Dinner Menu

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.)


Tempura Battered Prawns £6.95

Served on a bed of mixed leaves w/ sweet chili sauce.

Battered Chicken balls £6.95

Tender chicken breast chunks coated in a light golden batter.

Served with warm sweet & sour sauce.

Deep fried mozzarella Bites £6.95

Served w/ Cranberry Sauce (Optional GF).

Toasted Nachos V GF £8.95

Salted Tortilla Chips topped with mild salsa & cheese.

Served w/ jalapeños & sour cream (Perfect to share)


Liver & Bacon!  £13.95

Cooked in chef’s gravy, with onions, served with creamy mash (or chunky chips) and parsnip crisps.

Quintin Bay Scampi £14.95

Succulent breaded scampi tails served with chunky chips, garden peas, salad garnish & tartare sauce.

Giant Grimsby Cod £15.95

10-12” Beer battered chunk of cod with traditional mushy peas, tartare sauce and fat cut chips.

Gammon Steak GF £15.95

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

10oz Prime Rump Steak £19.95

Served with chunky chips, onion rings, balsamic glazed cherry tomatoes & chopped mushrooms.

(Add chimichurri, peppercorn, or Stilton sauce to your steak for £1.95).

Southern Fried Chicken Burger £14.95

With cheese on it, mayo, and salad leaves. Served w/ chunky chips, slaw & garnish salad.

The Boat Inn Half Pounder £15.55

8oz of a lovely, seasoned & GF beef burger! Served with chunky chips, slaw, onion rings & garnish salad.

Optional GF Brioche bun!

Veggie Burgers! £13.95

Plant-based breaded patty. Served with chunky chips, coleslaw, onion rings and garnish salad. 

For Any Burger Add: Cheese, Bacon, Egg, or Jalapeños for only a £1.30 each.


Steak & Ale Pie £15.95

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

Breton Chicken and Gammon Pie £16.95

Free range chicken & outdoor reared gammon. Apples and onions with cider (may contain sulphites). In a grain mustard parsley sauce, it’s an orchard in a pie.

Cotswold Venison Pie £16.95

Cooked in cider with pearl onions, mushrooms, roast garlic, herbs & redcurrant jelly. It contains Soy

 Wild boar & Chorizo pie V £16.95

With roasted red peppers, potato, beans, and garlic. A combination of smoked paprika, juniper, molasses, orange zest & a hint of dark chocolate provide a riot of bold flavours.

Spicy butterbean pie Vg £15.95

Large Butter beans mixed with finely diced vegetables, in a spicy chilli sauce enhanced with cumin & coriander.

Butternut Squash Wellington Vg £15.95

A mixture of rice, butternut squash lentils and almonds wrapped in puff pastry.

 All Pies are served with seasonal vegetables, gravy and a choice of chunky chips, new potatoes, or creamy peppered mash.


Simply choose a main plus one of each side.

Main: Scampi, Sausages,Fish Fingers, Beef Burger,Chicken Nuggets (or Vegan nuggets)

Side 1: Chips,Mash,Seasonal Vegetables

Side 2: Baked Beans, Peas, Garlic Bread


 Farmhouse Chips £4.25 (Cheesy: £5.25) // Garlic Bread   £3.95 (Cheesy: £4.95)

Battered Onion Rings £4.75 // Steamed Vegetables £4.55 // Green Salad: £4.75

All our food is available to take away, just ask!


Chocolate Fudge Cake £6.25

Rich chocolate fudge cake served with cream or ice cream.

Sticky Toffee Pudding  GF   £6.25

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

Cheesecake of the Day £6.25  

(Usually vanilla, Staff will inform if different) served with cream or ice cream.

Mixed Ice Cream GF £5.95

An assortment of vanilla, chocolate & strawberry ice cream.

(We also have Vegan Ice Cream! Just ask for them!)

Crème Brulé     £5.95

Served with shortbread & Seasonal Berries.

Individual Black Cherry Pie Vg  £6.50

With a choice of cream, ice cream or custard.

Lemon Meringue Sundae £6.35

A delicious combination of vanilla Ice cream, Lemon Curd and Meringue

Cheese Board   £8.50

Trio of English Cheese, Mature Cheddar, Somerset Brie & Stilton

Red onion Chutney & Crackers

For allergen advice, please ask a member of staff.

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