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The Ferryboat Inn at Church Laneham

Riverside Traditional Pub & Dining South East of the market town of Retford
Open today until midnight
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CUSTOMER NOTICE - Please ensure compliance to the new rule of 6 from Monday 14th September. We will only be taking bookings to a maximum of 6 people per table were capacity allows. We ask that you continue to follow our COVID secure plans as you have since 4th July. We will also continue our T...

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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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a week ago
Friendly staff, well kept ales, we didn't sample the food but it looked & smelt lovely we intened to return to sample the food.
- Janet D
5 days ago
Great pub, great staff, great top end pub food at a very good price. Covid restrictions but very well done. We will be visiting again and would recommend it to anyone 👍
- Troy H
a week ago
What can we say apart from all pubs should be as good as the Ferry Boat ! As a real ale fan the choice and quality was superb , the food we had was equally excellent ! The decor lovely and the staff superb especially Emily and Hannah , thank you and we will return !
- Andy B

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  • 01777 228350


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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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