About Us

The Boatyard Story – About Us

Situated on Peel’s historic quayside the Boatyard enjoys views of the bustling marina and ancient castle offering you the perfect spot to relax over a delicious lunch or candlelit evening meal. Fresh seafood straight off the boat and local meat from the Islands finest butchers is prepared daily by the head chef and served to you by our friendly Boatyard team.

Seasonal à la carte and set lunch menus, with daily fisherman specials on our specials which may include local lobsters (seasonal), queenies, scallops and whole fish. The kitchen uses as much locally sourced produce as possible to bring you a true taste of the Island and its surrounding seas. As well as a handpicked wine and gin list, the drinks menu features Isle of Man beers, mineral waters and soft drinks.

The Boatyard caters for gluten free and other special diets on request and welcomes families with young (and old) children who can enjoy the Little Pirates menu and activity bags. 

Founded in 2013 by the Mowat Family, Joan, Robin & Laura, as well as the extended Boatyard family look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant by the sea. Please take a moment to view our menus, check out our Instagram feed for pictures and make reservations by booking online.

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Accessibility Statement

Click link to view PDF: Boatyard Restaurant – Accessibility Statement 2023


The Boatyard Restaurant is located on East Quay, alongside the marina, in the town of Peel. Traveling west, Peel is approximately 11 miles from Douglas & 16 miles from Ramsey.  

For a location map please refer to google maps. Type in, The Boatyard Restaurant, Mariners Wharf, East Quay, Peel, IM5 1AR.

To reach the restaurant by public transport, there is a bus stop along the quay outside the House of Manannan museum. The main bus stop in Peel is located on Derby Road opposite the Town Hall / Cathedral. The restaurant is a 5–10-minute walk mostly downhill (no steps)

From the Isle of Mans Ronaldsway Airport, we recommend either a local taxi approximately £25 each way, or the Isle of Man bus service (limited direct bus service, otherwise travel via Douglas).

For buses from Douglas Town Centre into Peel: Services 5 & 6. Central Douglas to Peel is approx. 30 minute’s travel time. For buses from Ramsey via Kirk Michael into peel: Services 5 & 6. Ramsey to Peel is approx. 45 minute’s travel time. Please check Taxi / Bus availability and accessibility with the service provider directly.


A1 Taxis Tel: 01624 663344 / Annes Taxis 01624 843799 / Terry’s Taxis 01624 842224 /

Gary’s Taxi & Airport Transfers 07624 494664

Wheelchairs and Wheelchair Access

The restaurant is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a raised kerb on the pavement at the entrance to the restaurant and a slight lip on the door’s threshold. An alternative entrance is available at the rear of the restaurant. The dining room is on a single ground floor with no internal steps. There is an accessible toilet via a small lobby with a handrail and lowered sink. If a wheelchair or walking aid is not necessary during the meal, we may secure them in the lobby area. There are also baby changing facilities in this toilet. There is a disabled parking bay a feet metres from the restaurant on East Quay.

Car Parking

The restaurant does not have a car park. Limited parking is possible immediately outside the restaurant on the public roadway and may be available upon your arrival.

There are numerous free car parks in the area, within 5 minutes’ walk of the restaurant.

Market Place (Disc Parking 2 hours), Pier, House of Manannan, Fenella Beach, Promenade (Shore Road), Breakwater.

Guest safety

Public areas have smoke detectors, Emergency lights and fire alarm sounders to local fire certification requirements.

Guests requiring special assistance in the event of an evacuation are asked to inform the restaurant on arrival. In the event of an emergency, we will initial an evacuation of the premises. There are a number of emergency exits around the dining room. Guests will be escorted to an area of safety outside the restaurant by a member of staff.

Internal print, menus and other written information

Restaurant information, brochures or menus are not available in braille or audio form. We will, however, be pleased to assign members of staff to help guests with visual impairments who may need assistance.

Noise and lighting

The restaurant plays background music through speakers appropriate for the venue. Only for special occasions may we have live music. We take steps to monitor the genre of music and sound levels throughout the day and are happy to adjust volume levels where practical should this be necessary. To ensure a pleasant atmosphere/ambiance we use a mixture of real candle flame light and electric lights.


Well behaved dogs are welcome at the Boatyard Restaurant. We kindly ask owners of dogs to ensure they always have control of their dog and in the event of excessive barking, to remove the dog from the dining room. We kindly ask you to notify the restaurant at time of booking if you are wishing to bring your dog(s). We provide dog treats and water bowls for our canine guests.


Our professional catering team are fully equipped and trained to cater for guests with allergies. It is recommended that you inform us at the time of booking, so we can make arrangements to cater for your specific needs. Our menus identify dishes are suitable for guests with dairy and gluten allergies.

Other information

  • We are fully licenced for the supply and consumption of alcohol.
  • Alcohol is table service only we cannot serve from the bar area.
  • Under Section 33 of the Licensing Act, we reserve the right to refuse service or admission to our premises.
  • We do not encourage ‘bring your own’ alcohol, though if you have a special bottle or wine or champagne, we administer a corkage fee to cover providing glassware and loss of drink sales. Please let us know if you wish to bring your own wine / champagne to discuss corkage.
  • No person below the age of 16 unaccompanied by an adult will be allowed on the premises at any time. Persons below the age of 16 will be allowed on the premises until 23:00 hours.
  • Special occasions. To ensure we meet required food safety requirements, all food consumed on the premises must be made on the premises. You are welcome to bring a cake, but we ask it not to be consumed on the premises. In circumstances where we will permit cake to be consumed, we reserve the right to levy a cake charge to cover the costs of providing cutlery/plates and loss of potential sales.

This accessibility statement is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis to adhere to best practice and current health & safety legislation. We have tried to be as accurate as possible in our Access Statement but are always willing to give further information on any aspect of the restaurant if you have a particular query. If you require further assistance, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Future Plans

The Boatyard Restaurant is committed to continuous ongoing improvement of our property. Within the limitations of the building, planning and conservation area restrictions and we endeavour to incorporate more features to assist those with disabilities.

Join us! 

The beating heart of a great restaurant is its great team of chefs preparing and cooking delicious food, kitchen porters who keep the kitchen running smoothly and front of house assistants who are our ambassadors making our guests feel welcomed.

At The Boatyard Restaurant we are always looking to attract the best people, who share our passion, ethos, and enthusiasm for high quality food, personable service and above all, creating memorable dining experiences for our guests.

Minimum age for our job opportunities is 17 years old. To see our current vacancies and apply, click the link below! 

Boatyard Gift Vouchers

Give a tasty gift to a loved one, work colleague or friend. Our restaurant vouchers make ideal presents for birthdays, anniversaries, thank yous and rewards. 

To purchase our vouchers, you can either pop into the restaurant, pay and collect, or you can call us on 01624 845470 (available during our normal opening hours), pay over the phone and we will post them to an address of your choice (IOM & UK). For vouchers sent by post we add a small P&P fee of 75p.

Vouchers are valid for 1 year from date of purchase.   

Boatyard Gallery

O P E N I N G   T I M E S

L U N C H 

Tuesday to Saturday: Lunch 12pm till 1.45pm (last booking time)

Sunday’s: 12 till 4pm (last booking time)


Wednesday to Saturday: Dinner 5.30pm till 8.45pm (last booking time)

Please note, it may be necessary to amend our opening days and serving times. 

We will try to notify of any changes via our Facebook page.

B O O K   O N L I N E

Click on the Book A Table button to make reservations.