The Boathouse in Newbridge, Bath has, over the past four months, undergone a stunning transformation - costing around £1million pounds - every penny of which seems to have been worth it!
We ate on the smart decked terrace - the views are beautiful in the evening, the river is serene and you might spot the occasional rowing boat gliding past; this out-of-town pub finally seems to fit into Bath.
Main courses looked and tasted delicious; steaks were cooked perfectly to order and served with crunchy chips and a peppercorn sauce. The lamb shank was succulent, pork chops served with a delicious cider sauce, and pork burgers were served with a fabulous apple sauce. There were a few let-downs, parsnip mash was stringy and lacked attention to detail, and the wild boar sausages looked delicious, but were obviously not gourmet quality.
Desserts were delicious and very generous - the cherry and chocolate fondant with white chocolate sauce was a particular highlight, as were the decadent chocolate brownies…
Aside from the food, the bar was well stocked, with a large wine list and local ales and ciders perfect for enjoying in the sunny riverside garden!
This Boathouse has been much improved, staff are friendly, the terraces are sunny and there are plenty of cosy corners that will be perfect for long Sunday lunches come the winter. We will certainly be back!