Our Refurbishment

In the autumn of 2017 Hall & Woodhouse bought the Boathouse.   In the next 12 months we plan to transform the pub and riverside gardens and upgrade the kitchen capacity (see more details below).  

However, in the interim, we are doing some quick remedial works:

Phase 1: 5th February – 2nd March: the Exterior – we’ll stay fully open

Phase 2: 26th February – 2nd March: the Kitchen – we’ll be closed over this period


Who We Are

Hall and Woodhouse is a Dorset-based, family-owned, regional brewer.   Founded over 240 years ago, we’ve brewed Badger beer since 1777 and run pubs since 1856.   The company still brews Badger ales and has 200 restaurants, hotels and inns in the south of England (we manage 50 of these directly).  Local examples of our managed houses are:


Hall & Woodhouse, 1 Old King Street, Bath, BA1 2JW

Hall & Woodhouse, 59 Newfoundland Way, Portishead, BS20 7FP


Our vision is to remain a growing independent family company that leads the UK market in brewing and hospitality and our mission is to make every Guest’s day.   

What's Going To Happen

We think that the Boathouse should be a regular part every citizen of Bath’s life but that at present it’s not living up to the potential of its wonderful location.

The proposed works include:

  • Fully refurbishing of the internal Guest areas and toilets
  • Landscaping the river frontage to create a delightful waterside garden terrace
  • Upgrading the kitchen so it is capable of delivering great food quickly (even at peak periods).

Our Goal At The Boathouse

Whilst rooted in the past we certainly embrace the future, with recently building our third brewery. We aim to restore the Boathouse to the classic English riverside country pub that it should be, with sunny terraces, snug nooks and crannies, great Badger cask ale and nourishing and wholesome food.  We’re aiming to create a place for all the community to cherish and love.

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