Our Pub

a village Pub & Kitchen

The Boat Inn today is a traditional pub and kitchen that sits next to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal in the village of Penkridge.

Our friendly, attentive staff are waiting to greet you with a smile to make sure you you have an enjoyable eating and drinking experience.

During the summer it’s perfect place to relax with a glass of your favorite tipple, accompanied by a plate of freshly prepared, home cooked food as you watch the narrowboats slowly navigate lock No86

The Boat Inn today is a traditional pub and kitchen that sits next to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal in the village of Penkridge

The Georgian Boat Inn opened in 1779, nine years after the completion of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal in 1770. It was an alehouse (full license), catering largely for barges and travelers

Our facilities

Outside covered eating area
Canal side seating
Live Music
Events – Wedding receptions, Christenings


Weekly Entertainment


Games Night

Tuesday night is games night, kicking it off with Rock and Roll bingo, a quiz and then play your cards right, age old favorites played in a relaxed but competitive atmosphere


Acoustic Lounge

Live music from 9:00 when we open up our acoustic lounge for a relaxed, chilled out night


Live Music

The weekends here so why not let your hair down with some Live Music every Saturday from 9:00


Our Ales


The Boat Inn is an English pub and kitchen serving quality Real Ale and all attain the highest Cask Marque Standard






Cask Marque is an independent, non profit making company that works with brewers and pub owners, each year making over 15,000 visits to British pubs and bars to ensure the quality is of the highest standard.





Timothy Taylor – Landlord

Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma.

A Classic Strong Pale Ale, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers’ International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year.



Green King – Abbot Ale

The famous Domesday Book chronicles “cerevisiarii” or ale brewers as servants of the Abbot in the town’s Great Abbey.

The Greene King brewery sits alongside the historic ruins of the Abbey and to this day our brewers still draw water from the same chalk wells used by brewing predecessors all those years ago

This irresistible ale has masses of fruit characters, a malty richness and superb hop balance. It is brewed longer to a unique recipe.

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Holden’s – Golden Glow

An 18ct gold, golden pale ale with subtle yet fragrant hop aromas, a moreish gentle sweetness and an almost citrus like pleasant bitter finish.

Brewed using the finest English Maris Otter malts and choicest Fuggles, Golden Glow is a thirst quenching, refreshing beer.

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