The Boat Inn

Walsall Road, Lichfield, United Kingdom, WS14 0BU
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Opening Information

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Dinner 18:00- 21:30
Thursday - Sunday: Lunch 12.00 - 14.30 | Dinner 18.00 - 21.30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Business Lunch
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
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About The Boat Inn

Owned by the mighty talented and award winning chef Liam Dillon. The Boat Inn has been awarded the 'Highest New Entry' in the top 50 gastro pubs list, coming in at number 20 this year. Serving modern British food and working closely with the seasons the boat inn is fast becoming Staffordshire's most sought after foodie idyll and is an extremely exciting offer for the area.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Still some of the best food I have ever eaten anywhere - the desserts ate possibly THE best I have ever had. Always loved the food here and consider it to be flawless.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Fabulous food and drink from the taster menu . The staff are excellent, very professional and friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

We really enjoyed the evening. The food, service and atmosphere were fabulous! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, we booked again to return To celebrate our birthdays in November.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

All great. Great to see Chef Liam, bringing serious quality to Staffordshire.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Fantastic in every way! Would have no hesitation in recommending and we can’t wait to come back

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Elegant and classy gastropub! Delicious food and the pre starters/pre desserts were delicious. We felt incredibly safe and looked after, Thankyou for a lovely afternoon!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Taster menu was amazing. Loved all the pairing wines , unfortunately I did get some sediment in 1 of the red wines 🙁. Still had lovely evening 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Great to see The Boat back open.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Felt very COVID-19 safe. The food was good, particularly the Dorset crab. Small portions, but I always come away feeling full. Service was good and new decor and layout has enhanced the overall dining experience, a cut above the usual Lichfield restaurants.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Delicious food, beautifully presented and accompanied by perfectly matched wines, presented by a truly knowledgeable wine connoisseur who takes you on a wonderful journey, giving the origins of the wines and explains how these are paired with each course. We had a fabulous evening and enjoyed every last crumb.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Simply fabulous! Could not fault it. The only improvement i would suggest is improve signage to make entrance to car park from busy Walsall Road clearer. Very easy to drive straight past especially in the dark.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Exquisite, from the food right through the the service and surroundings. We will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Sitting watching the chefs added to the pleasure of the meal

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Fabulous food as always !!!

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

As always dinner at The Boat is amazing. The staff are brilliant and very attentive. We always feel like celebrities. The food is amazing. Every mouthful is delicious. Yes it’s a little more expensive than some places but it’s worth every penny. For us it’s not just a meal out it’s food theatre.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Had a wonderful evening, the food was superb and the staff as knowledgeable and friendly as always.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Fantastic night, amazing food. Love this place. Bring back a traditional cheese board please Liam

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Good evening, I just wanted to send a message to see if everything had been OK with service during your visit to us as you have marked it 1/5 on the review? If there was any issues, I'd be hugely grateful if you could pop me a message to [email protected] to allow me to address the situation. Many thanks Steve

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

A damn good meal with excellent and engaging service.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Wonderful experience, didnt feel like it was spoilt by too many covid adaptions of screens etc, was just right, the most normal we have felt since it all began. Food amazing, service was great, an experience we loved.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Wonderful food, especially the tasting menu. Service was excellent, as always. Your chefs work so hard and never seem to stop, I love watching them doing their culinary magic in the kitchen.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Service was wonderful, couldn't have been more thoughtful. We have been to quite a few high class places that do high end tasting menu's at a different price level, so hard to make a comparison as not been to one to compare at Gastro pub level. Food was well presented, just the right amount, it was tasty, and would certainly re-visit, but misses that edge of fine dining.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

This was our first visit, a gift from family, sons always telling what a great place to eat. They were not wrong, the food was amazing with great service, staff were very knowledgable of the dishes we ordered. Also was expecting food to be more expensive but was real value for money. The only reason I have marked Atmosphere down was because of COVID 19 many tables empty. We will be booking again

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

Excellent lunch with brilliant service.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Fantastic lunch, perfectly refurbished and such a friendly warm and inviting place to visit. Had the taster menu; innovative dishes full of amazing flavours. Polytunnel and Aquaponics will be amazing as will be the thoughtful use of home grown and local produce. Lichfield should be proud to have such an award winning establishment on its doorstep. Blown away by what the guys have done here.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Food was fabulous! Enjoyed each course. The restaurant is beautiful. Look forward to coming again.

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