The pub’s refurbishment has provided a jobs boost for the area, as new general manager Kelly Britcher and deputy manager Hayley Willis have appointed 20 new members of full and part-time staff.
Formerly named the Anchor, the Boathouse reopens with a glass-fronted restaurant offering stunning views over the river as well as a raised terrace and decking area for waterside alfresco dining.
An extensive internal and external refurbishment has been carried out, complete with new lighting, furniture and nautically-themed décor.
A new snug area has been created, offering private dining for up to 12 people.
The pub’s car park has also been expanded and now offers 24 spaces, while for customers arriving on the Medway there are a number of boat moorings along with a custom-built kayak store.
Director of retail and tenanted operations at Shepherd Neame, Nigel Bunting, commented: “We are delighted to unveil this exciting new development.
“The Boathouse boasts an enviable waterfront setting, and we are confident it will prove a popular destination in which to drink and dine.”