menu close

Whitbread Inns The Hobbs Boat

Pub & Restaurant in Lympsham

Lympsham restaurant details

Bridgwater Road


BS24 0BP

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm


Weekdays 6:30 am - 10:30 am

Weekends 7 am - 11 am

A Warm Welcome

We serve up delicious dishes full of seasonal flavour and a variety of drinks including local cask ales, and all of your bottled favourites. So come along, make yourself at home, and let Claire and her team look after you

example image

Our Menus

Afternoon tea for two £14.99

Call to book

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea this Jubilee WeekendAvailable Tuesday 31st to Saturday 4th June 11am-5pm and includes all your favourites like finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, lemon drizzle cake and wash it all done with PG Tips tea. 

If you're in a celebratory mood upgrade your afternoon tea to a glass of fizz each for £19.99 or buy the bottle for just an extra £10!


Please note we'll need a minimum of 24 hours notice for Afternoon Tea bookings.

afternoon tea

Free meals and money off

The Hobbs Boat Whitbread Inn

Please climb aboard for delicious meals and a relaxed atmosphere with us at the Hobbs Boat – the cosiest pub and restaurant in Lympsham on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare. We have a lovely interior, plenty of garden space and brilliant décor to make any meal extra special. Sit back, relax and enjoy mixed grills, chicken & rib combo meals, our delicious baked salmon and much, much more.

Our team
We’re very lucky to have such a passionate team, who take pride in serving the best food and drink in town. Our team have worked with us for years to help make the Hobbs Boat the amazing restaurant it is today. It’s because of them we have such a great atmosphere, and that just makes our food even better.

We care about supporting the community and doing our bit to make life better for the people around us. We hold a regular 'Memory Cafe' support group for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, it’s a safe space for the whole family to meet up and enjoy great food in a supportive environment. We also host a quiz on the last Monday of every month to support local charities, it’s always a lot of fun and there’s raffle prizes to win on the night too!

Our location
The Hobbs Boat has been an important part of Lympsham’s history since the 9th century – the original restaurant building was known as the Ferryman's House. The waterways in Lympsham were different back then, but the ferry was vital to get cargo and supplies to the surrounding areas. We’re really proud of our namesake and our heritage, and Lympsham is a beautiful village to explore.

You can eat and drink in our bigger main restaurant area, or head to the Snug for somewhere a little bit quieter. Both parts of our restaurant have been designed to be extra comfy, with everything you need in both spots. We also have lots of outdoor garden seating.

There’s also plenty of parking next to our restaurant, to help take the hassle out of your trip.

Why we love Weston-super-Mare
We’re in a great spot, close to Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea, and we’re ideal for grabbing a delicious dinner and a drink if you’re heading on to explore elsewhere in the South West.

Weston-super-Mare is just four miles away from our restaurant, so stopping with us for a quiet drink or breakfast before a fun day on the Grand Pier or along the promenade is a great idea. The Grand Pier is probably one of Weston-super-Mare’s most famous spots. It dates all the way back to 1904. It’s a great place for sea views and sunny days on the seaside.

There’s some great beaches nearby, including Weston-super-Mare beach, which even has a Sand Sculpture Festival. Visitors are welcome to get involved, take lots of pictures and really enjoy a great day out.

We’re quite close to Brean Beach and Brean Down too, perfect for sightseeing, long walks along the seaside and family adventures on the coast. All great ideas for days out after enjoying a delicious meal with us!

Frequently asked questions

Our beer-battered haddock & chips is always in demand, in fact you could say it’s our catch of the day! Golden and crispy batter, tasty chips and your choice of mushy or garden peas.

We are, and we serve one of the best Sunday roasts in town. With our Sunday roasts you can choose from hand-carved roast beef, succulent turkey, gammon or our special fake & ale pie, served with all the trimmings and our signature red wine gravy. You also get unlimited roast potatoes and other extras.

It’s got to be the Premier Inn Breakfast, which we serve at the Hobbs Boat. An unlimited selection of the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, bagels, muffins, toast and plenty more with free tea and coffee.

A Premier Inn Breakfast is just £9.50 per adult, and if an adult orders up to two kids eat for free. The lighter alternative, the continental breakfast is £7.50 per adult.

If you order a Premier Inn Breakfast or a continental breakfast you can enjoy unlimited coffee, tea and juice. A free drink is included as part of our Meal Deal, too. We offer free refills on soft drinks.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and teams is always our number one priority, which is why we introduced the Generous Serving of Safety promise across our restaurants to make sure you can sit back, relax and enjoy dining out in Weston-super-Mare. Find out more about how our Whitbread Inns restaurants are keeping you safe.

Not right now, but we’ve got plenty of outdoor seating for kids to stretch their legs.

Our team are great with kids, and our relaxed atmosphere can really help make mealtimes less stressful. Add our amazing kids’ menu into the mix and you have yourself the best family meal around.

Whether you’re treating the kids to midweek meals out in Weston-super-mare or arranging team building nights out, we always recommend booking a table in advance, especially during Weston-super-mare summer holidays. Plus, whatever the occasion, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at Whitbread Inns. Get in touch with the Hobbs Boat team by booking online or give us a call on 01934 812 782 to find out more about our group bookings in Weston-Super-Mare.