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.


Hello everyone

We are all really excited to welcome you back to the Old Boathouse on 12th April 😁
Just wanted to give you a quick update regarding bookings etc 👍
Reservations are coming in thick and fast which is great 😁 Thanks guys for all your support 🙌
We have decided to take a £10 deposit per booking so it’s fair across the board 👍 Your deposit will come off your bill at the end of your visit 😊 if you cancel your booking in due time we will be more than happy to apply your deposit to another booking 😀 however if you fail to notify us of your cancellation I’m afraid you will lose your deposit 🤔 we really want to honour as many booking requests as possible so feel it’s only fair to have this system in place 👍 Also if you are more than 30 minutes late for your reservation you may lose your table, depending on demand.
We will be serving food every day from12-8 p.m.
Please remember that restrictions will still be in place and food service may be a little slower than normal during our busy periods 👍
Please keep in mind that we only have two sheltered areas which are heated 😤 all other tables will have a parasol but feel free to bring any extras with you including blankets etc. If the weather does turn please be aware you will not be allowed to enter the building for shelter …sorry 😕
May we also ask that children remain with you at all times keeping everyone as safe as possible 🙏
The new menus will follow this post and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the menus or this post 😁
Quiz night will be back once we are allowed to open inside (from May 17th) and we will still be running steak night on Tuesdays, with maybe a few adjustments 😊
Entertainment is yet to determined but will keep you posted 📫
We really are looking forward to seeing you all again 😀 In the meantime, stay safe and keep smiling 😃
Don’t forget we’re open Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.for takeaway 👍
Call 01942 883300/ 07715398633 with any queries/booking requests-you can also contact us on Facebook or via email at guestdd@hotmail.com 😊
Take care everyone and preorder some sun 🌞 for April 12th 😝

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