Standing beneath Warden Hill at the confluence of the North and South Tyne rivers, The refurbished Boatside is surrounded by woodland footpaths and bridleways, and has fishing rights on the river. The name of this stone-built country free house harks back to the days when a rowing boat ferried people across the river before the bridge was built. Cullercoats, Wylam and Mordue ales are on offer in the bar with its log fire and dart board. Meals are served in the conservatory, restaurant or snug, and include sharing platters (Tex mex; from the sea; and butchers block); fish pie; curry of the day; pan-fried chicken breast in the style of coq au vin; and braised steak. The Boatside welcomes children and dogs too.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 11–10.30)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–8.45, Sunday 12–7.45
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12–8.45, Sunday 12–7.45
Food and drink
Real ales available: Caffrey's Irish Ale, John Smith's, Mordue, Wylam, Cullercoats
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Play area available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A69 west of Hexham, follow signs to Warden Newborough and Fourstones.