Following months of careful renovation, The Boat, which sits in the heart of Catherine-De-Barnes has announced that it will be opening its doors on Thursday 20th May.

Sitting in a prime location beside the Grand Union Canal on Hampton Lane, The Boat has been transformed to create a pub with contemporary feel, transforming the space into the perfect setting for all social occasions all year round – both inside and out.

Guests looking for an al-fresco spot to reunite with family and friends can enjoy the terraced patio at the front of the pub, or unwind in the beautiful gardens, featuring fire pits and a fully-stocked outdoor bar.

Dan Morgan, general manager at The Boat, said: “After months of renovation, we’ve been waiting patiently to be able to open our doors, and the whole team is hugely excited to finally welcome locals dropping in for a pint with muddy paws in tow, couples enjoying a date night or hosting family celebrations in our new pub.

“We’ve considered every detail, from our beautiful new interior and gardens, to our hand-picked suppliers, everything is in place to make sure we can give guests a memorable experience.”

The Boat will serve an extensive drinks menu that has been designed with every guest and every sip in mind. From well-crafted cocktails to a collection of classic martini’s, including a staple French Martini to an exquisite Espresso Martini, plus an array of non-alcoholic drinks.

Wine lovers can gather to hit the right note and discover a favourite from the wine cellar, there’s wines by the glass and hard to find bottles from some of the world’s most interesting vineyards. The pub will also offer an innovative range of craft ales and lagers, local cask and house ale.

Executive Chef Ben Sylvester and Head Chef Tom Ebbon have fused tradition and innovation to curate a menu which celebrates provenance and showcases the best of British farms.

Dan continued: “We’re all about great social food, from grazing sharing plates and stix, to artisan pizzas, plus a brunch menu worth dedicating a morning to. We want to offer our customers a menu that takes them from brunch to supper.”

The Boat will be open from 8.30am to 10.00pm, with a new private dining room that will offer the perfect meeting spot to catch up with colleagues or friends, any time of the day. The Boat is set to open on Thursday 20th May, government guidance permitting.