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The Old Boathouse, Manchester, ENG

The Old Boathouse

4.1
4.1
341 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of the Astley village. Here at The Old Boat House, we are the perfect canalside retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there's a dish for every desire.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 am
  • Phone number
    01942 581689
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Three Course Menu

    £29.00 per person

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Always the most popular day of the year as we take time to say thanks to our dear Mums. Enjoy our three-course set menu to make the day extra special as we take care of the roast this weekend. Please see the Mother's Day menu on our website.
    Mother's Day Three Course Menu photo

What 341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for scenic views

341 Reviews
  1. StuartB

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Booked in advance, arrived to be told no roasts available, sat at table to be told other items not available, nothing left on menu wife could eat, left without eating.

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  2. RoseB

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never got our food, ordered at 6-20pm waited till 7–35 noticed the tables round us were being served ever though they came in after us, so decided to leave, spoke to a member of staff that sent the manager over, he checked were the order was then realised the order hasn’t even been put through. Didn’t apologise just told us we didn’t need to pay for our drinks one of which was just water anyway very poor service not happy at all

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  3. ClareL

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed in the Sunday lunch, expensive for what you got, £16.50 for 2 roasts, I had roast beef and chicken. I got 1 slice of beef and a chicken thigh! The vegetables were very nice and the Yorkshire pudding, although small, very nice. Fot 4 adults and 2 children including drinks, the total bill was over £140 . Expensive for what we had.

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  4. DerekC

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a table for 3.45pm, walked in and stood at the bar waiting to be seated and after a bit had to ask for help. Taken to a table given menu and they walked away with no offer of drink. Sat for 10 mins and nobody had came near us. Eventually walked out as we heard a man at another table saying "Is our food ever coming"

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  5. DebbieJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The old boathouse is a cosy pub with a lovely atmosphere. The outside area is really nice too and I can imagine it is popular in the summer months (it was a bit too cold to sit outside when we visited). The service was excellent and the staff were very friendly. The food was freshly cooked and tasty. We will definitely visit again soon.

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  6. BrianC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again, the food and service were very good. A good pub dining experience

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  7. GeorgeS

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service throughout. Will definitely dine there again

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and fantastic service , thank you for a great evening

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly welcoming staff. Clean dining area. Had a set menu with a good selection to choose from.Food was very well cooked and presented. Good drinks selection

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  10. LauraB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and overall great experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service, food and ambience. the staff were very helpful and friendly and there is a good range of choices

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  12. ColinD

    Manchester

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great customer experience, keep it up!. Pleasure.

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  13. KirstyR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here for food, definitely will be returning back, service is great, lovely staff, dogs allowed perfect Sunday evening

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  14. ZoeU

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food and wine, we had the set evening meal for two, lots to choose from, also bottles of wine on offer, do great value. Staff are very friendly and helpful, will definitely be going back

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  15. ChristopherH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service as always and we will be back again soon

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  16. Dking63

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming warm and spotless. Good choice of food on the menu, food was hot and delicious.

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  17. Carolyb

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a Very nice atmosphere at the Old Boathouse. Management and staff are always friendly and happy to serve you.

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  18. AlanS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This used to be a fantastic pub with great home cooked food. It was always full. Food standard well below what it used to be and is a shame as it is in an absolutely fabulous location. We will come back for a drink but will leave the food for a while until we here otherwise.

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  19. KimW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service and a outstanding meal. Really enjoyed the evening.

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  20. GranthamF

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hosts Mark and Paul were very welcoming and attentive. Food was really good and excellent value. Nothing too much trouble. Most enjoyable lunch and will revisit before long.

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  21. WayneK

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was excellent as usual , we had a drink whilst waiting for our food which wasn't a long wait at all, the food was tasty & hot on a warm plate which is a nice touch as alot of places serve the food on a cold plate which cools the food quicker, i would recommend the old boat house any day of the week you won't be dissappointed

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  22. SharonB

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quiet on Friday night so not much atmosphere not the pubs fault probably pre Xmas spending. Food was lovely, but rushed between courses so asked for a rest. Overall nice would go again

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  23. WendyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was lovely, we ordered Light bite Fish & Chips and Fish Finger Sandwich. Had to ask for table to be wiped as we sat down as it was sticky. Toilet window frame was very mouldy,too. Renovation work was very noisy so difficult to hold a conversation at times. January £10 Lunch Club menu is excellent value but we had to ask for it.

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  24. PaulaS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, attentive staff, lovely atmosphere

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  25. Flo1

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, home made food will definitely visit again.

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  26. HelenF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat canal side, food was delicious, staff were attentive. Absolutely perfect!

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  27. AnthonyS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday roast served cold! There is no excuse for this Unforgivable! They have let standards slip a little.

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  28. LisaC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time visiting. Loved it. Very personable. Great staff, food and money

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  29. DeniseL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, lovely staff and gorgeous christmas decorations

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  30. thomasr

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was a little disappointing as they use plastic tubs for sauces on plates. Also overcharged but they rectified it.

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  31. Juliec

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening surprise slice of cake with happy birthday was brought too the table from staff Tnk you, meals where grt I would just prefer my gravy for sausage x mash in a little jug as my plate was flooded with gravy, but the meal was very tasty. Service was very friendly and attentive Xx

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  32. JeanB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just popped in with a friend for a light meal with soft drinks then a hot chocolate. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. We both had the soup with some sweet potato fries which were delicious. Loved the toasted sour dough bread served with the soup. Will be calling again soon thank you.

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  33. SandraF

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good value for money as there were 9 of us dining. Delicious Sunday roast. Great service and friendly staff.

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  34. MaryW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly welcoming staff. The pub was nice and warm on a very cold day. Well decorated for Christmas. The meal was delicious we didn't wait long to be served from ordering. lovely location in the canal, will definitely return.

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  35. PatriciaS

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch! We all left with feeling full and happy, so different since new management have taken over, a lovely festive atmosphere. Everyone happy to help and smiling. Prices good. Well happy Christmas to you all, we will be back!

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  36. ColinD

    Manchester

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The usual great C.S experience, never disappointed. Well done all.

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  37. Atpin

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to chase food order after 45 mins and then chase the dessert order

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  38. DonnaS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little pub, busy for a Wednesday which is good, nice atmosphere Food good hot and tasty young lad serving us very polite and attentive, great night thank you

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  39. bpgoldstar

    Manchester

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening in a lovely setting. Food overall, as always, was very good however, very unusually and unfortunately both starters were only luke warm. Everything else was perfect.

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  40. JohnW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with good menu.Excellent value. Friendly staff

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FAQs

The Old Boathouse is rated 4.1 stars by 341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Old Boathouse

Higher Green Lane, Astley, Manchester, ENG M29 7JB

Additional information

  • Area
    Wigan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining
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