Friday, 14 May 2010

Where's my Boat?

"The Boat" or "Boat Inn" is, unsurprisingly, a very common name for canalside pubs. Some have very distinctive architecture, such as the one at Gnosall on the Shropshire Union:
Perhaps the best-known example is on the Grand Union at Stoke Bruerne:
But some are less well-known and I came across one of these earlier this year
Situated opposite the church in the centre of a small Midlands town it backs onto a long, lock-free section of narrow canal. Mooring at the rear would be difficult but there are some visitor moorings at the next bridge. Locals will know it well, but I wonder how many blog readers know where it is?
Answers please in the "comments" below!

7 comments:

Sue said...

Not a great beer drinker like you Jim, but I think this one is.. well I will not give away what I think so others can have a go, so I will say that the first three letters of the town is what two people might do in posh gear on a sunny saturday!

Sue said...

I am going to stick my neck out and say that the first three letters of the town is what two people might do in posh gear on a sunny saturday close to the pub!

That won't spoil it for others trying to guess

Starcross said...

Got it, I think she's got it!

Halfie said...

Well, this has me stumped. I've been trying to get it from Sue's clue, but I'm finding it difficult to think of a three-letter word - a verb - connecting two people, in posh gear, on a Saturday, in the sun!

Could it be "hop"? Hopwas fulfills the midlands/narrow canal criteria, but there's no Boat pub. "Row"? No, Rowington on the Stratford is certainly not lock-free.

Am I on the right track?

Starcross said...

Halfie,
The track you need to follow is not so much straight and narrow as "Curley Wyrley"!
Does this help?
Jim

Paul said...

It's The Boat in WED-nesfield.

I did it on a suuny Friday! But close to a pub!

Halfie said...

And I got it before looking at Paul's answer. I should have got "wed" from your clue, Sue!