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Serving Lincolnshire since 1625
The Ferry Boat has been in Washingborough since 1625. At that time, the River Witham ran alongside the pub and the landlord ran a ferry service for those wishing to cross the water.
Today The Ferry Boat is a traditional, family-friendly pub located on Washingborough High Street. We serve a wide range of fresh cooked food and delicious drinks as well as live music, quizzes and much more.
We have a spacious car park, outside seating area, open fire and a brand new TV on which we show any sport or other events available on Freeview. This includes FA Cup football, Six Nations rugby and Wimbledon tennis. We also have a children’s menu that’s available during all of our food service hours.
We cater for functions of any size or type and we’re always happy to discuss bespoke requests and requirements.
We are open…
Mon-Sat 12 noon-11.00pm
Sun 12 noon-10.30pm
12 noon – 9.00pm Monday – Saturday
12 noon – 8:00pm Sunday
Quiz Night – Every Wednesday
Bank Holiday Special Events
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The Ferry Boat is proud to be part of the Ever So Sensible Group, established in 2001.
We are a small independent East Midlands based restaurant company specialising in running high quality pubs, restaurants, and hotels that serve fantastic food & delicious drink to our truly awesome customers.
We believe it all starts with our people, so our aim is to be the best employer in our industry, which in turn helps our teams provide the best experience to our customers.
Here are some of the things we do:
Industry leading employee satisfaction survey scores
Live by our values of Care, Pride, and Recognition
Offer the best working hours, training, and opportunities to all of our teams
Pay all of our employee’s above minimum wage
Company profit share every year
Staff hardship fund during Covid to providing financial support to our teams
Increased pay acoss the whole company to help with the cost-of-living crisis
Awarded Investors In People Gold, and are one of the highest scoring companies in the hospitality industry
Our teams are so fantastic that they achieve loads of incredible things. Here are just a few of their favourites so we don’t embarrass them too much:
Top ratings on Google & Trip Advisor
CAMRA Good Beer Guide
Cask Marque accredited
Dining Pub of the Year – Lincolnshire Life Awards
Best Bar Finalist – North Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Awards
Hotel of the Year – Hotels.com
Leicestershire Tourism Awards shortlisted
Help raise money for Rainbows Hospice, the Ukraine Appeal, MacMillan, and lots of local charities.
Ever So “Environmentally” Sensible
Climate change is a real threats to all our futures, we all need to start doing things differently before it is too late. As a business we actively take steps to be more sustainable. Whilst we can’t change everything immediately, we have made a start, see below.
Increasing “plant-based” food items on all our menus.
Reducing food waste throughout our sites.
Switched to eco-friendly straws, napkins, and toilet rolls.
Reviewed our waste recycling, separating our food waste, glass and cardboard.
Working with suppliers to reduce unnecessary packaging.
Switching all our Electric and Gas to a of 100% renewable energy supplier.
Began to change from gas cookers to electric induction cookers in our kitchens.
Where possible, we are installing electric car charging points in our car parks.
We will keep looking for changes we can make now and in the future.
If you can suggest other practical and sensible action we can undertake please let us know