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The Boat Inn, Solihull

Hampton Lane
Catherine-De-Barnes
Postal town: Solihull
B91 2TJ
Phone: 01217050474
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Chef & Brewer (Spirit Pubs)

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Boat Inn

Large brewer's Tudor pub run by Chef & Brewer and right by the Grand Union Canal, although you wouldn't really know apart from the name. Partly opened out and completely modernised inside, leaving various seating and (mostly) dining areas in an overall 'L'-shape around the central counter. Also has a part-patio / part-grassed 'garden dining' area at the back. Three real ales on handpump: Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and the local Silhill Blonde Star (oddly priced at £3.77).

On 23rd August 2019 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Boat Inn

A large detached brick build, with some white and timber exterior and beer garden

The interior seemed to be open plan all around the bar and mainly set out for food. The decor was white, with wood panel, some brick and with ceiling and nice wood support beams. The decoration was supplied by lots of old photos, brass, plates and other ephemera. The service was very good, the clientele mixed - including families, but it is a foody place. The food was fine, though kids meal was a bit spartan.

Beer; tap stuff, with no MILD and Courage Best, untried, Davenports Drop of the Dragon, ok, as well as a very ecent drop of Adnams Christmas Star on handpull.

My family were required to eat somewhere close to the NEC whilst my eldest saw a concert - this place i remembered from 20 years ago and we tried it by chance. I enjoyed the beer and food and was made welcome - in a non-modern, yet still foody kind of place. If the same circumstances arose, i would go back.

On 24th December 2009 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Hampton-in-Arden, 2.09 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Solihull, 2.46 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Birmingham International, 2.97 miles, 57 min walk (show)
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23rd Aug 2019, 17:15
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23rd Aug 2019, 09:26
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 13 June 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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