Boat Inn Restaurant



Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Kielder Water & Forest Park is now closed to the visiting public. 

Northumbrian Water sites including Kielder Waterside and Boat Inn, Tower Knowe and all associated facilities including toilets.

The health and welfare of the public is extremely important to us here at Kielder Water & Forest Park and the steps being taken by our partners are designed to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease, in line with government advice.


Boat inn / The Hide

Following government advice we have decided to close this facility however, we are running our usual extensive full menu as a takeaway or collection service.

We apologise that this is not to our usual standard however we feel that this is important to maintain the safety of all our guests and our team.

In addition to this card payments will be our preferred method of payment across our whole site, this is being done to limit unnecessary contact.

The disinfection frequency for all areas of our facilities have been increased. The following items/areas are our major touchpoints and are being targeted; our Bookwhen booking platforms located in our Reception building, The Boat Inn and our PDQ machines and tills will be cleaned every 30 minutes. Our Activities team have also increased the cleaning frequency of their equipment. Please do not take offence when we wipe these down after use, we are carrying out these actions to ensure we are keeping these machines hygienic to use. Some of our activities have been postponed due to the close contact involved. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.


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!

The Boat Inn is open 7 days a week from 12noon until 10pm. Food is served between 12noon until 4pm for lunch and 5pm untill 8.30pm for dinner. We currently run from 5pm untill 8.30pm for pizza night on a Sunday.



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