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Boat Inn, Matlock

Scarthin
Cromford
Postal town: Matlock
DE4 3QF
Phone: 01629258083
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Will Larter left this review about Boat Inn

An odd shaped pub that seems to have been the result of several different buildings joined together. Approaching from the market place the first part of the pub seen is the window of the dining room on the corner, followed by one of the entrances. Further on is another door, though I'm not sure this was in use, and the pub can also be accessed from round the other side where there is a smokers shelter. Having missed the first door, or rather having mistakenly thought that it was locked, I arrived by the roundabout route. Once inside it's a complicated layout of rooms with mostly bare brick walls, beams and joists with the small bar against the back wall. At each end of the building there is a fireplace, one with a solid fuel stove and the other with an open grate which gave out a welcome heat.

On the bar were five hand pumps, with Marstons Pedigree, Dancing Duck Ay Up, Derby Penny's Porter and Borough Bridge XL Mild, plus one other. The porter was good and this seemed like a pub that would be a pleasant place to spend a less rushed visit than mine, with a bus due any minute.

On 3rd February 2014 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2648 recommendations about 2496 pubs]


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

Very quiet for a Friday lunchtime, but the pint of Odyssey from the local Leatherbritches Brewery was in good condition. Noticed the dog bowls, but thankfully the place doesn't smell of the creatures. Surprisingly unkeen to sell the advertised ploughman's lunches to two customers who came in a bit later on - funny way to run a pub if you ask me...

On 28th February 2009 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6199 recommendations about 6199 pubs]

This pub features in the following crawls:
Amber Valley and Matlock by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Cromford, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Matlock Bath, 1.61 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Matlock, 2.54 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Boat Inn, Cromford
16th Apr 2014, 16:20
Pub added to pub crawl (Amber Valley and Matlock) by Will Larter
 
3rd Feb 2014, 01:38
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 02 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursdays - last updated 03 February 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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