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The Boat Inn, Lichfield

Walsall Road
Summerhill
Postal town: Lichfield
WS14 0BU
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Boat

I visited this pub a little while ago after its refurbishment and was not impressed at all, in that I just wanted a drink & was frowned upon for not wanting food. However, I decided to pay another visit seeing as it was in the good beer guide 2010.

And I was pleasently surprised, the welcome was much better. They were busy taking food orders at the bar, but soon had attention and an apology for the wait, and there was no problem with just having a drink.

Don't get me wrong, this is still a food orientated establishment, but the area to the right as you walk in can be used for drinking and is very light, airy and modern, with the odd wooden bench thrown in. There are maps on the wall, always a winner with a map-geek such as myself, and it was comfortable and relaxing.

3 well kept real ales & I can see why it would make it into the GBG.

The only problem for me was the strong wiff of scampi or fish.

Nice place to visit, especially if you are after an interesting food menu.

On 6th July 2010 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Boat

A restaurant that serves good beer. The exterior is a multi-building pub, rendered white to the point of being featureless to make it look modern. It is situated next to the now dry Hatherton Canal and is of 19th century origin. Also has a terrace eating area. The interior is soulless. Quirky photos sit next to arty paintings, wood tables and chairs, laminate flooring, high backed leathers chairs and the all too common brown leather sofas in a waiting to be received area. While the building is dull the food is excellent and the service very friendly. It was rammed with a good mixed clientele. Beer; it had 3 handpulls; Loddon’s Hullabaloo, Blythe Bridge’s Lassie and Rooster’s Hegdehog. All were good. I would go again.

On 26th August 2009 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Shenstone, 3.35 miles, 1 hr 4 min walk (show)
Lichfield City, 3.92 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Blake Street, 5.6 miles, 1 hr 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Boat Inn, Summerhill
3rd Feb 2020, 19:56
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3rd Feb 2020, 19:14
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 February 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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