Boathouse Reopens

A riverside pub on outskirts of Bath has reopened after a major 16 week refurbishment. The Boathouse, on Newbridge Road, has been transformed and now boasts nine new bedrooms on the first floor.

As part of the development the ground floor has been divided into separate areas, each with a different style and feel. Traditional design, which includes reclaimed timber furniture and open feature fireplaces, has been combined with some more eclectic and contemporary elements.

A large raised deck seating area is a new addition outside, allowing customers to make the most of the views of the river Avon and landscaped garden. But the biggest change has taken place upstairs. Previously home to a function room, the first floor now houses nine individually styled guest rooms, many with their own balcony.

The pub’s manager Adam Ford, who has overseen the development, said: "The pub has undergone a complete transformation and the result is fantastic. We’ve spent a lot of time recruiting and training a great team of about 30 people and are looking forward to welcoming new and returning customers.

"Apart from the obvious changes to the building with the addition of nine great bedrooms, our food and drink range has changed significantly. The menu, which has dishes changing daily, offers simple fresh food, with lots of the ingredients sourced locally. On the bar there’s a great selection of quality real ales and ciders from local breweries as well some from further afield.

"We are all really excited at the prospect of a busy and fun summer ahead in the revitalised Boathouse."

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