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Opening Hours

monday - sunday
10am-11pm

Service Times

monday - saturday
10.30am-9pm
sunday
10.30am-8pm
01244 328 709
The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CH1 1SD

A RELAXING STAY
BY THE RIVER DEE

01244 328 709
The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CH1 1SD

A RELAXING STAY
BY THE RIVER DEE

01244 328 709
The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CH1 1SD

A RELAXING STAY
BY THE RIVER DEE

01244 328 709
The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CH1 1SD
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Welcome to
The Boathouse

Away from the hustle & bustle of Chester City Centre, make your way to just outside the city walls and join us for a drink down by the river.

Stroll down to the idyllic River Dee and stop off at The Boathouse to rest your legs, recharge and grab a bite to eat. There’s plenty of choice on our menus, with a number of vegetarian and vegan options available. We also serve arguably the best Sunday roast in Chester. Come and join us this weekend and see what all the fuss is about.

Fancy a drink with your food? How about a line-up of award-winning cask ales, lagers and wines & spirits from around the world? For cask ale lovers, we serve JW Lees’ Bitter, Manchester Pale Ale and a number of seasonal beers throughout the year. We also pour both Manchester Craft Lager and Original Lager; the perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon sitting in our scenic floating beer garden.

As well as our award-winning line up of cask ales on the bar and delicious dishes from the menu, we provide comfortable and attractive accommodation if you’re looking for a relaxing place to stay.

Beer Garden

The most scenic beer garden in Chester overlooking the River Dee. Enjoy our famous floating beer garden, relax on the sun-kissed terrace or cosy up in our beach huts with a refreshing pint of MPA, Manchester Craft lager or a G&T, with our fantastic new menus ideal for alfresco dining.

OUR MENUS

Between seasonal specialities like our blackened Cajun chicken burger, our herb crusted fillet of chalk stream trout and hearty home-cooked favourites, you can expect plenty of choice when you take a look through our menus. From MPA beer battered fish & chips to our legendary homemade three cheese and onion pie, there’s a dish for everyone.

Events & Offers

2.00PM - 9.00PM

Pie & Pint

Order one of our famous homemade pies and a pint of one of our refreshing JW Lees lagers or ales every Tuesday for just £14.95.

12.00PM - 11.00PM (Upgrade your offer with a cheeseboard for two for an extra £10)

Wine Wednesday

Enjoy two large glasses of any of our wines and receive the rest of the bottle on the house.

12.00PM - 9.00PM

Grill Saturday

Enjoy 20% any of our steaks on the grill section of our menu, every Saturday!!

Sunday is a day of roast

Join us every Sunday and enjoy a delicious Sunday roast with unlimited gravy and Yorkshire puddings!

Light Lunch

Served Monday to Friday 12-3pm 2 courses for £14.95, 3 courses for £17.45

EXPLORE THE BOATHOUSE

Watch the world go by…

Wind down in our floating restaurant beside the scenic River Dee. Relax with a pint of MPA or a glass of wine or two as the sun goes down over the river.

STAY WITH US

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Chester, The Boathouse has everything that you could ever need. We have cosy bedrooms, all of which have been recently refurbished. Each room has been thoughtfully designed following our nautical theme, each with comfy beds, free Wi-Fi as well as free parking available for staying guests.

OUR BREWERY

If you’re interested in exploring more of our beers, check out the JW Lees website where you can find out about the full range. From classic cask ales like the iconic Manchester Pale Ale and JW Lees Bitter to our craft lagers – there’s something for everyone. We also have our seasonal cask ales and The Boilerhouse microbrewery where we experiment with innovative flavours. There’s a huge selection of JW Lees ales and lagers from over 190 years’ brewing experience.

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