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The Boat Inn

££ - £££, British,
Canal Road, Thrupp OX5 1JY, England
+44 1865 374279
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“lamb shank” (12 reviews)
“oxford canal” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Canal Road, Thrupp OX5 1JY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked Christmas dinners for 8 this evening with 2 hours notice. Excellent food, especially the fish platter starter, tasty ales, genuinely friendly service, good atmosphere and reasonable prices. Will be back next time we're in the area.

Thank Nick S
Reviewed yesterday

Nice looking pub in lovely location. First visit and I found the staff pleasant and helpful, the food good and a nice atmosphere here. Will visit again

Thank R5768RRsimonl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recently visited in a group of 18, we had obviously booked in advance and also all pre ordered our food. Firstly I would like to say that we have previously visited in a group of this size and we have had a lovely time....More

Thank Mandz_13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great lunch staff really attentive, food really good, 9 of us ,several had different food and all enjoyed

Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For a lovely little place what a mistake. When we walked through the door and noticed that it wasn't to busy thought getting food would be a quick and easy process, wrong. There was a table of three walkers at the table next to us...More

1  Thank D B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked at overall rating from Tripadvisor and weren't expecting too much! But made booking as venue suited the time/place we had to be. Arrived after one to almost deserted pub - a little disconcerting!! However we thoroughly enjoyed our ham,egg and chips and the rabbit...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been here 18 months ago and had a lovely meal with a fantastic atmosphere and a very friendly landlord. We visited for dinner on way home from Birmingham, the menu was huge and varied . The meatballs and tagliatelle was unevenly cooked- I suspect...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Makes great play of Morse connection, Ate in the Morse room, laden with photos. Food and service, pleasant without frills. Prices reasonable. Great location if Canal fan, with nice beer garden at rear.

Thank Marc E
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Many hostelries are closed on Mondays so we planned to lunch at the Boat which was open. Our waitress was delightful, most attentive and the food was plentiful, reasonably priced and delicious. The visit was made all the more special by knowing that Morse and...More

Thank Taurnetta
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal for all nine of the Palmer family. Thanks John for adjusting our numbers up from original booking. Good food at reasonable prices. Nice happy staff in a good old pub environment.

Thank bernie p
Ramsey G, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Bernie - Many thanks for that, lovely to meet you all look forward to seeing you soon.

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Questions & Answers
13 May 2015|
Response from RachelandJohn |
Do you have gluten free options?
Lindsay R
3 March 2015|
Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
It has a fully enclosed garden, so no danger from nearby canal. Its Child friendly, mine are too old now but kids there seemed very happy and were treat well. it has a web site just serach for the Boat Inn Thrupp as links... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Road, Thrupp OX5 1JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thrupp
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 374279
  • E-mail
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