcome from behind the bar.
In the lobby was an unused Jug & Bottle window,and the pub interior is quite traditional and unpretentious.I liked it a lot and would happily return.

On 11th October 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Boat Inn

This is an Elgood's pub that I've visited a few times before when the Straw Bear festival after Xmas gave Whittlesea pubs all day opening. It retains a two bar layout with the public bar on the left as you enter and the saloon on the right. On this occasion the public bar had a large TV screen blaring out some sporting event or other so I retired to the empty lounge. The lounge also had a TV on despite the fact it was empty. When I last came here I'm fairly certain there were no TV screens, they are the curse of today's pubs.
There were three beers on offer Elgood's Golden Newt & Pageant (aka EP) and Hyde's Celcius. I went for the Golden Newt (£3.10) which was in reasonable condition.
I have to say I was disappointed with this place compared to previous visits although I suspect it is still one of Elgood's better pubs. It's GBG 2016 listed and has appeared in several editions over the years.

On 2nd September 2015 - rating: 6
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