Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Boat Inn, Loughborough

Today we met up with friends in Loughborough. I had picked The Boat from the internet on a Google search, so it was a bit of a random choice.

As it turned out it was a nice spot to spend a sunny afternoon. The Boat is positioned right on the canalside so there is plenty to do if you feel like sitting back and watching the world go by. We saw narrowboats, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes in our couple of hours there.

The menu consisted of pub staples, and a special Sunday roast (choice of lamb, beef or pork).

Our food arrived in decent time and the Sunday lunches were impressive. Hunks of meat, real Yorkshire puddings and lots of extra gravy. Yum. The fish and chips and fishfinger cob and chips were also well proportioned and tasty. Inside the pub there was a special event going on so it was difficult to see what it would be normally like, but the food was good and a bargain price - comparing favourably to Wednesday at 1877.

The rating:
Good, honest British pub. Masses of decent food at a really good price, excellent Sunday roast.

The summary:
Food = traditional pub food
Price = cheap (most mains around a fiver)
Atmosphere = pub inside, sunny benches outside near the water


The Boat Inn
Meadow Lane
01509 214 578

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