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.
Car parking available
Credit / debit cards accepted
Fathers day meal
My wife and I took her father for a Fathers day meal, I wish we had gone elsewhere it was the worst Sunday lunch we have ever had, poor quality catering beef, soggy bland vegetables,tough yorkshire pudding. Only one word to describe it "Terrible". It used to be good when it was a carvery, I should have realised when we entered and saw a lot of empty tables. People vote with there feet.
Poor menu, average food, awful service.
asl693, Blackpool, United Kingdom
As we were staying for a week at Kielder we planned to dine at the restaurant a few times. However, once was enough. The menu bore little resemblance to what was shown online and was very limited. The food itself was extremely average. Most disappointing of all was the service though. The staff just stood in a group around the bar chatting. I observed at least two other diners (as well as myself) have to approach them for service.
Safe harbor from the rain
JulieB734, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Called in for a quick beer before going to see the osprey watch. Good service and friendly staff. Nice beer too. Food looked good from what I saw and it was quite busy.
Very disappointed in service
joycemcneil1, Bordon, United Kingdom
Went to the restaurant on our second day but felt the staff were very badly trained and quality of food was very basic. The outlook from restaurant was lovely and could be amazing place to go but found it very noisy and were never asked if we wanted dessert so paid bill and left.
T2142BAgaryb, Thirsk, United Kingdom
Had a meal here in last night of holiday in one of the lodges. Menu looks Ok and food not too expensive. Pay around £10/11 for a main course. Between us had pizza, chicken pie and chicken goujons. Service was good and it wasn’t too busy. Had nachos to start which were fine. The mains were as described, just not great. My son’s pizza had a bit of a weird taste to it, very little tomato and loads of cheese. The rest were all Ok but plain. Not sure if lack of seasoning but just a bit disappointing for a meal out. Wish we’d driven and tried a local pub instead.