Monday, 7 June 2010

The Boathouse Inn

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This is where the locals seem to hang out on a sunny summer evening - The Boathouse Inn, Saltaire, down by the River Aire overlooking Roberts Park. The terrace nicely catches the evening sunshine and it's a soothing and pleasant place to relax, looking out over the water, at the end of a busy day. (You may even be able to watch a cricket match on the opposite bank too!) I had another picture of it on my blog last year (see December 7), when I reported that it has recently been totally rebuilt following a fire. That must, in the end, have been a blessing in disguise because the revamped bar-restaurant is clearly doing a good trade. For a foodie review, see another great Saltaire blog - them apples. I must mention (mainly for Alan's benefit... the writer of the Great Yorkshire Pubs blog has to be interested in the ale...) that it has on tap, among other things, the local Saltaire Brewery's Saltaire Blonde, which I'm told is excellent.

(Umm, I wonder if I should have cropped this and removed the sky? I wanted to show the church tower just peeping through - but that puts the roofline of the pub right in the midline of the picture...)

9 comments:

  1. Looks like a regular watering hole by the water; one for Alan Burnett.

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  2. Lovely place to chat and have a glass of wine

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  3. Your picture is perfect like this! I like to discover this moment when people go outside for a while, enjoying to drink while seeing the lovely view on the river.. And the water is so pure that it reflects the scenery perfectly!A nice catch!

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  4. I like the photo as is. And with the reflection, it looks as if the pub's business is livelier still!

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  5. Love the reflection. Looks a nice place to spend a summer afternoon.

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  6. It looks as though you really captured the mood of a relaxing evening to me! I like seeing the tree line in there with the church tower. ~Lili

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  7. I like it just the way it is and that reflection is really nice!

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  8. The waterway is so still and glassy, the reflection is a perfect mirror image.

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  9. a wicked place 2 relax or have fun out, great staff, especially the Asian behind the bar....excellent service & atmosphere...

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