The Boathouse, Daventry - pub details
Previously called: The Mill House
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36191) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
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|Large Marstons family orientated roadside restaurant equipped with an outside kids playground and large open car park that benefits from an above average location next to the Grand Union canal. A bit of an upmarket Wetherspoons with regards to the food menu, or “laminated card of grilled and deep fried delights” as my other half described it after seeing that even the salads come with large lumps of chicken or steak piled on top. |
However you cannot use this description for the beer offering because although there are four ale pumps, four Marston group brews do not qualify as upmarket in any ones book, but fortunately Ringwood 49er was on and a decent pint to be enjoyed on the outside canal facing seating area.
We did not eat here, but in that respect it’s one of those Marstons outlets that uses the “DFS sales” approach to pull punters in, e.g. large banners outside advertising 2for1 deals and when you get in you find that most items on the menu are twice as expensive than the other pubs in Braunston, for example the Sunday Roast is on the menu at £13.10, but then the accompanying flyer offers two roasts and two puddings for £15. So the moral is make sure you come here as an even number of adults.
So to agree with the other reviews, much more family restaurant than pub and as usual you should look at Trip advisor for how it currently fares in that respect. And as, at time of writing, it is currently ranked middle of the 56 restaurant establishments to be enjoyed in Daventry, below the town Chinese take away and fish and chip shop, probably tells you all you need to know.
Gann - 16 May 2014 12:18
|Now called the Boat House. I have visited on several occasions and in good weather sat out on the balcony overlooking the Grand Union Canal watching the passing narrow boats and had a meal. Food is good solid pub grub with an extensive menu, specials board and at present serving 2 for 1 meals. You pay for the most expensive main dish only. Rump steak and pepper sauce a good bet. Friendly staff although at times not enough on duty to cope with customers.|
This pub is a MUST for narrow boaters and Gongoozlers alike and very well recommended. I forgot to mention the kids playground outside and wide open car park . . . . . ..
v4mpire - 29 Sep 2010 18:14