Pub Opening Times

Mon - Fri : 12 noon - 3pm & 5.30pm until close

Sat - Sun : 12 noon - until close

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 & GF Opt)

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

Spicy Chicken Bites, Garlic Bread, Scampi Tails, Onion Rings, Breaded Mushrooms finished with Capers, Dips & Spanish Olives £10.95

The Seafood Platter

Crispy Cod Bites, Scampi Tails, Battered Panko Calamari Rings, Crumbed Prawn Cutlets, Salt & Pepper Squid Chunks & Flash Fried Whitebait

with Sweet Chili Dip, Tartare & Allioli. £12.50



Grilled 10oz Horseshoe Gammon Steak with Chunky Chips, Free Range Eggs & Garden Peas £10.50 (GF)

Highland Rib Eye Steak 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)

Pork & Chorizo Burger with Monterey Jack Cheese, Onion Rings, Salad Garnish, Dips & Chunky Chips £10.95

Aberdeen Angus Home Made 100% Beef Burger with Farmhouse Chips, Onion Rings, Garnish & Dips. £10.95

The Boat Inn Mixed Grill

Gammon, Rump, Chicken, Butchers Sausages, Bacon, Eggs, Balsamic Glazed Cherry Tomatoes & Mushrooms, Chunky Chips & Garden Peas  £22.95

Add Bacon, Chili, Egg, Monterey Jack Cheese, Jalapeños - £1.00 (per item)                

Add Surf to your Turf - £2.50

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

Southern Fried Chicken, Chorizo, Monterey Jack Cheese & Mayo Burger with Cool Slaw, Garnish Chunky Chips £11.95


Giant Beer Battered Grimsby Cod, 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

Salmon Steak poached in a Leek, Cream & White Wine Sauce with New Potatoes & Green Beans £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)

Cajun Chicken – Tender Chicken Breast in a creamy Cajun sauce with Wild Rice & Prawn Crackers £11,95


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

Wild 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

Game Pie – Succulent pieces of Venison, Rabbit, Partridge & Pheasant in a Red Wine Gravy

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 £5.25

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 £5.25

Crème Brulee with Shortbread & Raspberries £5.75

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

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

The Boat Inn

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Picturesque canal side pub & restaurant

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