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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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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 2 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

Thank D B
Reviewed 6 days 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 25 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.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

11 of us went for dinner.. For a 12:30 service. 10 people had the Sunday carvery and I had Lamb shank. Delicious food, attentive service, extreamly friendly and eelcimed feedback. Very competitive price for Carvery our guests said they would be paying another £5 more....More

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

Hi Stacey - nice to have a chat with you and thanks for the constructive feed back though I don't think it would be popular if I put the price up by £5 a head!! Come and see us soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Our first visit to this pub for a Sunday lunch. We sat outside in the large garden, and although the pub is on the canalside, the garden does not afford a view of the canal. There was a choice of three meats, beef, turkey and...More

Thank OxfordTim
Ramsey G, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hey Oxford Tim!! Many thanks for that - come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Navigating the Oxford Canal in a narrow boat is wonderful, but it is made even more pleasant by a couple of hours on dry land. Thrupp is one of the most popular and pretty ports of call, and it offers two options for dinner: The...More

Thank Lucio F
Ramsey G, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Lucio many thanks for that!! No Gastro or trying to be something that we're not. We are proud to be a pub!!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lovely fish and chips were had. Having had a slightly lacklustre experience of their food a month or so prior, when our booked works do approached we were feeling a little bit nervous. Our fears were unfounded, and our fish and chips were delicious. Couldn't...More

Thank 636douglas
Ramsey G, Owner at The Boat Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Douglas - many thanks for giving us another try. That waiter is retraining for a new career!!

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Questions & Answers
14 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, Local cuisine, Kids, View, 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
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