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Summary

£111
£££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Surprising dearth of feedback this year on Liam Dillon’s four-year-old pub conversion, which is much accoladed (holding a non-too-scruffy three AA rosettes) and where options include a £100 per head chef’s table experience. We’ve maintained a listing, though, on its contribution to a thinly provided county – more reports please!

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still a pub with a decent pint of real ale but with serious ambition to become a fine dining restaurant” – Liam Dillon’s two-year-old pub conversion was Estrella Damm’s Newcomer of the Year in its February 2019 Top 50 Gastropub Awards, and manages to steer a course between its pubby origins and “well-prepared and attractively-presented food”, be it from the à la carte or ten-course tasting menu.

Summary

£94
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still a pub with a decent pint of real ale but with serious ambition to become a fine dining restaurant” – Liam Dillon’s year-old pub conversion was Estrella Damm’s Newcomer of the Year in its February 2019 Top 50 Gastropub Awards, and manages to steer a course between its pubby origins and “well-prepared and attractively-presented food”, be it from the à la carte or ten-course tasting menu.

Summary

The greige exterior hints at the contemporary and high culinary ambitions of this modishly converted pub. Too little feedback for a rating as yet, but chef Liam Dillon was the winner of this year’s Best Chef Award at the Midlands Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards. There are four-course and seven-course tasting menu options as well as the à la carte.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
No dress code
50

The Boat Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Boat Inn Restaurant in WS14, Lichfield by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Boat Inn restaurant.
Murray B
Good but not top notch. ...
Reviewed 8 months, 30 days ago

"Good but not top notch. "

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Nathan T
Fantastic pub with interesting tasting menu...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Fantastic pub with interesting tasting menu and other price points to fit any budget. The Peking Duck was a thing of beauty "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £40.00
Dinner   £85.00
SundayLunch   £45.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu2 85.00 Always available 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Walsall Road, Lichfield, WS14 0BU
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday600 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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