Fabulous Canal side pub

We have done everything to make your visit as safe as possible and will continue to do so but we are also going to have to rely on your common sense and patience until things hopefully go back to what was normal.

We can only take bookings for inside and our undercover decking area, if you wish to have an outside table please find a table on arrival and can we ask that only one person from your party enters the pub to order.

Many thanks

Opening Times

Mon – Sat : 12 noon – Close

Sun : 12 noon – Close

Food Served

Mon – Fri : 12 noon – 3pm

& 5.30pm – 9pm

Sat : 12 noon – 9pm

Sun : 12 noon – 8pm

Enjoy Good Food

We are passionate about serving quality dishes using the best locally sourced produce.

Our experienced and talented chef has created some amazing dishes to tempt your taste buds.

Enjoy a lite bite, 3 course meal or something different from our daily changing specials board.

Our Sunday Carvery is extremely popular – please book as we would hate for you to be disappointed!

Great Location

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.

There are many interesting places to visit and activities to take part in close by – why not have a relaxing drink or bite to eat after your excursion? 

Celebrate With Us

We are happy to discuss any functions that you are planning and offer you the best solution for your event.

In the spring and summer month’s we offer exclusive Hog Roasts and Barbecue 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.

The Best Experience Ever

"I'm a chef and I've never had a bad meal. On my down time I love eating out but don't like cooking for myself. I've been coming to the Jolly Boatman for a few years now and not once have I ever had a bad meal neither has my partner. The kids love the food it's the only place we have ever been that the kids eat all their food. I've been to a lot of places and when I walked in here with the kids the landlady made us feel welcome, not like other places where your walk in with kids and you don't feel welcome."
martinian cramer
Bicester - Tripadvisor

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