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  • 222 Hampton Lane, Catherine-De-Barnes, Solihull, B91 2TJ
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  • 01217 050474
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  • Open 11:00 - 23:00


It is with great sadness we have called last orders in all our pubs for the time being to support the fight against COVID-19. But don’t worry, we are busy working on opening our doors again with the safety of our teams and customers as our number one priority. While we continue to follow government guidelines, we’re getting excited for the day we can meet again and raise a glass in the pub.

Until then, stay safe, and don’t forget us!

The Boat Inn



While our pubs are closed, we’ve decided to open a virtual pub, The Lock Inn. We know many of our customers are feeling cut-off from their friends and for some a visit to the pub is the only social contact they will have in a day. The Lock Inn aims to help tackle loneliness and isolation by offering activities and entertainment to encourage interaction. We’re starting with a WEEKLY INTERACTIVE QUIZ on Wednesdays at 6pm and ROCK AND ROLL BINGO every Friday at the same time, with more events and community support activities planned over the coming weeks.


Pub Classics

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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View our range of pies, indulgent and delicious, which pie will you choose?

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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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