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Cherwell Boathouse

50 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST, England
+44 1865 515978
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Great fun!

This is the perfect way to spend a fine summer afternoon in Oxford. We always take visiting family... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pleasant punt and picnic on the Cherwell River

The man on the desk was pleasant and helpful. Two of us hired a punt and headed south into the... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Lymington, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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50 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST, England
+44 1865 515978
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect way to spend a fine summer afternoon in Oxford. We always take visiting family to do this and we tend to just punt along to the Victoria Arms for a drink and then back again to the boathouse in time for...More

Thank Ponnusamy81
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The man on the desk was pleasant and helpful. Two of us hired a punt and headed south into the City. Sadly he failed to tell us to keep left when the river divided, so we missed going to the weir. However we had a...More

Thank Gourmandsouth
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Don't let me put you off punting. This review is purely based on the rudeness of the man on the desk. So rude that I didn't feel angry just sorry for him.

Thank Theothergullsfan
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon, you can take it easy or get stuck in and take your boat on an adventure up or down river. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Punting on the Cherwell is a nice way to spend a sunny day in Oxford. It is only £16 per boat, and we split that between five people, so it was also a cheap attraction. Punting is difficult, but don't worry, everyone on the river...More

1  Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I were fortunate enough to book dinner here..we had the most amazing experience from start to finish, beautiful location, exquisite food at incredibly reasonable price.. Ambience was first class and Matthew who looked after us couldn't have done anymore to make our...More

Thank joannjo
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visited Cherwell Boathouse recently to initiate five non-punting friends to the thrills of balancing on a plank with a scaffolding pole - followed by a rowdy picnic in South Parks. We also had relative first-time success keeping our springer spaniel (in his life jacket) on...More

Thank kate h
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a punt just for an hour. It was 16 pounds. I really enjoyed it. We went down through the park and saw ducks and geese. It wasn't to hard to get the hang of punting.

Thank Glen_Arbor_Blues
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We hired two punts (not cheap at £18 per hour). Boats were fine though not brilliantly maintained which was a pity. But we have seldom encountered such down right unpleasant staff. The gentlemen at the counter could not have been more unpleasant if he tried...More

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Friendly staff, nice food in the restaurant and easy to walk to from the centre of town. The staff were also super helpful at suggesting a place to go for dinner that night. It also looked like they had a room downstairs to rent for...More

Thank PalmTreePrincess
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