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Pub Opening Times

Mon - Fri : 12pm - 3pm & 5.30pm til close

Sat - Sun : 12pm - 11pm

Food Serving Times

Mon - Fri : 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm

Sat - Sun : 12pm - 9pm

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The Boat Inn, Canal Rd, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1JY


01865 374279

The Boat Inn

at Thrupp



John, Jane and the team offer a warm and friendly welcome to all customers old and new alike.The Boat Inn, set alongside the beautiful Southern Oxford Canal, is a family and dog friendly canal side country pub which has retained it’s traditional character and local appeal.

This unique and beautiful setting makes the Boat Inn an ideal watering hole for walkers, boaters and hikers to enjoy a tasty meal or a refreshing drink.

Wherever possible all produce is locally sourced and cooked to perfection. Our new 'Vegetarian Selection' and 'Specials Board' means that there is something for everyone. And, of course, we can look after the children as well. Take a look at our menu. Our large fully enclosed garden with ‘Bouncy Castle’ is perfect for a relaxed family afternoon in the sun.

As a member of the bespoke Greene King Head Brewer’s Club, and being Cask Marque accredited, The Boat Inn houses some of the best Greene King Cask Ales, including IPA, Old Trip, and Old Golden Hen and we have a constantly changing guest ale. We also have a complement of premium continental lagers on tap, Becks Vier and San Miguel Our wines, which include all the traditional favourites, are personally selected to form perfect accompaniments to all dishes on our menu.

The Boat Inn has also featured a number of times in the popular, detective drama series Inspector Morse, based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter. It starred the legendary John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis. The Morse Dining Room has many photographic tributes of the episodes featuring the pub.

Come and join us for good food, real ales, great wines, great company, fabulous hospitality and a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - you won’t be disappointed!

Christmas bookings now being taken

The Boat Inn

Christmas Fayre Menu

Bookings 01865 374279

2 courses £14.95

3 courses £17.95

To Start

Sweet Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

with Warm Crusty Bread.

Vegetarian Tart with Olives, Feta Cheese,

& Caramelised Red Onion.

Smoked Salmon Mousse with Melba Toast & Rocket.

Chicken Liver Terrine with Rustic Toast

and Crunchy Onion Marmalade.

Main Dinner

Tender hand carved Roast Butter Glazed Turkey with Cherry Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Turned Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Puddings Seasonal Christmas Vegetables Finished

with Red Wine Jus.

8oz Sirloin Steak with Triple Cooked Chips, Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic Field Mushrooms, Crunchy Homemade Onion Rings, with a Blue Cheese Sauce.

Pan Seared Tuna Steak in a Sweet Chilli Glaze with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Green Beans & Parsnip Crisps.

Apricot & Goats Cheese Nut Roast, served with Seasonal Christmas Vegetables.


To Finish

Flame Served Traditional Christmas Pudding

with Brandy Sauce.

Chocolate Roulard.

Bramley Apple Pie.

Lemon Cheese Cake.

The Boat Inn

at Thrupp

Picturesque canal side pub & restaurant


01865 374279

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