01942 883300 The Old Boathouse, 164 Higher Green, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 7JB


Welcome To The Old Boathouse

Motto is Good food, Good wine and good friends. We are a traditional, newly refurbished rustic public house offering a large selection of food and drinks in a welcoming friendly atmosphere, with professional friendly staff. We offer a varied home cooked menu with food for all tastes and appetites. Not only do we have a menu offering traditional pub fayre, We also offer a range of gourmet burgers, steak night, an extensive specials board that changes daily, a seasonal game menu, and a sharing section that is ideal for an evening out with friends.

Our new menu offers a great value for money 1, 2 or 3 course meal sections offering something for all appetites. Our new menu also offers a large range of desserts to perfectly finish off your meal with. Keep your eyes open for our new ice cream desserts range that is guaranteed to get your mouths watering.

food and drinks

Whether you join us for a meal or to simply come for a drink and relax in our beautiful friendly surroundings we have a large drinks selection available, suitable for all tastes. We offer an extensive wine menu whether you prefer red, white rose or something sparkling you will find your perfect wine within our menu. We offer a large draught range with different lagers (our Heineken extra cold is served in glasses straight from the fridge for that perfect refreshing taste) ciders and bitter. Our new gin palace and vodka bar will ensure you vodka and gin lovers can find your preferred taste expertly served. We have four cask ales available everyday and a wide range of craft beers. If you prefer a non alcoholic drink we also offer a wide selection of soft drinks.

Don’t forget that if you want your favourite table when dining with us then make sure you don’t miss out by pre booking with us. Whether you are joining us for a special occasion or just popping in for a quiet drink our friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere will ensure you have a great time.

We have a very comfortable outside area where we welcome dogs.


To all my friends, family & customers ❤

Being the landlady of the Old Boathouse for the last 16 years has created many memories!

Some good, some bad, some happy, some sad!

But what a great journey it has been 😁
From meeting my amazing husband Dave and having our beautiful daughter Milly-Jey ❤ to meeting many new friends, seeing customers’ kids grow from toddlers to teens and listening to some of the best singers on Karaoke 🎤 and some of the worst 😄 I think I deserve a medal for this lol 😆

I would like to think we have created a friendly and comfortable environment for people to enjoy themselves, which I believe is reflected in the great customer base which we maintain 🤞

Over the years I have seen customers and staff come and go 🚶which have all played a part in my 16 year journey. Both do come with their challenges lol 😆 but I would like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am for my team and all the hard work they continue to maintain to help make the Boathouse the success it is! I couldn’t have done it without you guys ❤

On that note, it is with a heavy heart ❤ (but also with a big smile on my face for myself & my family) that I have made the very tough decision to retire as the landlady of the Old Boathouse as of the end of June!

Many factors are involved and believe me, it hasn’t been an easy decision to make but I do believe it is the right decision for mine and my family’s future 😊

I would like to send a huge ‘THANK YOU’ out to you all for your continued support over the years & for all the laughs 😅 hugs 🤗 & tears 😢

To The Boathouse Team- Love you loads 💗 Will miss you loads 😘 And thanks for everything ❤

Looking forward to seeing everyone over the next few weeks and to ending my term in true Boathouse style 👍 Witb some great entertainment, laughs, giggles and plenty of booze 😀

Thank you all again for making the last 16 years one hell of a great journey 😊

Big 🤗 & kisses 💋

Love Debs Dave and MJ xxxx


Good evening everyone ☺

Hope you’re all well and enjoying the great British weather 😀
Well the time has finally arrived to welcome you all back indoors from Monday 17th May 😁 Yeh!! Get your reservations made now lol 😆
We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back into the Boathouse 👍 But please remember restrictions are still in place …Track n Trace, face masks 😷 table service to name but a few 🙃
Please Note:
Outdoor dining/drinking will now be on a first come first served basis (no reservation needed)
All outdoor customers still need to do Track n Trace and be seated by a member of staff and table service only 👍

Our food serving times will be:
Monday to Thursday
12-3 p.m. & 5-8 p.m.
Fri. Sat & Sun 12-8 p.m.
Also, fot the time being, last orders will be 10 p.m. all out for 10.30 p.m. (earlier if not busy)
Our reduced menu 😋 which we will be running with from Monday will be posted shortly 👍
Quiz night is back on Tuesdays from 9 p.m sharp along with steak night 👌
Don’t forget Wine Club Sundays and Mondays from 5 p.m. and double up on any gin for just £2 😝 all day every day!
Entertainment nights are yet to be decided but do have a couple of great acts already booked in for the end of June 😁 we’ll keep you posted 📫
Stay safe everyone and hope to see 👀you all very soon 🙏
Many thanks to all for your continued support 😁

Hello Everyone

We hope you are all well and staying safe!

We have decided to give takeaway a shot! Guess we won’t know until we try it?!

Please check out the menu and give us a call if you fancy preordering some food at the weekend or if you have any questions.

We are also serving hot drinks and mulled wine:)

Please keep in mind this is purely a takeaway service and all items purchased must be consumed off the premises.

Takeaway times are Fridays 5-7p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 12-6p.m.

Phone lines will be open from 3.00p.m. on Fridays and 11.00a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

You can contact us on 01942 883300 or 07715 398633 or via Facebook and email.

Don’t forget masks must be worn when collecting your order.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support!

Hello Everyone

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back on Saturday 4th July! All going to plan Due to government guidelines we will be operating quite differently which I’m sure will get frustrating at times but we ask you to please be patient with us as we all get used to the ‘new norm’

We recommend that you book in advance even for drinking only and we will also be taking reservations for our outside areas (as everyone who does wish to visit us will need to be seated by a member of staff)

There will be no standing room allowed inside the Boathouse and just 2 till points at the bar where you will be allowed to quickly get served before you take a seat.

For the most part we will be operating a table service system which includes outside (yes it’s going to be fun)

We are now taking bookings by Facebook/email and Debs mobile but bare with us if you don’t get a reply straight away.

The maximum number of persons to a booking is 10 ppl and we are working to a smaller capacity Due to the number of chefs allowed at any one time so social distancing can be followed.

We are allowed a social distancing queue at the bar so we can go back to our original plan of no more than 5 persons waiting at the bar.

There will still be no standing areas inside the Boathouse (other than queuing and walking to the restrooms etc)

There will be some standing space outside but very limited therefore we are asking that for the most part you are seated by a member of staff to help control numbers.

We look forward to seeing everyone again and getting back to some kind of normalcy. All we ask is that you follow our safety guidelines to keep yourselves and others safe.

We will give a further update soon.

Many thanks for all the bookings already.

Stay safe and see you all soon.


Government Guidelines

The rules as it stands for outdoor drinking and dining:
Everyone must be seated at a table or bench.
No vertical drinking/dining. No mooching around 🙃
Your table can consist of a bubble of 6 (from different households) or 2 households. If for example you have a family of 5 and a family of 4 you will be seated at tables next to each other but you must stay at your allocated table, no mingling allowed unfortunately 🤔
During our busy periods we will be operating 2 hour slots for bookings but will be flexible whenever possible 😉
Many thanks in advance for your cooperation 👍
Have a great day everyone 😀


During our busy periods a deposit may be required to secure your table for bookings of 8/10 people or more 

Any queries regarding this notice please contact us on 01942 883300

Please call us to reserve a table.
One of our friendly team will be pleased to discuss your needs and confirm your booking.

To make a reservation can you please call
01942 883300 or mobile number 07715398633

Alternatively email us at guestdd@hotmail.com