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

Welcome to The Boat Inn at Thrupp!!!

Dinner Menu

 Apart from its idyllic setting on the banks of the Oxford Canal The Boat Inn is famous for its appearances in the

Inspector Morse series starring the legendary John Thaw.

More recently the pub has featured in ITV’s Barging Around Britain series hosted by John Sergeant.

Built in 1412 by Norse Fishermen who ravaged all the women in the village which is why everyone around here has three ears.

The Boat Inn has seen many changes over the years and nearly as many Landlords;

let’s hope we can stay longer than the current average!!.  

The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former customer who got so drunk that he collapsed and died in the bar.

It is said that on the anniversary of his death you can still smell his distinctive personal aroma. He also moves things around the

bar during the night and pots have fallen off shelves for no reason. Personally I think one of the boat dwellers has a key

because the Ghost can certainly drink a lot, as our stock taker will testify to.

We try very hard not to keep you waiting for your meal but inevitably in busy periods,

we would ask you to be patient as we do cook your food to order.

We hope you have a great time here, any problems tell us and we will do everything we can to put it right for you.

Remember; we can put it right Trip Advisor can’t.


Sopa del Dia (Todays Soup)

with Crusty Bread £4.95 (Usually V)

Greek Salad

White Feta Cheese with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Red Onion, & Cucumber on a bed of fresh crispy leaf, drizzled with Olive Oil. £6.50 (GF & V)

Deep Fried Camembert Bites

with Cranberry Sauce & Garnish £5.50 (V)

Traditional Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose Sauce & Crusty Bread £5.25 (GF)

Freshly made Smoked Haddock & Mozzarella Fish Cakes with Dips & Fruit Wedges £7.50 (GF)

Breaded Whole Scampi Tails & Chorizo with Allioli Dip & Mixed Leaf £6.95

Chicken Liver & Whiskey Pate with Melba Toast & Caramelised Onion Chutney £6.95

Deep Fried Whitebait, tossed in Seasoned Flour & Flash Fried, with Allioli Dip £5.25

Spicy Nachos toasted with Cheese & Jalapenos served with Salsa, Soured Cream & Garnish £7.95 (V)

~Add Hot & Spicy Mexican Chilli Con Carne £11.95

The Boat Inn Platter

Chicken Bites, Garlic Bread, Scampi Tails, Breaded Mushrooms finished with Pickles Dips & Spanish Olives £9.50

The Seafood Platter

Cod Goujons, Scampi Tails, Battered Calamari Rings, Mini Fish Cake, & Fish Fingers with Sweet Chili Dip, Tartare & Allioli. £11.95


Grilled 10oz Horseshoe Gammon Steak

with Chunky Chips, Free Range Eggs & Garden Peas £10.50 (GF)

8oz Home Made 100% Beef Burger

with farmhouse Chips, Onion Rings & Dips. £10.95

Add Cheese, Bacon, Chili, Egg, Jalepinos £1.00 (per item)

Highland Rib Eye Steak

With Farmhouse Chips, Onion Rings, Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes & Cup Mushrooms £15.95 (GF Opt)

Sirloin Steak

Farmhouse Chips, Onion Rings, Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes & Cup Mushrooms £15.95 (GF Opt)

The Boat Inn Mixed Grill

Gammon, Rump, Pork Medallions, Chicken, Sausages, Bacon, Eggs, Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes & Mushrooms, Chunky Chips & Garden Peas - &22.95

Add surf to your turf - £2.50

Add Stilton, Diane or Peppercorn Sauce £1.50

Pork Medallions, in a honey & mustard glaze

with creamy peppered mash, Scottish black pudding and caramelised Bramley Apple. £11.95 (GF opt)

Butchers Pork & Leek Sausages with Mash & Red Onion Gravy £9.95 (GF)


Giant Beer Battered Grimsby Cod

With Farmhouse Chunky Chips, Mushy Peas £11.75

Scampi & Chips

with Green Salad Garnish, Garden Peas & a side of Tartar Sauce £12.75  

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Pot

with Chunky Chips & Garden Peas £9.95 (GF)

Mexican Red Bean Chilli

served in a Tortilla Basket, Fluffy Rice, Nachos & Dips £10.95 (GF Opt) (Hot)

Lamb Shank

slow cooked with Rosemary & Mint Gravy on Peppered Mash with Parsnip Crisps £15.95 (GF)

Pan fried Liver Bacon & Onions

with Mashed Potato, Parsnip Crisps and Gravy £10.50

Chinese Style Duck in a Plum & Ginger Sauce

with Timbale of Rice, Prawn Crackers & Garnish £15.95

Tagliatelle con Fungi, in a Gorgonzola & Green Pesto Cream Sauce

with Garlic Bread & Garnish £11.95 (V)

Spicy 5 bean chilli

served in a Tortilla Basket with Fluffy Rice, Nachos and Dips. £10.95 (V)

Mushroom Brie Hazelnut & Cranberry Wellington

with a choice of potato and seasonal vegetables £10.50 (V)


All served with Chunky Chips OR Mash, Gravy, & Garden Peas - £10.95

Rabbit - Finest British Rabbit in a rich gravy and short crust pastry.

Luxury Hock & Cock – succulent chicken breast & hand pulled ham hock in a rich cream & leek sauce.

Steak & Ale – Herefordshire slow cooked beef with ‘Spitfire Ale’ gravy in a crimped rough puff pastry.

Jumbo Steak & Kidney Pudding – Classic British Fayre

Chicken Balti – buttered chicken in a creamy Balti spiced sauce with a garlic & coriander lid.

Vegetable -  roasted country vegetables in a distinctive creamy stilton sauce (V)


Scampi, Sausages, Fish Fingers, or Chicken Nuggets

all served with Peas or Beans & Chips or Mash All £6.50

Chips £2.75    

Onion Rings £2.75      

Mixed Garden Vegetables £2.95

Cheesy Chips £3.25  

Garlic Bread £2.95     

Cheesy Garlic Bread £3.50


Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cream or Ice Cream £5.50

Warm Chocolate Brownie Sundae £5.50

Lemon Meringue Sundae £5.50

Assortment of Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream - £4.95

Rocky Road Sundae £5.50

Banoffee Sundae £5.50

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard, Cream or Ice Cream £5.75

Crème Brulee with Shortbread & Raspberries £5.75

Raspberry & Vanilla Cheesecake served with Cream or Ice Cream £5.75

Bread & Butter Pudding with Custard, Cream or Ice Cream - £5.50

Cheese Board

Mature Cheddar, Brie & Stilton with Crackers & Red Onion Chutney £7.25

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

01865 374279

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Picturesque canal side pub & restaurant

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