The Boathouse | Sawday's

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The Boathouse - Pub in Shropshire

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New Street, Shrewsbury, SY3 8JQ, Shropshire
England, United Kingdom

Jim Littler
+44 (0)1743 770345(landline)

On the banks of the river Severn with stunning views - watch the ducks and boats from the terrace, sip a pint, tuck into hearty food

Surely one of the best waterside pubs in the country, linked to the centre of Shrewsbury town by a glorious riverside path, this huge historic pub stands on the banks of the Severn overlooking Quarry Park. Swamped in summer (and during very wet winters!), the smart decked terrace and big garden draw the crowds for cool drinks, pretty views and top-notch bar food featuring the best of Shropshire ingredients. On cool days, arrive early to bag a fireside table or one with a river view. Nautical colours, beams and cushioned benches set the scene for pints of Wye Valley and hearty plates of food: local favourite, Shropshire gold battered cod and chips; sharing boards; towering burgers with skin-on fries and coleslaw; Cornish ice cream. Service is friendly, and summer brings festivals galore: flowers, food, dragon boat races ...

Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Jim Littler:

Local points of interest from
Jim Littler:

  • the Boathouse enjoys panoramic views from its extensive beer garden terrace of the river , it's the place to be to enjoy watching eights row by from local Shrewsbury School .
  • the original boathouse is a 16th century Tudor building , many of the original beams are still intact in the interior . Many townspeople can remember when there was aferry across the river before the beautiful suspension footbridge was built .
  • in the 4os there used to be boating from the Boathouse , locals would hire a row boat and boat around the town around the town
  • look out for Boathouse gin festivals in the summer and their quirky music sessions on sunday afternoons .
  • the boathouse is easy to find , make your way to the Quarry park and cross the Porthill footbridge and your there !
  • dogs are welcome on the garden terrace
Points of interest

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Starters from £5. Lunch and dinner from £12.


Open all day.


New Street, Shrewsbury, SY3 8JQ, Shropshire


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