Apart from its idyllic setting on the banks of the Oxford Canal The Boat Inn is famous for its appearances in the Inspector Morse series starring the legendary John Thaw. More recently the pub has featured in ITV’s Barging Around Britain series hosted by John Sergeant.

Built in 1412 by Norse Fishermen who ravaged all the women in the village which is why everyone around here has three ears. The Boat Inn has seen many changes over the years and nearly as many Landlords; let’s hope we can stay longer than the current average!!.  

The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former customer who got so drunk that he collapsed and died in the bar. It is said that on the anniversary of his death you can still smell his distinctive personal aroma. He also moves things around the bar during the night and pots have fallen off shelves for no reason. Personally I think one of the boat dwellers has a key because the Ghost can certainly drink a lot, as our stock taker will testify to.

We try very hard not to keep you waiting for your meal but inevitably in busy periods, we would ask you to be patient as we do cook your food to order.

We hope you have a great time here, any problems tell us and we will do everything we can to put it right for you. Remember; we can put it right Trip Advisor can’t.

 

STARTERS

Sopa Del Dia  V  (GF option available)  £4.95

Today’s soup served with crusty bread & croutons.

Thai Curry Bites   £5.95

Breaded seafood cakes with sweet chilli sauce & salad garnish.

Prawn Cocktail   (GF option available)  £6.25

A traditional prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose sauce & crusty bread.

Nachos  V GF   £7.95

Spicy nachos toasted with cheese & jalapeños served with sour cream. (Add hot & spicy Mexican chilli for £3.50)

Boat Inn Platter   £10.95

Spicy chicken bites, garlic bread, scampi tails, onion rings & breaded mushrooms served with capers, dips & Spanish olives.

Fishcakes  GF  £7.50

Freshly made smoked haddock & Mozzarella fish cakes served with dips & garnish.

Scampi & Chorizo  £6.95

Breaded Quintin Bay whole tail scampi with chorizo, allioli dip & mixed leaves.

Pâté  £6.95

Chicken liver & whiskey pâté served with Melba toast & caramelised red onion chutney.

Whitebait  £5.25

Flash fried blanchbait served with a garnish & allioli dip.

Fish Platter  £12.95

Crispy cod bites, scampi tails, battered Panko calamari rings, crumbed prawn cutlets, salt & pepper squid chunks & flash fried blanchbait, served with sweet chilli dip, tartare sauce & allioli.

 

THE PIE SHOP

Steak & Ale Pie  £10.95

Herefordshire slow cooked beef with ‘Spitfire Ale’ gravy in crimped puff pastry.

Steak & Horseradish Pie  £11.95

Tender British steak, laced with horseradish with a full flavoured rich gravy in shortcrust pastry.

Country Venison Pie  £11.95

Finest British venison with a red wine gravy in shortcrust pastry.

Mushroom, Squash & Spinach Pie  V  GF  Vg   £10.95

A vegan pie with sautéed chestnut mushrooms, butternut squash & spinach; in a rich tomato & red wine sauce in GF pastry.

Chicken & Roasted Gammon Pie  £11.95

Prime British chicken breast & roasted gammon with a rich cream & leek sauce in shortcrust pastry.

Lamb, Mint & Garden Pea Pie  £11.95

A hearty pie of slow cooked lamb in shortcrust pastry.

Chicken & Mushroom Pie   £11.95

Succulent pieces of chicken breast with English mushrooms in shortcrust pastry.

Jumbo Steak & Kidney Pudding   £10.95

A classic British favourite.

All served with farmhouse chips, new potatoes or creamy mash & seasonal vegetables.

 

GRILL

Gammon Steak  GF  £10.50

A 10oz gammon steak served with chunky chips, 2 free range eggs & garden peas.

Rump Steak  GF  £14.95

A 8oz, 21 days aged prime rump steak, served with chunky chips, onion rings, balsamic glazed cherry tomatoes & chopped mushrooms.

(Add peppercorn, Stilton or Diane sauce to your steak for £1.50)

Sirloin Steak  GF  £15.95

A 8oz sirloin steak, served with chunky chips, onion rings, balsamic glazed cherry tomatoes & chopped mushrooms.

(Add peppercorn, Stilton or Diane sauce to your steak for £1.50)

Southern Fried Chicken Burger  £11.95

Succulent chicken breast with Monterey Jack Cheese in a floured bap served with chunky chips, onion rings, coleslaw & salad garnish.

(Add bacon, Mexican style chilli, a free range fried egg or jalapeños for £1.00 each)

Boat Inn Half Pounder  £11.95

A 100% beef burger in a floured bap, served with chunky chips onion rings a salad garnish & coleslaw.

(Add bacon, Mexican style chilli, a free range fried egg or jalapeños for £1.00 each)

Boat Inn Mixed Grill  £22.95

5oz gammon, 4oz rump, half a chicken breast, butcher’s bacon,    2 sausages, 2 free range eggs, balsamic glazed cherry tomatoes & chopped mushrooms served with chunky chips & garden peas.

(Add peppercorn, Stilton or Diane sauce to your steak for £1.50)

 

CHEF’S SELECTION

Grilled Hake  GF  £14.95

Hake fillet in a sweat chilli glaze with green beans & buttered new potatoes.

Beef Stroganoff  £13.95

Classic Russian dish with strips of lean beef sautéed in a sour-cream sauce with onions, mushrooms & served with wild rice.

Mexican Chilli  GF  £10.95

Spicy Mexican red bean chilli served in a tortilla basket with fluffy rice, nachos & dips.

Lamb Shank  £16.95

Slow cooked lamb shank with rosemary & mint gravy served with peppered mash & parsnip crisps.

Liver & Bacon  £10.50

Pan fried liver, bacon & onions, with mashed potato, parsnip crisps & gravy.

South Carolina Chicken Cheese Pot  £11.95

Oven baked barbeque chicken with bacon & cheese served with chunky chips & peas.

Tagliatelle Con Fungi  V  £11.95

Tagliatelle & mushrooms, in a Gorgonzola & green pesto cream sauce with garlic bread & garnish.

Nutroast  V  £11.95

Apricot & goats cheese Nutroast served with new potatoes & green beans.

Spicy 5 Bean Chilli  GF  V  Vg  £10.95

Mexican style 5 bean chilli served in a tortilla basket with fluffy rice, nachos and dips.

Butternut Squash Wellington  V  Vg  £12.50

Butternut squash, red onion, vegan feta & cheddar, with chilli & oregano, served with new potatoes & seasonal vegetables.

Fisherman’s  Pie  £13.95

Traditional chunks of white fish & prawns in a creamy sauce, topped with mashed potato & cheddar cheese.

 

PUB CLASSICS

Cod & Chips  £11.95

Giant beer battered Grimsby Cod served with chunky chips, mushy Peas, tartare sauce and lemon wedge.

Scampi & Chips  £12.75

Breaded Quintin Bay Scampi tails with chunky chips, garden peas, tartare sauce and a salad garnish.

Bangers & Mash  £9.95

Butchers Pork & Leek sausages with peppered mash traditional beef gravy and parsnip crisps.

Betty’s Lancashire Hotpot  £12.95

Traditional Hotpot topped with mature cheddar served with daily vegetables and crusty bread.

Boat Inn Lamb Balti (medium)  £11.95

Finest Lamb in a Balti sauce served with Pilau Rice mini naan bread & salad garnish.

Baked Potatoes (Lunchtime only)  £6.95

Choose two toppings – cheese, baked beans, tuna mayo, chicken mayo, chopped onion or chilli con carne (hot).

 

SIDES

Chips  V GF  Vg  £2.75     Cheesy Chips V GF  £3.25     Onion Rings  V   £2.75     Green Salad  V  GF  Vg  £2.50     

Garlic Bread  V  £2.95     Cheesy Garlic Bread  V  £2.95     Mixed Garden Vegetables  V GF  Vg  £2.95

 

DESSERTS

Chocolate Fudge Cake  £5.25

Rich chocolate fudge cake served with cream or ice cream.

Cheesecake  £5.75

Raspberry & vanilla cheesecake served with cream or ice cream.

Mixed Ice Cream   GF  £4.95

An assortment of vanilla, chocolate & strawberry ice cream.

Cheese Board  £7.25

A selection of cheese & crackers served with chutney & garnish.

Crème Brûlée  GF  £5.75

With vanilla pods served with shortbread & raspberries.                                  

Sticky Toffee Pudding  GF  £5.75

Hot sticky toffee pudding served with butterscotch sauce & a choice of cream, ice cream or custard.

Ice Cream Sundae  GF  £5.50

Warm Chocolate Brownie  – Rocky Road

Lemon Meringue  –  Banoffee

 

KIDS MEALS… £6.50

Simply choose a main & one of each sides.

 

Main

Scampi

Chicken Nuggets

Sausages

Fish Fingers

Beef Burger

Side 1

Chips

Mash

Side 2

Baked Beans

Peas

Garlic Bread

Seasonal Vegetables

For allergen advice, please ask a member of staff.

Vg = Suitable for vegans     V = Suitable for vegetarians     GF = Gluten Free