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The Boat Inn, Castleford

Main Street
Allerton Bywater
Postal town: Castleford
WF10 2BX
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Will Larter left this review about The Boat Inn

I was more than a little disappointed with the Boat, which has a pleasant location beside the river, with some seating available on the levee, but the building is not attractive and on closer inspection the interior of the pub is a little the worse for wear, with carpets needing replacing and paintwork redoing. The layout of the interior is odd, with windows seemingly added to the original building in a sort of lateral conservatory-type structure (see photos), which doesn't enhance the external appearance of the building and actually makes the interior rather gloomy. There's another room past the bar, which looks like it has had a few tables removed to comply with Covid distancing, and never replaced, giving an impression that the pub is deserted, especially as the two of us were the only people in this room. I looked around for some redeeming features, but everything seemed to be worn out or fake, or in some instances both.

The bar counter doesn't do much to relieve the gloom, with only one of the three hand pumps having any real ale on - and this a warm and sunny bank holiday weekend. At least it was serving a local beer - well, West Yorkshire, anyway: Eagles Crag Brewery of Todmorden. Their Pale Eagle was just about ok, though not to my taste. I spotted a bit of dirt on the base of my glass which at first seemed to be on the outside, but as I got towards the end of my half pint the dirt dislodged itself and started moving about. At this point I gave up, not having time for an argument about it, with the rugby due to kick off shortly at Wheldon Road. Perhaps the best part of this pub visit was the walk back into Castleford.

On 19th April 2022 - rating: 3
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ROB Camra left this review about The Boat Inn

Recently reopened after major refurbishment. Now has 4 handpumps.

On 17th September 2014 - no rating submitted
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Allan Ramsden left this review about The Boat Inn

Closed lunchtime Wed 8 Aug but looks clean neat and well kept.

On 8th August 2012 - no rating submitted
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Castleford, 1.72 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Glasshoughton, 2.96 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Woodlesford, 4.33 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Boat Inn, Allerton Bywater
19th Apr 2022, 12:35
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
18th Apr 2022, 22:54
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by ROB Camra
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