Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Boat Inn

The Boat Inn

I really don't have a clue about the origin of this pub's name, unless it really is as obvious as it appears!

The Boat Inn on the canal bank, is just off Meadow Lane, and was opened around the end of the 1700s. At one time there was a house joined to each side of it, but now it stands alone, albeit with an extension.

It's a popular place for people who are travelling along the cut, to partake of refreshments. It's also a popular establishment for people of the town and students to visit.

In days gone by, the canal touring theatre group Mikron, used to perform outside The Boat, on the banks of the canal, and it was here I first encountered the actor Mark Williams (Mr Weasley in the Harry Potter films, amongst many other parts!).

This is The Boat today: Click on the picture of the pub to return to the Pub Quiz.
The Boat Inn
The Marston's Brewery pub sign

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