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The Boathouse Pub, Putney

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by John Burns (subscribe)
I am a writer and teacher, out and about in the world but with Nottingham never far from my heart.
Published September 18th 2012
Good beers, great times and fine dining in a stunning spot
There must be something about rivers that makes humans flock to them when it's time to rest, unwind and socialise. Maybe it's the relaxing sound of the gently moving water, or the pleasant sight of buildings and landmarks reflected in the shimmering water; whatever it is it keeps us coming back for more.

It's for these reasons that we all love a pub by a river, and The Boathouse on Putney's redeveloped wharf is no exception. Set far enough away from the main road to ensure peace, quiet and tranquillity, and with its stunning views of Putney Bridge and the lazily meandering Thames passing beneath it, there are few better places to enjoy a drink in West London than on the terrace at The Boathouse.

At any time of year The Boathouse offers a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere. From balmy summer afternoons spent on the terrace, to cold winter evenings in the warmth of the main bar, The Boathouse is the ideal venue for a few laidback drinks with your friends.

The food here is also fantastic. The Boathouse operates the Riverview Restaurant, offering responsibly sourced and meticulously selected fish and shellfish, sumptuous venison and award winning British beef dishes.

The owners of the Boathouse are intensely proud of the fare served in the Riverview Restaurant, and rightly so. The Riverview's venison is sourced from free range deer herds in the Scottish Highlands, while the restaurant's beef carries the EBLEX Quality Standard Mark, ensuring that it is derived from a responsible and ethically operated farm.

Great beer in a great setting, and food that leaves your hunger satisfied and your conscience clear: what more could you ask for?
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Why? Relaxing riverside location and responsibly sourced food.
When: Open daily
Phone: 020 8789 0476
Where: Brewhouse Lane, Putney, London, SW15 2JX
Cost: Most main courses between 10 and 13. Starters between 5 and 7.
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