Welcome Back to The Boathouse Inn!

Wonderfully situated on the banks of the River Aire in picturesque Saltaire, the original boathouse was built in 1871. It was later converted into a pub, but by early in the new millennium the building was abandoned and derelict. The present owners undertook a complete refurbishment in 2009, retaining the historical exterior features but transforming the interior into a beautifully designed and comfortable modern inn.

The Boathouse Inn offers well-kept traditional cask ales (with guest ales) alongside imported beers and lagers, an intelligent selection of wines available by the glass, carafe or bottle, as well as a good range of coffees and hot drinks. We pride ourselves on our carefully prepared, simple grown-up food: from snacks and sandwiches to a full three-course menu of pub classics as well as some more out-of-the-ordinary specialties.

The Boathouse is the perfect place to meet friends and socialise, enjoy some restorative food and drink after a good walk, or simply relax and watch the river flow by. We look forward to welcoming you.

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What They Say

  • Good hot food, warm welcome, but not much parking space apart from on the road

    Fraser Tordoff Avatar
    Fraser Tordoff
    10/15/2021

    we called here while on a canal holiday lovely food .best steak and ale pie ever .the guy reserved us a table for 7pm while we waited for our daughter to get there .great customer service and a window seat fabulous view

    Rosemary Hewitt Avatar
    Rosemary Hewitt
    10/14/2021
  • Excellent pub food. Very nice view out across the river to the park.

    Peter Dick Avatar
    Peter Dick
    10/11/2021

    Very nice as always 👌👍

    DAVID LEADBEATER Avatar
    DAVID LEADBEATER
    10/09/2021
  • Loved this place

    Thomas Clayton Avatar
    Thomas Clayton
    9/25/2021

    Very nice atmosphere with splendid views over the river and park.

    Ashley Horsfall Avatar
    Ashley Horsfall
    9/18/2021
  • Went in for a drink, the staff were really lovely and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet even though it was busy, will be going again soon.

    Iain McQuillan Avatar
    Iain McQuillan
    9/18/2021

    Long wait for food.

    Paul Maybury Avatar
    Paul Maybury
    9/16/2021
  • Good quality food and at reasonable price. Friendly staff. Great location in middle of saltaire

    Darren Blake Avatar
    Darren Blake
    9/16/2021

    Excellent food very friendly staff and food prices very good for the quality of food definitely be going back very soon

    Paul James Avatar
    Paul James
    9/16/2021
  • Lovely setting on the riverbank. Reasonably priced food snd drunk

    Lynne Gray Avatar
    Lynne Gray
    9/16/2021

    Amazing fish and chips

    linda leung Avatar
    linda leung
    9/16/2021
  • Unless arriving by boat, no wheelchair access (tongue in cheek). 10 steps down from road level.Not a large choice on menu, beers good.

    Phil Conroy Avatar
    Phil Conroy
    9/16/2021

    Nise pub set on the banks of the River Aire in Saltaire.Food looked great, hot drinks were served efficiently and staff were polite and civil.The only downside is the toilet cabin the men's has a broken window and people outside are party to whatever is happening in the cubicle....not ideal... read more

    Chris Hyde Avatar
    Chris Hyde
    9/16/2021
  • Good selection of beverages.Food was ok but overpriced for the quality.

    Ian swinfield Avatar
    Ian swinfield
    9/16/2021

    Beautiful setting overlooking the River Aire. Delicious g & t & met 2 lovely ladies & one gorgeous Maltese terrier!

    Gill Baxter Avatar
    Gill Baxter
    9/16/2021
  • Went for an evening meal after a very hot day. Had fish and chips which was excellent. Also had a couple of pints and a sweet. Nice views of the river and park.

    Simon Guppy Avatar
    Simon Guppy
    9/13/2021

    Went to the Boathouse for a late afternoon Lunch with the family. Ordered the Battered Fish and chips (see Photo). It was a great place with friendly service from the staff and served with a smile. Enjoyed the warm and friendly atmosphere. The views through the architecturally designed large minimalist... read more

    Dharmesh Patel Avatar
    Dharmesh Patel
    8/29/2021
  • Good hot food, warm welcome, but not much parking space apart from on the road

    Fraser Tordoff Avatar
    Fraser Tordoff
    10/15/2021
  • we called here while on a canal holiday lovely food .best steak and ale pie ever .the guy reserved us a table for 7pm while we waited for our daughter to get there .great customer service and a window seat... read more

    Rosemary Hewitt Avatar
    Rosemary Hewitt
    10/14/2021
  • Excellent pub food. Very nice view out across the river to the park.

    Peter Dick Avatar
    Peter Dick
    10/11/2021
  • Very nice as always 👌👍

    DAVID LEADBEATER Avatar
    DAVID LEADBEATER
    10/09/2021
  • Loved this place

    Thomas Clayton Avatar
    Thomas Clayton
    9/25/2021
  • Very nice atmosphere with splendid views over the river and park.

    Ashley Horsfall Avatar
    Ashley Horsfall
    9/18/2021
  • Went in for a drink, the staff were really lovely and friendly. The atmosphere was quiet even though it was busy, will be going again soon.

    Iain McQuillan Avatar
    Iain McQuillan
    9/18/2021
  • Long wait for food.

    Paul Maybury Avatar
    Paul Maybury
    9/16/2021
  • Good quality food and at reasonable price. Friendly staff. Great location in middle of saltaire

    Darren Blake Avatar
    Darren Blake
    9/16/2021
  • Excellent food very friendly staff and food prices very good for the quality of food definitely be going back very soon

    Paul James Avatar
    Paul James
    9/16/2021
  • Lovely setting on the riverbank. Reasonably priced food snd drunk

    Lynne Gray Avatar
    Lynne Gray
    9/16/2021
  • Amazing fish and chips

    linda leung Avatar
    linda leung
    9/16/2021
  • Unless arriving by boat, no wheelchair access (tongue in cheek). 10 steps down from road level.Not a large choice on menu, beers good.

    Phil Conroy Avatar
    Phil Conroy
    9/16/2021
  • Nise pub set on the banks of the River Aire in Saltaire.Food looked great, hot drinks were served efficiently and staff were polite and civil.The only downside is the toilet cabin the men's has a broken window and people outside... read more

    Chris Hyde Avatar
    Chris Hyde
    9/16/2021
  • Good selection of beverages.Food was ok but overpriced for the quality.

    Ian swinfield Avatar
    Ian swinfield
    9/16/2021
  • Beautiful setting overlooking the River Aire. Delicious g & t & met 2 lovely ladies & one gorgeous Maltese terrier!

    Gill Baxter Avatar
    Gill Baxter
    9/16/2021
  • Went for an evening meal after a very hot day. Had fish and chips which was excellent. Also had a couple of pints and a sweet. Nice views of the river and park.

    Simon Guppy Avatar
    Simon Guppy
    9/13/2021
  • Went to the Boathouse for a late afternoon Lunch with the family. Ordered the Battered Fish and chips (see Photo). It was a great place with friendly service from the staff and served with a smile. Enjoyed the warm and... read more

    Dharmesh Patel Avatar
    Dharmesh Patel
    8/29/2021

Restrictions still apply!

At The Boathouse Inn we take the safety of our Customers and Staff incredibly seriously, because of this all our staff have completed relevant training in minimizing the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Our Restaurant and Bar is table service only at the moment,  as we ease back into the new normality while observing government safety guidelines please read the “Government Guidelines” linked below.*

We look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Government guidelines “what you can and can’t do”

Victoria road, Saltaire, BD18 3LA
T: 01274 585 690

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