As the café in the “Walthamstow Wetlands”:https://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/travel-product/attraction-nature-reserve/167262 was heaving, we ventured across the road to the “Ferry Boat Inn”:https://www.classicinns.co.uk/theferryboatlondon.
Last time I reviewed both the Wetlands and the pub, I said, “when Walthamstow Wetlands fully opens in 2017, I expect this place will be even busier than it was on our visit”. Well it was. It was fortunate that it was an unseasonably sunny day for October and we took full advantage of their long back garden with wooden picnic benches.
Inside, there was only one girl serving but everyone decided to be very British and polite and form an orderly queue. When we arrived there were around six people in front of us, but so many were ordering hot drinks, which takes more time. To be fair she did apologise for keeping everyone waiting and explained they’d been let down by someone who was late.
Having ordered the food and taken our drinks out, we waited around 45 minutes for our food to appear. The young boy delivering told us it was only his second day: it was certainly an initiation by fire. The “menu”:https://www.spccs1.co.uk/menus/CL_AW17_MM_D_162_Main%20Menu%204pp_A4_PBD_Final_LR.pdf is extensive with starters, grills, home comforts, burgers, pasta etc. I defy anyone not to find something they liked. We all ordered the fish finger focaccia at £5.79 and it was certainly worth waiting for as rather than a breaded rectangular fish finger, the slightly toasted bread was full of a crispy battered cod fillet, lettuce and tartare sauce. It was delicious and a couple of portions of fat chips between three of us was spot on.
Full satisfied, we left and headed for the bus stop and fortunately, unlike the food, the bus wasn’t late.