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The Jolly Boatman

216 Banbury Road | Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JU, England
+44 1865 377800
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“the pub” (37 reviews)
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European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 Banbury Road | Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last weekend with friends. Disappointing really the food was lukewarm and service poor. Would I return no. Would I recommend no definitely not.

Thank Mulberry9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just been here for lunch What a food ,what a service,brilliant ! Staff very helpful, very polite, Food amazing good potions very tasty and very good value for what you get . Will be back

1  Thank Mevlan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely dog walk locally with my dad we searched online & found this pub was still serving food. This lovely quirky pub is dog friendly & next to the canal, they have seating outside but we decided to eat inside. We both ordered...More

Thank Kerbdrift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for lunch after a lovely walk with dog along the canal. Landlady and all the staff were great and the dog certainly appreciated the attention! The decor was pleasant, traditional and welcoming. Our food was scrumptious with plenty of choice on the menu...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what lovely kind people we have been supporting my two daughters on a 90 mile canoeing adventure. We were exhausted and starving and arrived literally about 10 min before the kitchen closed. We were greeted by lovely owners and staff a fantastic array of...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here for lunch. It is situated in a good location adjacent to the South Oxford Canal. Although not busy when we arrived, we were not acknowledged and most restaurant tables were reserved. However, we did find a pleasant free table in the bar...More

Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were great at communicating with us on our recent trip down the canal for a stag do. We were running later than expected and they accommodated us and were very understanding. Really great service and would definitely visit again when I'm in the...More

Thank Boozler42
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The good side was nice and clean, with good size tables, the down side was Food ordered but took an hour to arrive, and when I asked I was told ''we are busy you know' but the food was good when we did get it...

Thank tim286
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Just popped in here on my way past as I love this place. Heard a woman complaining but I really don't think she had a valid point. The food here is by far the best in Kidlington. Great service and food. Value for money and...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good Friday visit for my Dads birthday the food here is good old English pub grub & not overpriced with a nice selection of daily specials & a fantastic selection of beers. My only complaint is starters came on a roof slate now I'm sure...More

Thank Sjc462
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doyou serve alcohol ? ie wine ?
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Banbury Road | Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • 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.