The Boatman

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The Boatman

The Only Proper Windsor Riverside Pub

The Boatman is the best Windsor riverside pub (and the only one in central Windsor) and is nestled below Windsor Castle beside the River Thames and overlooking Eton Bridge. It is just a short stroll from the Queen Victoria Statue and the Changing of the Guards at Windsor Castle and is not far from the footpaths and walks around Eton.

With a variety of inside and outside space including a riverside terrace, an all-weather conservatory, relaxed bar area and charming restaurant, the pub is perfect for a casual drink as well as being a great party venue. Celebrations held here have included Wedding receptions, anniversary and birthday parties and corporate hospitality.

Our menu is freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and includes British favourites as well as seasonal twists.

We have a fresh kid’s menu and welcome children of all ages – highchairs are available and there is easy access for pushchairs and prams through the rear entrance. The Boatman is also a dog friendly pub and dogs are welcome both in the bar area and on the terrace where they are treated like royalty!

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Book a Table – Call 01753 620010

If you want to guarantee a place at The Boatman, then you can book a table for the bar area or the dining room.

We can’t book a table for you on the terrace, but if you prefer to sit outside, we will do our best to seat you there when you arrive.

When the sun is shining in the Summer, people often decide to come down on the spur of the moment so booking the outdoor tables isn’t possible!

We also have a glass conservatory with a retractable roof and heating so riverside drinking and dining is now available all year-round, whatever the weather.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy the views after the sun’s gone down and we have blankets for those evenings when you want to see the sky and the stars but there is just a slight chill to the air.

Private events and group bookings

The Boatman is a flexible party venue offering a relaxed space for up to 80 people or for bigger parties you can hire the whole venue. We can accommodate live music and you are free to personalise your event with balloons, table decorations and entertainment.

People have celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, held leaving-dos and office lunches and had family get-togethers. Our areas are great for client hospitality as well – especially the conservatory.

Our Head Chef has created a selection of food menus for you to choose from including finger or fork buffets or a sit-down meal, all of which can be tailored to your requirements. We can also cater for different dietary needs such as Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Jain and more, so just tell us when you book.

If you’d like to discuss your event please email the team and they will be happy to chat.

Discover the Menu




British food


The Boatman offers classic British food with a seasonal, modern twist using locally sourced fresh ingredients whenever possible. We like to keep things as fresh as our  food so our menus often include a few flavours from around the world – we choose our dishes carefully so there’s something for everyone.

Favourites include traditional beer-battered fish and chips, the gourmet burger, steak cooked as you like it and Caesar salad and of course given our location we have the ever-popular Eton Mess. Take a look at our current menus for what’s available now.

Our menu includes some dishes suitable for those of you who are gluten-free or vegetarian, and we are happy to try and accommodate other needs if possible (although please give us some pre-warning or notice if you can).

You can choose whether you want to eat in the bar or outdoor terrace area (which have a relaxed vibe) or in our stylish, more sophisticated dining room. Either way you’ll get a warm, friendly welcome and service from our team.