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  • 222 Hampton Lane, Catherine-De-Barnes, Solihull, B91 2TJ
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  • 01217 050474
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  • Open 12:00 - 23:00

As Of The 20th March WE ARE CLOSED

It is with great sadness we are calling last orders in all our pubs for the time being, given the escalation of the coronavirus crisis.

Thanks to our amazing team members who have been doing a great job over recent weeks in increasingly challenging circumstances.

We are looking at other ways we can support our regulars while we are closed and you can still enjoy our Greene King, Old Speckled Hen and Belhaven beers delivered to your door and these can be ordered by visiting

We want to wish you good health and thank you for your support now, and in the weeks and months to come. We look forward to when we can open our doors and welcome you back to our pubs again.


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We pride ourselves on serving the best British pub classics.

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Veggie & Vegan

Discover our delicious menu made specially for vegetarian and vegans.

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We are closed

As of the 20 March we are closed. It is with great sadness we are calling last orders in all our pubs for the time being, given the escalation of the coronavirus crisis.

Welcome to the

Boat Inn


With its prominent location at the heart of the village alongside the cricket pitch and the village hall The Boat Inn is a charming pub restaurant with an extensive beer garden close to the Grand Union Canal the last chance of mooring up on the waterway from Napton to Birmingham’s Gas Street Basin.While the present building dates back to the late 1800’s parts of the pub are much older. The Boat Inn which has been serving the residents of ‘Catney Barnes’ as it is known locally for hundred of years once boasted its own wharves and stables and would have been a welcome sight for the navvies employed in building the canal which was ceremonially opened on the 19th December 1799.With roaring fires in winter and a large beer garden for the summer months this delightful village inn is the ideal location for a relaxing Sunday lunch or a drink with friends after a walk along the canal towpath or exploring the surrounding countryside. Once part of the densely wooded ancient Forest of Arden Catherine-de-Barnes is named for the 12th century lord of the manor of Langdon Ketelberne and stands on leafy Hampton Lane connecting Solihull with the pretty villages of Hampton-in-Arden and Meriden the geographic centre of England. A medieval wayside cross on Meriden village green marks the spot. The 100-mile Heart of England Way crosses Meriden through rural Warwickshire linking the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with the Cotswolds AONB.


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