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Pitville Boat House Cafe

If you're in the area, do visit this period cafe - excellent position on the lake within Pitville... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
via mobile
Good value and good service

Went to the boathouse today and went on the rowing boat for an hour which cost 11 pounds. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Stephanie E
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The Boathouse is nestled on the shore of Pittville Lake and is now open all year round with a new indoor seating area. Reduced opening hours out of season. In season (March-October) boats are available for hire, as well as golf, tennis and fishing.
Pittville Park, Cheltenham GL52 3JE, England
+44 1242 519215
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

If you're in the area, do visit this period cafe - excellent position on the lake within Pitville Park, sells good snacks, coffees and ice creams. Staff always friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank brianaduke
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Went to the boathouse today and went on the rowing boat for an hour which cost 11 pounds. Lovely day out, then ended with an ice cream! Highly recommend for a couples or family day out. Situated in a beautiful park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Visited the boathouse with friends for a coffee ;coffee is great. Lovely setting. Friendly and helpful staff. Marsh field Ice cream is to die for ; salted caramel the best in my opinion. Great set up with the boats ; picnic benches ; thereโ€™s a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GloucesterGloucester
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Great coffee in a very pleasant setting. The best coffee in three weeks and the best since leaving Melbourne

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Janette B
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We often use this cafe when visiting the park and are impressed with the improvements being made. Ideal for children and not over priced

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Richard F
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great stop on a walk through Pittville park, offers hot and cold beverages, snacks and ice creams. Let's you rent boats in the summer. It is lovely to sit out in the afternoon sun with coffee and ice cream!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank steph1871
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Such a lovely setting. Good for ice-cream by the lake! We hired a boat too and it was great fun. I would go again and I would recommend it as a place to have a little break and a treat

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank MaitriKaruna
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Went for a winter walk in Pittville park with our two children and dog. Crisp winters day and great to stop for a lovely cappuccino and hot chocolate. Boys had ice creams! Food looked good and we will be back again.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank MattyA32
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We went there today to discover that the Boat house has been transformed! The last time we went was a couple of years ago, it is now run by new people and they're doing a fantastic job. We really loved the seating area inside which...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Greg_and_Lea
Reviewed 5 November 2015

A massive we'll done to everyone at the boathouse cafe who have really helped to ensure that we've had real fun times throughout the year. Especially the amazing pirate day and spooky Halloween week ensured my 4yr old son had hours of fun at the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Julie H
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