The Bathwick Boatman

About us

family run riverside restaurant in Bathwick near Bath

“One can say everything best over a meal”

George Eliot

Straight out of University, Ben began his training in Emilia Romagna where he was privileged to learn classic kitchen skills.  He spent many happy years cooking in some great Italian restaurants, and a long spell in Galicia learning Spanish cuisine.

While Ben was enjoying a unique lifestyle as personal chef to the Italian restaurant and wine critic Luigi Veronelli, he met Rosy. The pair fell in love in Lombardy and worked together in Tuscany and Ravenna. Ending up in the Italian-owned Pelican Hotel on Miami Beach, they started a family.

A quiet part of Bath

Now settled in Bath amongst family and friends, Ben and Rosy bring you a special place for honest, rustic food that won’t cost you a fortune.The Boatman is a relaxed and informal restaurant for any occasion. You can pop by for a glass of wine and little dish on the tranquil terrace, a light lunch or a candle lit dinner. Punts and rowing boats are for hire from the Boating Station just below the restaurant.


family run riverside restaurant