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The Boathouse, Chester Central, Chester

The Groves
Chester
CH1 1SD
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Quinno _ left this review about The Boathouse

Riverside Lees pub. Poshed-up inside and aimed squarely at a middle class audience. There’s a long, thin and snakey interior whilst the outside hosts Chester's “original floating beer garden” (is there now another?) which is in reality a moored flat and battered barge, not that exciting especially as it’s quite a dull stretch of the river Dee anyway. Their beach huts on terra firma are a much better bet. A number of unclipped pumps at the bar with just JW Lee's Bitter which was in fair nick (NBSS 2.5), if a bit warm and it looked like they don’t shift much of it. Staff all wearing purple and black quartered rugby shirts which whilst massively corporate at least looked a bit different and I ended-up quite wanting one. I guess it's worth a pop in but I wouldn’t prioritise it based on this visit.

On 1st March 2019 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about The Boathouse

This pub now boasts "Chester's only floating beer garden" which is basically river barge moored on alongside on the Dee and converted into a beer deck. Fair enough.

On 14th May 2015 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about The Boathouse

Reopened last year after a big refurbishment. The main selling point of this pub is the large outside area right next to the river, which is a great place to sit on a sunny day. The outside area has some unusual beach hut seating with heaters, there's also a large gas fire in a barbecue pit. The inside has been modernised to the point of being characterless. There are 2 TV screens in the pub showing flames as if they were fires, pathetic. It's a total tourist trap as you might expect and majors on food. It's a Lees pub and on our visit Lees Bitter & Draymans were available on handpump. The Draymans was an OK pint although it tasted like any other Lees seasonal and the price was reasonable for Chester. It's OK for one but it's too touristy for me.

On 13th June 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Wynne Route
Chester, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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24th Jul 2019, 13:30
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10th May 2019, 20:31
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - beer garden - last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
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