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The Jolly Boatman

216 Banbury Road, Thrupp OX5 1JU, England
+44 1865 377800
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
European, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
216 Banbury Road, Thrupp OX5 1JU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am not really sure what to make of this pub. We visited on a sunny Saturday afternoon and sat outside by the canal. The outside tables didn't seem to be in a good condition but we managed to find one that wasn't too dirty....More

3  Thank fatbear2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped into the Jolly Boatman on a Saturday afternoon at about 1:30/2:00pm - the car park wasn't very busy so there weren't many customers there. The tables outside were in a disgusting state - so we went inside. We stood at the bar behind...More

1  Thank ojo963t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and staff really nice. 4 out of 9 people I was with had the carvery including myself. There was no carrots, roast potatoes or Yorkshire puddings and when we asked if there was any more we were told more were being cooked for the...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had contacted to book a table for Bank Holiday Monday for lunch with friends via the website. I was able at this time to say where I wanted the table, of which one option was canal side, which is what I selected. when the...More

1  Thank Ashleigh B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our canal boat for a drink and an evening meal. This was in the middle of the visa payment system crashing and the staff did well to find work arounds for the customers and kept their calm. Was nice to see management...More

1  Thank Ad M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Jolly Boatman for my parent's wedding anniversary, and John was very accommodating the minute we walked in. Admittedly, it took a little while for our drinks orders to be taken but after a little nudge John decided to take our orders personally...More

1  Thank Rachael O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly pub in a great location overlooking picturesque canal and country side. Nice choice of food with well priced wine and good beer.

Thank Buzzablinio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful and friendly bar staff, however the management, Im not very impressive with their customer liaison skills. Meals very over rated for what you get watery cauliflower cheese with a bit of grilled cheese on top!! Dauphinois was sliced potato with cheap rubbery cheese...More

Thank sezzaloubee
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We popped in today as in the area and thought would give it a try. Nice location right next to the river although not much parking available. Staff very friendly and checked few times whilst we had our meal if everything ok and did we...More

Thank alison m
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Visited with a friend this evening. It’s in the perfect spot by the canal, made even better by a beautiful evening. I’ve eaten here many times, and normally had good meals (apart from a couple of times I wasn’t as impressed!). I ordered a burger...More

Thank Keepsmiling2014
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January 23, 2015|
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Response from andyredz | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do sell alcohol, it's a pub! Usual good range of beverages. A pleasant place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
European, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Banbury Road, Thrupp OX5 1JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Thrupp
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 377800
  • E-mail
Canal side pub/restaurant set alongside the beautiful Southern Oxford canal. Open everyday for breakfast from 10.00Am until 10.30Pm. Brand new decked and heated, covered canal side patio area. Roaring log fires in winter. Children, dogs always most welcome. Great selection of homemade dishes cooked to order using fresh local produce. Cask Marque quality real ales. Free newspapers, and WiFi.
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