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We pride ourselves on serving fabulous dishes, which are made in house using the freshest, seasonal, locally sourced produce.



Come along and enjoy our popular Sunday Lunchtime Carvery with a choice of 3 different meats and as much as you can eat for just £14.95!!!



Explore what’s surrounding the area!

We’re happy to announce that Boat Inn has been awarded a Recommendation badge by Restaurant Guru according to the visitors’ reviews!

Voted Best Canal Side Pub & Restaurant – Oxfordshire

Voted Most Family-Friendly Country Pub 2019 – Oxfordshire


Grace, Garret and the team (plus our Greyhound Angel) 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.

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 and more recently featured in ‘Barging Around Britain’ (ITV) with John Sergeant.

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!

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 12 pm to 3.30pm & 5.30 pm – until close

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm – until close

Food Served

Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2.30pm & 6 pm to 8.30pm

Saturdays: 12pm to 8pm – Sundays: 12 pm to 8pm


(Please tell us if you are bringing your dog! As friendly as we are, we have to limit some areas on Sunday’s Carvery)

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Contact Details


The Boat Inn

Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1JY