'The Boat' back in business at Catherine-de-Barnes

Published: Monday, 24 May 2021

TAKING advantage of the coronavirus lockdown it's a new look Boat pub at Catherine-de-Barnes on the Grand Union Canal.

The 19th century pub, popular with boaters on the pound out of Birmingham has undergone an entire refurbishment , Alan Tilbury reports.

BoatCathrineDeBarnesSignificant amount of work

Since being closed in September, a significant amount of work has gone into transforming The Boat, which finally reopened on Thursday, 20th May.

Many thousands of pounds have been spent giving it a fresh new interior, terraced patio,  gardens with an outdoor bar and fire pits, as well as a brand new food and drinks menu, with its manager telling CoventryLive:

"We wanted the pub to feel cosy and welcoming so that people can come in for any occasion, whether that be for a date night or a family meal, or if you're out taking your dog for a walk along the canal and want to pop in for a quick bite or a drink."

Seats over 200 people

Situated by the Grand Union Canal the pub now seats over 200 people thanks to a revamp of the beer garden, which features two pergolas and a pavilion dining area and is still dog-friendly.

It boasts of a professional chef with an innovative range of food, in addition to craft ales and lagers, plus local cask and house ales.