Boat Inn Restaurant

Leaplish Waterside Park
NE48 1BT

+44 01434 251000

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Our restaurant and bar is the perfect compliment to your visit to Kielder Water & Forest Park. Due to its waterside setting, your dining experience will be accompanied by panoramic views across the water to the distant shores. Kielder is renowned for its beauty and the Boat Inn restaurant allows you to enjoy this in very comfortable surroundings. There is a full range of hot and cold food served daily. If you just want to sit back and relax, the bar offers a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, speciality coffees and snacks to allow you to enjoy your evening. Throughout the season there will be a variety of entertainment for all of the family to enjoy!

Below is the opening times for The Boat Inn Restaurant and Bar

Monday: 10am until 10pm. 
Tuesday: 10am until 10pm. 
Wednesday: Closed. (Open 10am until 10pm during school holidays) 
Thursday: 10am until 10pm. 
Friday: 10am until 10pm.
Saturday: 10am until 10pm.
Sunday: 10am until 7.00pm. (Open 10am until 10pm during school holidays)

Food is served 10 - 11.30, 12 - 4 and 5 - 8.30 Monday to Saturday and 12 - 6 on Sunday. 


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Glad it was open! Quick bite before visiting observatory.

Visiting Kielder observatory. Limited options for food pre visit and we didn't like look of pub in Kielder village. This place was open and we were expecting it to be awful but burger was surprisingly tasty and reasonably priced! Service not great and typical "carvery" atmosphere but it saved our bacon so can't complain.

Great place to visit

alip6, bordewrs
We stayed here at the start of this month for 4 days. What a lovely place to visit plenty of nice walks, dogs can stay. The boat inn offers good food and plenty choice. The log cabins are well equipped with great views. Hot tub a bonus. All staff very friendly. This was our second visit and will definitely be back. Would recommend going there for all ages.

Lovely location

Good food good service have visited many times always a pleasure poss one of the best locations I have ever been quite fantastic views enjoy

reasonable pub fayre

Lesley A, northumberland
visited kielder yesterday mainly to see the ospreys, but unfortunately the volunteer staff weren't there with their telescopes...but, nevertheless my husband has his own spotting scope so was able to pick them up in their nests for himself...we've been the last few years to view them so he knew roughly where they should be - and there they were sitting happily. Had lunch here at the boat inn and our table overlooked the lake (lovely) The young man who greeted and served us was really friendly and cheery which makes all the difference to me. Food is reasonably priced £5 for baked pot which is pretty well same as most places so not overpriced, but, as we both only wanted a baked potato and didn't want a dessert i can only comment on basics - I had the chilli topping (quite spicy) but it was is rijo which is a favourite of ours so that was a plus too Overall very pleasant

Excellent food and service

youngsterdave76, Derby
I was staying at the Leaplish lodges over the weekend, and ventured down to the Boat Inn on a few occasions. I initially had nachos with beef chilli, which was a sizeable portion and oozing with cheese. I returned on Sunday evening for a roast dinner, and was not disappointed. A sizeable plate of turkey, Yorkshire, potatoes, a separate plate of veg, and extra gravy - very tasty and filling. Only grumble was the veg was all greens, with no carrots or swede, but decent all the same. The drinks prices were reasonable, and Robert looked after us on every visit. Definitely recommend the place.



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