The Boat Inn @ 2012 All rights reserved

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The Boat Inn Canal Rd Thrupp Kidlington Oxfordshire OX5 1JY Tel : 01865 374279 ’ Fabulous family run canal side pub ’ WELCOME TO THE BOAT INN

Why Visit?

Good Food

Award Winning Sunday Carvery

Real Ales

Fine Wines

Beer Garden

Children Friendly

Walkers Welcome

Function Room

Dogs Welcome


Canalside Setting

John, Jane and the team offer a warm and friendly welcome to all customers old and new alike.The Boat Inn, set alongside the beautiful Southern Oxford Canal, is a family and dog friendly canal side country pub which has retained it’s traditional character and local appeal. Now with summer finally trying to get under way we are looking forward to the return of Mikron Theatre Group (10th August) and following last years phenominal success we are having another festival day where six of the best local bands will be performing with The Rock Doctors closing the day (18th July). The summer visits of the Morris Men and free Folk Nights (every 4th Sunday of the month) can be seen on our new video page.

This unique and beautiful setting makes the Boat Inn an ideal watering hole for walkers, boaters and hikers to enjoy a tasty meal or a refreshing drink in our huge garden .

Wherever possible all produce is locally sourced and cooked to perfection. Our new 'Vegetarian Selection' and 'Specials Board' means that there is something for everyone. And, of course, we can look after the children as well. Take a look at our menu. Our large fully enclosed garden with ‘Bouncy Castle’ is perfect for a relaxed family afternoon in the sun.

As a member of the bespoke Greene King Head Brewer’s Club, and being Cask Marque accredited, The Boat Inn houses some of the best Greene King Cask Ales, including IPA, Old Trip, and Old Speckled Hen and we have a constantly changing guest ale. We also have a complement of premium continental lagers on tap, Becks Vier and Kronenbourg 1664. Our wines, which include all the traditional favourites, are personally selected to form perfect accompaniments to all dishes on our menu.

The Boat Inn has also featured a number of times in the popular, detective drama series Inspector Morse, based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter. It starred the legendary John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. The Morse Dining Room has many photographic tributes of the episodes featuring the pub

Come and join us for good food, real ales, great wines, great company, fabulous hospitality and a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - you won’t be disappointed!

Opening Times Mon - Fri : 12pm - 3pm & 5.30pm til close Sat - Sun : 12pm - 11pm Food Served Mon - Fri : 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm Sat - Sun : 12pm - 9pm BOOK NOW Video & Event Gallery The Boat Inn, Canal Rd, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1JY ’ Fabulous family run canal side pub ’

The Boat Inn @ 2012 All rights reserved

Bespoke website design by Apple Web Creation

Tel : 01865 374279                   Email :