Opening Hours

Mon - Sun: Open from 09:30am

Bar & Bistro Food Hours:

Mon - Sun: 9:30am - 8:30pm (last orders)
Breakfast seved until Midday.
We recommend booking, in order to secure a table.

Woodward's Restaurant Hours:

Saturday Evening: 6:30pm - 8:00pm (last orders)
Sunday Lunch: 12:00am - 2:00pm (last orders)
Please call for wedding & function bookings (groups larger than 12 people), on other days (subject to availability).

To book a table call: (01604) 862428.

Opening hours may be subject to change without notice (trade dependent).


Groceries can be collected or delivered locally (for a small fee).
Please call on 01604 862428 to place your order.
Special or out of stock items can in many cases be ordered in.
In many cases if calling before 10:00am on Wednesday; orders may be delivered on the same day (subject to stock).


The Boat Inn has been owned and operated by the Woodward family since 1877 when it formed part of the Duke of Grafton's 'Wakefield' estate. In those early days, the inn was run in conjunction with the family's other businesses - the local butchery, bakery, smallholding and working narrowboats.


View our picture gallery of The Boat Inn, rooms, events, boat trips and surroundings.

A Great Day Out

Stoke Bruerne is a historically rich village with plenty to see and experience.

Loyalty Card

Pop in and fill in an application form to receive your own loyalty card, providing loyalty card benefits' when you next visit.

Rose & Castle Morris

Experience traditional Endlish dancing at The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne. Rose and Castle Morris is a men's North West Morris side based at The Boat Inn in Stoke Bruerne, which lies between Milton Keynes and Northampton. Only men dance, but we welcome men and women to the band.


From Northampton:
Follow signs to M1 South then at M1 Junction 15, follow the directions below.

From the M1:
Exit at Junction 15.
Take the A508 to Milton Keynes.
Turn right after 3 miles into Stoke Bruerne.

From Milton Keynes:
Take M1 Northbound to Junction 15 and follow directions above.
Take the A5 North and turn right onto the A508.
Follow signs to Stoke Bruerne.


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