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The Boat Inn

) #10 of 25 Restaurants in Kidlington ££ - £££ , British,
Canal Road | Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JY, England
+44 1865 374279
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (10 reviews)
“baguette” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Canal Road | Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JY, England
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We took my mother out for her 87th birthday to The Boat, and had an excellent lunch. The staff were great, couldn't do enough for us. We ate in 'The Morse Room ', the pub had appeared in one of the episodes of the series,...More

Thank OxfordYokel
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The roast dinner from the Carvery was one of the worst that I have eaten - greasy shoe leather springs to mind and the chef was very unhelpful and inflexible when asked to adapt the menu for one of our (large) party who was unwell....More

Thank 19mspiglet
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous Evening here tonight. Wonderful, friendly and polite staff, delicious food. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a picturesque pub meal. Massive beer garden with calm atmosphere. Thank you so much for a fab eve!

Thank Ryadal S
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Popped into the Boat Inn for lunch and had fish and chips. Very good value for money and a nice dining experience. Afterwards, took a walk along the canal and saw all the narrow boats. Had Tea at Annie's. Parking easy. Perfect location. Would definitely...More

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Three of us arrived for lunch on Saturday, having read previous comments here, we had booked in advance. I was interested to visit the pub as my family had run it over 150 years ago. Yes, I did know there would have been changes but...More

Thank Lonsdale6
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the boat Inn on many occasions but usually only for a quick drink. Today I came with my girlfriend and I ordered food which arrived fresh quick and tasty. The service was friendly and I will definitely be returning soon!

Thank James F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very disappointed with our visit here. The food service took over an hour and a half and by that time the impression of the 'restaurant' could only have been negative. If the Management had felt some pride and love for serving customers, they might have...More

4  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and my wife stopped here for a light lunch last week. The pub itself was very clean and the staff were very friendly. We both ordered steak baguettes and sat in the garden which was very large with lots of tables. The food came...More

Thank tootrue64
Reviewed 26 July 2016

First visit to this canal side pub with boating friends. A very warm evening so we opted to eat out in the large garden. Service was a little slow but food was good with a wide choice of meals.

1  Thank JCC1659
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Having eaten here before I was astounded at how bad the quality of the food had become. The tagliatelle had obviously been pre-cooked and re-heated into a watery tasteless pile topped with mass produced meatballs. The mash had again, been re-heated, and was hard and...More

4  Thank Jill D
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Road | Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 374279
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