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The Trout Inn

Lower Wolvercote 195 Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PN, England
+44 1865 510930
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (618 reviews)
“inspector morse” (80 reviews)
“sit outside” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Wolvercote 195 Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Service a little slow despite it being a quiet Tuesday evening. Friendly and helpful, however. Food was good if a little over-priced and rather basic. I had a chicken and leek pie but couldn't find much chicken. Nice atmosphere, lovely riverside views on the terrace.

Thank 26andy2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here three years ago. Food and service atrocious. Was brought back here by again friends so, fair enough, time to give it another chance. Mistakes made with food order, long wait for service. (“We’re a bit busy” - was the excuse). Now, it was...More

1  Thank Threep53
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a table for 3pm but weren't seated until 3.20 as the previous diners were slow leaving. In that time we were just left standing near the entrance. After finally being seated we kept having to ask for someone to come and take a...More

2  Thank TomBlack1411
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a table for 3pm but had to wait until 3:25 to be seated. It took another 20 minutes before anyone came to take a drinks order, and that only happened because I kept asking for someone to do it. We then waited 10...More

1  Thank nvarley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt compelled to review this because of the number of negative comments about the service experience. We brought our veggie daughter here for Sunday lunch. Menus offered lots of choice for veggies. Service was fab - really friendly and attentive. Quality of food was good...More

1  Thank Copley_Cat2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met here with friends for lunch and a walk along the river Thames. It was our first visit and was very busy, but good friendly staff ensured we were not kept waiting. Good choice of light bites and main meals at reasonable prices. Food very...More

1  Thank 347roger1945
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter & I had lunch here when visiting Oxford. A beautiful Inn in a beautiful setting on the Thames. If the weather is good you can sit outside with a great view of the river. Food was excellent! I highly recommend a visit

1  Thank Anne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place just outside Oxford city away from summertown area with its affluent Oxfordshire crowd but also mixed with local and foreign tourists who visited the area with a lovely walking trails to the city along the canal and riverside . Great food and drinks...More

1  Thank saysam0uthpc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Trout Inn, the food was good, the restaurant was obviously understaffed, the building was nice, the staff that were there were friendly and helpful.More

1  Thank nickjvturner
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are in the process of recruiting more staff to help improve our front of house service and with this in mind we hope that you will allow us another try soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely stone-built pub on the banks of the river Thames, it's not hard to see why it gets so much exposure on TV (Lewis). But the huge banner on entering asking for new staff should have given us a clue what to expect. Had...More

1  Thank PeterF4960
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at The Trout Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Our apologies for letting you down with the quality and the speed of service though. We hope to see many positive changes with our new team on board and would love for you to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 52
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Wolvercote 195 Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 510930
  • E-mail
The Trout Inn is an endearing 17th century pub that provides a stylish yet comfortable setting in which to escape the demands that come hand in hand with everyday life. Situated on the idyllic banks of the River Thames, The Trout Inn offers a moment of tranquillity during a busy day, especially if the sun is shining. With a lovely side terrace that looks onto the river, our garden space also has patio heaters that are ideal for keeping you warm, cosy and content on cold days or chilly summer evenings by the river. Extensive seating and a charming bridge joining the terrace to a private garden also add to the pub’s aesthetic outdoor appeal. And make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Krug the peacock roaming the grounds! Our delicious menus of seasonal dishes feature a wide range of light bites, classic dishes, sharing platters and children’s meals that have been designed to meet all of your requirements.
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