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The Ferryman Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Bablock Hythe | Northmoor, Oxford, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Arrived at the Ferryman at 10:30pm after booking through LateRooms only to be told all rooms had been taken. There then followed an "argument" between LateRooms and the Landlord who was to blame - meanwhile I had nowhere to stay. LateRooms wouldn't book another room (as only availability was at a higher cost) unless the Landlord agreed to pay the... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

...with Fawlty Towers but apart from that there's something quaintly lovely about this odd expanse right on the banks of the Thames. Whether it's the warm welcome or the fact they deliver chilli instead of the ordered beef madras, forget one person's starter or the fine range of wadsworth ales, comfortable if basic rooms I'm not sure but from my... More 

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Thank Dave N
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The pub was busy with locals and a few walkers. The baguette was excellent despite them only having two of the five advertised fillings. Decor is tired but the welcome from the one bar maid was warm and we did enjoy the food plus opportunity for a rest during our very long walk that day.

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Thank Karen C
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had walked 7 miles from Oxford. Arrived hungry at the Ferryman (only place for miles) seeking lunch. It was 5 minutes before 2. "No can't do that, the kitchen closes in 5 minutes". No apology, no attempt to help. They offered us bar snacks - crisps, nuts and the like. We'd have been happy with bread, butter and a... More 

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Thank NZER2
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The menu was very limited (my friend is not a fan of meat) and the pies were rock hard. On the whole, not very good food at all.

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Thank spitty2016
London
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The Ferryman Inn was a convenient place to stop overnight as it is directly on the Thames Path. The rooms are basic and although they need refurbishment are reasonably clean. As highlighted in other reviews the plumbing/pressure of water needs some work but we had hot water. We ate in the resturant but was very disappointed with the quality of... More 

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Thank LondonLippy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Ferryman Inn is in a wonderful location right by the river. The views are fabulous and the setting is peaceful. The pub however is VERY mediocre. The decor is dated in the extreme and the toilets are not nice enough to be classed as disgusting. The food was ok and the waitress who served us very pleasant. The state... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stayed for two nights and whilst it is clearly tired and in need of some attention, it did serve as a perfect budget base for our Thames Path walk. The room was basic and a bit tatty, but clean and comfortable. The bathroom and plumbing clearly need improving - had to wait a while for the cistern to fill... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This pub right on the river was in some ways a refreshing change from the upmarket places in the area. Stayed one night whilst walking the Thames Path. The staff are friendly and informative. The room we had was basic but comfortable and quiet. The plumbing was poor to the toilet room, no water pressure. The bar was busy and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to this pub since the late 80's so we thought we would give it ago. The setting next to the river is fantastic the grounds and garden are well looked after the pub itself could do with a face lift. Lunch was actually better than I thought ( plough mans and American burger. ) one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bablock Hythe | Northmoor, Oxford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?