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Had an early Sunday supper with the family and the place was fine and tasty but portion were a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Pretty good

Slow service because of a wedding party. Stressed service with slow production of children’s meal... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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50 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST, England
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Had an early Sunday supper with the family and the place was fine and tasty but portion were a bit small especially the pork that was done pink! Would come back on a sunny day might be more enthusiastic then

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Slow service because of a wedding party. Stressed service with slow production of children’s meal. Food pretty good with reasonable selection of wines. Spoilt by pour service.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GroundhogBill
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

boat owner is unnecessarily rude and instructions are not sufficient. unreasonable fines are too high

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Niklas u
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Over 80 punts, good equipment, rarely a wait. No professionals as in Cambridge so you have to learn. Staff give you a few tips but then you are on your own. Best to find an oldie like me who will delight in giving a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tony F
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Good size boathouse with lots of boats to hire. A restaurant and toilet facilities are on site. Note Aluminium poles are heavy and some areas of the Cherwell are quite deep so can be quite challenging but after some practice, the experience can be relaxing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Norfolk20
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We hired a punt for a family for four, including two younger children. The staff could not have been more unhelpful, or rude. The staff literally did nothing to help. We first had to collect the extra equipment for ourselves (punting pole, seat cushions etc),...More

Date of experience: August 2018
8  Thank AnEnglishmaninAsia
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Punting is really fun, great fun for families and/or friends. One can either enjoy a peaceful picnic on the boat or on the side of the river or go and enjoy a great meal and drink at one of the restaurants. We thoroughly enjoy the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LisaJ1242
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The boathouse is in a lovely location - much quieter and less manic than Magdalene Bridge - and the ticketing system is a good idea for when there are crowds. There was a wait of around an hour for us last time, which for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Preznic
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Best experience of punting. It was a great day out with the family. Would recommend. The atmosphere and surroundings are beautiful. Other punters supportive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank singhera1
Reviewed 23 July 2018

First time punting was thoroughly enjoyable but then totally spoiled by the unbearably rude man behind the counter - I will never be going back - and since there are plenty of other places to hire punts in Oxford, I'll spend my money elsewhere.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RICHARD P
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