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Welcome to the Jolly Boatman!

The Jolly Boatman has undergone some big changes in the last few months. A change of ownership has brought with it some fresh new ideas and touches that we hope customers old and new will enjoy. The new team are headed by experienced operators with two other hospitality businesses and a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise. All of the team at The Jolly Boatman would like you to come and see what’s new and get to know them. Come and sample our new menus. Have a look at our new Lunch and Light lunch menu designed for those of you who like to enjoy a quick light bite or for those of you that prefer a more leisurely three course selection, we think we have something for everyone. Now on offer on a daily basis is our 'Specials of the Day' menu to accompany our Lunch and Evening Menus. This will bring changes and further options to our regular delicious menus offering you something different on a daily basis. Our fine selection of locally sourced British Roast Dinners is now served on a Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm so there is no need for you to rush to enjoy our unique traditional Sunday Roast and many other special dishes menu that are now available. Have a look at our sample Sunday menu and all our other Menus on this site.


Our Selection of Fine Cask Ales and Beers has changed now offering you the best choices of your tipple whether it be one of our fine guest ales, our two new regular ales or one of your favourite keg beers. This, along with our fine selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks offers the perfect accompaniment to any meal or just a fine drink in pleasant surroundings when you want it.


We are happy to discuss any functions that you are planning with you and offer you the best solution for your event. We now offer in the spring and summer months exclusive Hog Roasts and Barbeque evenings with an extensive salad bar to support your function. All cooked outside by our experienced team, these fantastic spectacle and cuisine nights are perfect to be enjoyed outside or in. We are just as happy to discuss all year round events in any of our fine areas, be it in the Barn Restaurant or the covered decking area. Or if you are looking for a small private area for those nights with friends or family we can do that as well.

Come and see us soon we are looking forward to meeting you.


A meal in the barn restaurant is always a special occasion. Warm and cosy in winter with a huge central roaring log fire. Light and airy in summer with patio doors opening directly on to the canal towpath. Enjoy our menu of fresh local food and wines.


Why not enjoy a drink or snack in our bar/lounge area?
Free WI-FI, newspapers are always available
We are open all day every day from 10.30am -10.30pm


With its log stove, carpets and comfy seating areas make this the perfect place to relax with a drink, snack or meal.


In the warmer summer months there is nothing nicer or more relaxing than to sit along side the beautiful Southern Oxford canal and enjoy a drink or a spot of "al fresco" dining at one of our towpath tables whilst watching the boats go by.