Last week we opened our doors for the Spring / Summer season ahead with a fresh new look for our Restaurant. Over the last year we have been working hard to update so many things across the business, which included a fresh re design of our Restaurant area, opening up the space more to allow more diners & guests to really enjoy the view that we have, we also updated our bathrooms so they reflect the quality across our whole business. The final piece in the puzzle was putting in new glazing that faces the sea and we feel very proud of the revamp. Come along and see the changes for yourself !
Last week we were also pleasantly surprised to find that The Coastal Custodian (https://www.facebook.com/coastalcustodianNorthumberland/?locale=en_GB) enjoyed our new views & food offering, on their latest visit to us. Read their fantastic review below :
Fishing Boat Inn Boulmer Sunday Lunch Well what a treat todays Sunday lunch turned out to be and I’m taking all the credit .. well for choosing the venue at least! The Fishing Boat Inn in Boulmer has recently reopened following a short closure for a winter refresh and I have to say I love it. The bar as always cosy with its welcoming open fire glowing as you enter, but the restaurant now transformed into a much more open planned dining space showcasing its stunning sea views even more. We booked our table in advance but I noticed a couple of walk ins during our visit, though I have to say by the time we left it was already almost full so booking maybe advisable to avoid disappointment. On arrival, a lovely warm welcome from owner Lisa and the team, immediately sensing a relaxed and cosy atmosphere both in the bar and restaurant, oh and did I mention the stunning sea views already! Seriously I could sit all day and watch the sea and the multitude of wildlife from here, so many sea birds such as redshanks, cormorants and eiders resting and refuelling along the shoreline. Anyway with talk of refuelling let’s get to Sunday lunch, straight off I’m going to say that this will definitely be an addition to the forthcoming updated CC Best Sunday Lunches in Northumberland blog. There were some delicious sounding starters including Craster Kipper Pate and Prawn Cocktail but I was in the mood for pudding today so we skipped starters and went straight to the mains. I ordered Topside of Beef, whilst Mr CC must have worked up an appetite on our earlier coastal walk deciding on the trio of meats (pork, beef & gammon) It wasn’t long before our food arrived, the Beef two thickly cut slices locally sourced from Greens Butchers of Longframlington, was cooked well but still with enough bite and was delicious whilst Mr CC hardly said a word tucking into his trio and polished off the lot, though I did manage to get a bit of the crispy crackling before everything else disappeared from his plate! Both lunches were accompanied by roast potatoes which were soft and fluffy in the middle along with mashed potatoes, mashed swede, baby carrots, red cabbage, roast parsnips and the biggest fluffiest homemade Yorkshire Pudding which were really tasty and melt in the mouth whilst the gravy obviously made with the meat juices was just moreish, I was even tempted to drink the last of it, but showing some decorum I used a soup spoon instead! There were GF and Vegetarian options available too and a mushroom, brie & cranberry Wellington on the Sunday lunch menu. The dinner was nicely presented and I wasn’t disappointed with the portion size it was more than sufficient, as you might have guessed I needed to leave room for pudding. I’m glad I did as there were two of my favourites on the dessert menu. Orchard Crumble a combination of Apple, Pears & Plums with a hint of cinnamon and an old school favourite of mine, Ginger Pudding which was moist and drenched in sticky ginger sauce, not overpowering just the right amount of ginger and was a real trip down memory lane. Again both good portions and served with jugs of deliciously creamy custard. Sunday lunches start from £14 to £18 for the trio, with desserts at a very reasonable £6.90 each. It had been a while since our last visit to the Fishing Boat Inn not for any other reason than a lack of time and busy schedule. However based on todays visit having enjoyed great food, local produce, a wonderfully warm and friendly welcome from the whole team and of course the stunning sea views I cannot wait to return to try food from their lunch/evening menu and as they have accommodation right next door to rent I may just have to stay over too! Have you visited the Fishing Boat Inn or will you be adding it to your list during your next visit to Northumberland let me know.
Photo credit : The Coastal Custodian