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Cherwell Boathouse, Oxford

4.0
#7 of 19 in Outdoors in Oxford
Established in 1904 and still a family run working Boathouse and restaurant with 80 handmade punts in the water.

The punting season is mid March to mid October open 10am - dusk, dependant on the weather.

The well known local restaurant has a superlative wine list and is open all year round with an alfresco terrace on the decking in the summer.

In season the Tea-hut bar and cafe serves light food, snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

We have a large marquee overlooking the Cherwell, as well as a lower boathouse area for private bookings and events such as weddings, birthdays and corporate entertainment all year round.
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  • Not one to Write reviews good or bad. But feel compelled to share bad our experience A fantastic hidden gem sadly let down by very rude waiter & poor planning. Pre booked party of 9, arrived 30 mins b...  more »
  • We organised a group of 45 people from work (hosts and their guests) for an early evening punting trip from Cherwell Boathouse to the Victoria Arms, followed by drinks and BBQ in the Lower Boathouse. ...  more »
  • Had an early Sunday supper with the family and the place was fine and tasty but portion were a bit small especially the pork that was done pink! Would come back on a sunny day might be more enthusiast...  more »
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  • Great restaurant. It is very pretty inside and out. We had a 3-course menu and the food was delicious. Definitely looking forward to come back.
  • As the name suggests, a fantastic location right on the bank of the Thames. I got there late virtually on the dot of the kitchen closing but could still order. Friendly, attentive staff, good food and wine, generous portions. Would go again and recommend.
  • To celebrate our 55th Wedding Anniversary, I booked a table. We could not have made a better choice. The food was first class with a good variety of choice and the service was very efficient without imposing. Lovely atmosphere busy and buzzy. A lovely touch was our anniversary congratulations on our sweet dishes. Very reasonably priced and we will be returning in the future, just looking for an excuse.
  • A lovely evening at the Cherwell Boathouse with family and friends. Staff were welcoming, friendly and gave excellent service.They have some very tasty options on their new menu which I would highly recommend. Tasty food, adventurous and well presented.
  • It’s a fancy restaurant. Food was nice, but not mind-blowing. Portion was small. Service was ok, not exceptional. Good atmosphere but can get quite crowded if full house. Honestly a bit disappointed as dinner is a minimum of 30/person. Expected a much better experience.
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