A few minutes stroll from Bath City Centre and overlooking one of the prettiest reaches of the river Avon, this lovely restaurant has all the charm of the rowing clubhouse it used to be, with a contemporary edge of clean colours and simple yet sophisticated decor. Inspired by their years in Italy, chef-owner Ben Hall and his wife Rosy offer a deliciously simple and rustic menu made with the freshest produce on the market.

Forester Road, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 6QE
+44 (0) 1225 428 844

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Everything is freshly prepared on the premises, right down to the pasta and pickles. Dedicated to using local produce and maintaining good value, Ben has an ever changing specials board. His dishes reflect his love of robust earthy flavours, such as Cornish Turbot with soft roe butter, beef ravioli in red wine gravy or onion souffle with truffle butter and parmesan. Menu favourites include light lunches such as grilled goat’s cheese with red onion chutney, or more hearty dishes such as cassoulet, or black spaghetti with mascarpone, smoked salmon and chives. You can pop by for coffee on the tranquil terrace, a light lunch or a candle lit dinner. Children are very welcome, there is a private car park or you could hop on a boat from Pulteney Weir! The Boatman is perched above Bath’s historic Boating Station where handcrafted punts and rowing boats are for hire if you fancy a pootle about on the river. Open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sundays for traditional Sunday Lunch. Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.

Price Range

£££££ : £30 - £50

Price per person, based on two courses + drink

Maximum Party Size


Opening Hours

Tuesday – Saturday Lunch 12 noon – 3pm Dinner 6pm – 11pm

Open Sundays for traditional Sunday Lunch 12noon – 3pm.

Closed Sunday evenings and Mondays.