Through the lounge is the bistro where our kitchens cater for the growing demand for breakfasts, meals and snacks, even for coach tours, school outings & large groups.

Functions & Parties

Tables & seating can easily be rearranged in the bistro to cater for groups and parties. The area can also be booked and styled accordingly for tailored group events..

Cosy Styling

The bistro area was historically stables in which boaters horses could stop off and have a rest before continuing to tow traditional narrowboats along the canal heading on to their destination. The bistro was originally adapted from stables into a tea room and was later developed into the bistro it is today.

Canalside Seating

A warm and cosy canalside environment styled in prodominantly oak and stone decor, the bistro shows off the original thick stone walls and wooden beams in clear traditional fashion.


Situated in the Bistro, our shop sells ice cream, sweets, soft drinks and souvenirs. We also stock all the basic essentials and groceries that passing holidaymakers on canal boats may need. (subject to availability)

Our Latest Groceries & Ready Meals Price List (click here) 


The Boat Inn
Bridge Road, Stoke Bruerne,
NR Towcester, Northants,
NN12 7SB
United Kingdom