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Pub of the Week: The Boathouse, Yalding

Posted: 30th January 2019

With its picturesque riverside setting, and great food and drink offering, the Boathouse at Yalding is the ideal place to unwind with family and friends.

Formerly known as the Anchor, this historic pub can trace its roots back to the 16th Century and has always been popular with those using the Medway, whether for work or pleasure.

In the early 20th Century Edith Nesbitt, author of The Railway Children, stayed at the pub on several occasions.

The pub was renamed the Boathouse in 2018 following a major £1.3 million refurbishment by Shepherd Neame. It has proved hugely successful ever since.

The food menu is extensive and varied, ranging from a selection of small plates and sandwiches through to more substantial dishes such as Kentish hogs (sausages) and mash, grilled chicken Caesar salad, a number of seafood and fish dishes, and a range of burgers. Vegetarian and/ or vegan options include a beetroot and goats cheese tortellini and a mushroom, leek and tarragon risotto. 

A range of freshly made to order pizzas is also available, and can be ordered to eat in or take away. Pouring at the bar is a fine range of cask ales and premier lagers from Britain’s oldest brewer.

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