Nice place to go for a little work, has Averie's with interesting birds in them , great for a picnic and you can also buy food at a little cafe or there is a pub/restaurant next to the lock itself. A good afternoon out with children and family, must have the weather though!
Spent a great deal of my childhood playing on the Island. In a trip from Australia I couldn't wait to come back. Still a nice place to sit and watch the river and wildlife but I was disappointed with the state of the place. Would be nice if it got a facelift - brickwork falling apart, the stream needs a...
We come here fairly regularly for lunch and breakfast. Food and drink is always spot on, upmarket bar food, wonderful breakfasts. Great chips too! Service is always friendly. We especially like sitting outside in the summer (or whenever the sun's out) to enjoy the view over the river.
We took advantage of the sunshine this weekend and had a little walk on the island. A lot smaller than I had thought but pretty enough. There is a restaurant/bar on the island which has outside seating with views of the river.
Parking is a bit of a nightmare, so if you have a chance to park before you get...
Ray Mill Island is a nice place for a short walk (the island is tiny). You can see the Boulders lock, get a bite/drink at the little coffee shop and see some of the animals on display in some cages (mostly birds and squirrels).
A really great venue in the summer, sitting up on the deck overlooking the river offers a great view.
I've not eaten in the restaurant. The food served upstairs in the bar is ok, slightly overpriced for what you get.