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The Trout Inn

Lower Wolvercote 195 Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PN, England
+44 1865 510930
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Wolvercote 195 Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No need to say more about what a great location this is and they've got a good chef because the food is still pretty good. BUT whoever the new Managment is, they have seriously got it wrong in the following ways! 1) They seem to...More

Thank Patbrittab1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came on a sunny Thursday evening, knowing we would need to wait for our food. We ordered, and after waiting 45 minutes we went to ask how much longer our meal would be. The waitress came back and unapologetically told us that one of...More

Thank Clever-Mermaid
Reviewed yesterday

i got there often, the place is wonderful: next to the river,m perfect for a sunny day, the interiors are homy and welcoming. the staff is young, nice, kind and helpful. the food is good, nice variety, some vegetarian dishes, a little bit of everything,...More

Thank Davide A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Trout is a very nice place if you fancy have a fish.Very good sizes of food,very tasty 😀😀😀Friendly staff and nice atmosphere

Thank slonko56
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a terrible experience at this pub in Oxford. We booked this for my fathers wake and contacted the venue to make sure they could accommodate such an occasion. they assured they could and I booked. I rang the day before to double check...More

Thank shoppingindulgence
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best location in/around Oxford for al fresco riverside drinking & dining but bottom line is they need more staff, the service is 'at the bar' only& this does not befit the location or prices being charged for what is pretty much now a self...More

Thank tim c
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great old building with modern additions. We have all seen it in the TV but why not see it for real. On a sunny day you will be delighted on a rainy day - well its not quite the same but still worth a...More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drinks, starter and main course all nice. Good service and lovely sunny table by the window. BUT - creme brûlée means 'burnt cream' - the crunchy bit in the top. 'It's Our version' said the waiter when I asked where the crunchy bit was! Sorry...More

1  Thank hardycotswolds
General Manager A, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Thank you; we appreciate your feedback! All situation with crime brûlée will be review immediately and kitchen team will act on that. Please accept my apologies for unfortunate finish of your dining experience. Regards Peter K General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've visited The Trout Inn three times. Meals were lovely although on one occasion I felt short-changed on the seafood linguine (more linguine than anything else!). It has a warm atmosphere- full of chatting amongst guests. Pleasant venue for afternoon lunch/dinner!More

Thank Charlotte22707
General Manager A, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at The Trout Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We promise to address all your comments about linguine and we hope to see your party again very soon. Regards...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So disappointed- friends booked a table well in advance but on the day another place setting had to be prepared and we were stuck in an unpleasant corner location. Chair upholstery scruffy and stained. Food was extremely poor. The pub was very busy and is...More

Thank ClareofTralee
General Manager A, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this review

Clareoftralee, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory. Please accept my apologies for your dinning experience. We are so sorry that our food didn't meet your expectations and we...More

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Do you take Amex?
15 April 2017|
Response from Robwilkes010 | Property representative |
Hi, philpot2017, Yes, we do accept Amex
am sorry to say we will not be rushing to book the Trout again in a hurry. We had a family lunch there on Sunday 17th January and frankly were disappointed. 3 of us had the beef Sunday roast. The meat was tough, the vegetables soggy and did not include all the ones promised on the menu. The whole thing was lukewarm and there was no horseradish! The child's burger looked like it had been chewed on one side. My Eton Mess pudding was indeed a mess. It looked and tasted like it had been thrown together with leftovers. The prosecco was revoltingly sweet and the wine was faintly corked. The service was slow and inattentive. We were reluctant to complain at the time as we wanted to concentrate on having a pleasant family gathering and did not wish to spoil the atmosphere with complaints. It seems you are trading on your delightful location alone. We have been to the Trout in previous years and were never previously so let down by the food. And your prices are not the cheapest
5 February 2016|
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Hello, I was wondering firstly if you have vacancy for the weekend of 11 - 13th July 2015 for 2 couples and 2 children and how much that would cost? Look forward to hearing from you. Best Lianne Smith
8 May 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Wolvercote 195 Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 510930