Built in the 80's our beautiful building is located at such an iconic location. The Boathouse has had various owners over the past 5 decades as you can imagine, a recent renovation in spring 2022 The Boathouse has new life, energy and passion from current long term landlords Gary and Terri Beddow who have an incredible passion for Carr Mill Dam, the boat racing community and of course The Boathouse itself.

Our Story

The Boathouse

A dream becoming a reality.

Gary and Terri Beddow are from St Helens, married in 2005, they have been involved with Carr Mill Dam for many years, recently becoming sole proprietors of The Boathouse and investing themselves in Carr Mill Dam's incredible location and all it has to offer everyone that visits here.

With a young enthusiastic and hard working team The Boathouse serves an incredible amount of customers every year, especially during the summer months where outdoor seating is at a premium, as people from all around enjoy the ease of access from the East Lancs road to sit beside a huge body of water and enjoy those long summer evenings in a fantastic environment.

Gary & Terri Beddow

Carr Mill Dam

Picture: Jeff Holland

Built in the 1720 Carr Mill Dam is a landmark of significant importance to the local area. The largest body of water in Merseyside formed by the damming of Blackbrook Valley it was created to power the Gerard Estate industrial Mills such as Carr Corn Mill, used to process Iron used for nail making and barrel banding.


Later enlarged in 1757 the Dam was used as a headwater for England's first ever canal of the industrial age, the Sankey Canal. The Dam was pretty isolated until the construction of the East Lancs road in 1934, the Public House was constructed in the late 1980's.

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