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The Ferryboat Inn at Church Laneham

Riverside Traditional Pub & Dining South East of the market town of Retford
Opening at 12:00
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We’re so proud to have received this today. Thank you for all your support whether you’re a new customer or one of our very much valued regulars, we really are grateful. But above all thank you to our fantastic Ferryboat family from the chefs to the cleaner and gardeners to our fabulous front of ...

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The Eat Out to Help our scheme starts on Monday. 50% discount on food and soft drinks available up to a maximum of £10 per person from Monday to Wednesday throughout August. Give us a call from 3pm to book your table. Full terms and conditions and participating outlets can be found on

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Don’t forget to book your Sunday lunch for tomorrow. We’re serving from 12 noon until 4pm. Give us a call before 8pm this evening to book your takeaway meal in one of last remaining time slots.

This time next week we’ll be open.. the new “hopefully temporary” normal will be upon us. We’ll post more through the week on how the pub will work, but be assured we’ll make it as normal as possible with our priority being the safety of our customers and our staff. Due to social distancing guide...

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And we’re off! We’ve got the go ahead we’ve been waiting for! We’ll be opening our doors once again. We’ll be open Saturday 4th July from 10am serving bacon butties and drinks, main menu from 12 noon, with a reduced capacity we’re taking bookings for Saturday evening and Sunday lunch now, we’d ha...

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What a weekend! We've served loads of takeaway meals, thank you to everyone that has supported us! We hope you enjoyed them, great to see so many of you! We had all of our amazing team in on Saturday for socially distanced COVID SECURE & HYGIENE training, our risk assessments and safe operating p...

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We’ll be starting our takeaway & delivery service from Thursday onwards here at The Ferryboat. We have selection of classics from our menu available Thursday to Saturday not forgetting our two for £15 fish & Chips offer on a Friday. We’ll be serving Sunday lunch too. Our drinks offering will be m...

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Busy few days here at The Ferryboat, our Chimney was swept yesterday, kitchen being deep cleaned after its well deserved rest and spruce up. New carpet being fitted today by Don Merry Blidworth Carpets Vinyls & Blinds and final bits of decorating being completed. Then we’re ready. Takeaway starts...

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5 days ago
Excellent food.. Excellent service from Darcie, they went above and beyond to cater for us even with last minute changes... Will definitely be returning 👍❤️
- Shelley H
3 years ago
Great lively pub with friendly staff, good drink selection and lovely, reasonably priced food
- Aled T
2 months ago
Perfect for food and then a stroll down to the river bank on a sunny afternoon. Three course had a perfect balance of sweetness and rich flavour. The staff were warm and helpful and at evening just a drink out, the atmosphere was so friendly.
- Ash H

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Church Laneham
DN22 0NQ
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:3:00 – 11:00 pm
Tue:3:00 – 11:00 pm
Wed:3:00 – 11:00 pm
Thu:3:00 – 11:00 pm
Fri:12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat:12:00 – 11:30 pm
Sun:12:00 – 11:30 pm
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