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The Jolly Boatman

216 Banbury Road, Thrupp OX5 1JU, England
+44 1865 377800
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
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European, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
216 Banbury Road, Thrupp OX5 1JU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner here and I must say the food is great and the service was excellent, very attentive and atmosphere is excellent too.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read some of the reviews we were a little hesitant about visiting, however within minutes of arriving we had decided, even before sampling the food that we had made a good choice. We found staff warm and welcoming, perhaps the young lady behind the...More

Thank Ralphhhh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited the Jolly Boatman for our second visit this month, both times we have had the new Sunday carvery and we were not disappointed!! The first time we hadn’t booked but the the friendly staff found us a cosy table - right next...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a large party pre booked. Ordered on arrival, starters took an hour to arrive,but were good. Carvery was good but had to ask for extra meat as small portion at end of joint given, just prior to new joint arriving. Possibly need more...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with 15 of us. Staff are nice there, all of them. The service though is incredibly slow. Went to eat at 1pm but didn’t get starters until 2pm. The carvery when asked to visit by waitress was unmanned and was out of gravy...More

Thank Edward T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Jolly Boatman was always on the list to visit and we’re sad we’ve never been earlier. The outside isn’t as appealing as the nicely decorated interior with open fires and large windows over looking the cannel. The both of us ordered food off the...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We called in here for a drink while staying in the area and ended up having a lovely chat for most of the afternoon with the barman called Chris Walsh. Such an interesting guy in a lovely environment with a lovely roaring fire in the...More

Thank Tony_and_Kay
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We had our Christmas party at the Jolly boatman. The communication was great throughout the organisation and the manager was very accommodating to our needs. The food was a great hit with everyone, including the cavery. I went before the Christmas party for a meal...More

Thank Helz86
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Great put, great food, nice staff. Very warm and welcoming shame it's cold out but inside lovely and warm

Thank D B
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Sunday lunch with friends ,we were told this was the first day the carvery was open ,it was absolutely delicious a vast choice to be had & so tasty , staff really nice & a young Callum Best look alike , thoroughly lovely Sunday spent...More

Thank rodot242000
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23 January 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
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Average prices
USD 14 - USD 27
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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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