Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Visit us

We would love to see you. Please pop in for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink.

The Jolly Boatman, 216 Banbury Road, Thrupp, Kidlington, OX5 1JU

Call us

Please call to reserve a table for lunch or dinner.

Contact us

Please email us with any questions you may have.


The Jolly Boatman is conveniently located on the main Banbury Road, approximately one mile outside the village of Kidlington. There is ample off road parking in our own car park.

If you are using a Satnav to find us, please use the postcode OX5 1JU. The full address is: – The Jolly Boatman, 216 Banbury Road, Thrupp, Kidlington.

If you are planning to visit us by boat, you will find our location in both the Pearson and Nicholson canal guides. We are directly on the canal, towpath side by bridge number 223.

There are three 48-hour visitor moorings located directly outside the pub, along with many 14-day and towpath moorings within a very short walk from us. Boater’s facilities including: – water, rubbish disposal and recycling, elsan disposal, pump out and toilets are located in Thrupp. This is about a 5-minute cruise from the pub. 

If you are struggling to find us or require further directions, please call us on 01865 377800 and a member of the team will be happy to help.