Food and service are brilliant! If you sit outside on the canal bank you get great views while you're eating!
The pub is sandwiched between the main road and the old canal with a small car park in front, and a large one off to the side.
When you enter the pub there is a small comfortable drinking area with a sofa and a fire. I was here for lunch with a couple of friends, so we went into a nicely done extension which is the main dining area. There is a breakfast menu, which finishes at 12:00, but we were sampling from the lunch time menu. I had faggots with mashed potatoes, and my companions both had fish and chips. The food was pretty good, well worth re-visiting next time I'm in the area.
This is the ultimate place for a brief sortie out of the city centre, or if you want to study in a quite place where you can have a coffee, tea or beer and have access to a free wireless broadband connection (if you bring your own wi-fi -compatible laptop). Parking is always available, and it is an easy and short bus ride from Oxford to Killington straight up Banbury Road.
This is a really special place with especially friendly service and extremely reasonable prices. The food is wonderful! It is very cozy inside. In the warm weather the outdoor tables are lovely. You can take a short stroll along the canals or watch the narrow boats and the occasional duck float by while tucking in to some excellent food. Very peaceful and relaxing! It's the closest thing to a refreshing trip abroad, but enables you to return to work or study a short while later - feeling content, happy and rejuvenated. This is a very family friendly venue, with a kids menu and no smoking allowed inside. The hamburgers are superb and the portions generous. The fish entrées are also superb. Kids meals include a drink and nice ice cream desert treat. This place has absolutely no room for improvement!
Have visited here on several occasions just calling by to have a quick meal. The food is very good and the staff are friendly. The pub does tend to get busy especially at weekends, however, in the summer it is worth it to sit and enjoy your meal alongside the canal.
Reasonable standard of food, but waiting staff are poorly trained / inexperienced - although cheerful enough.
They probably rely on passing trade rather than any regulars - the other pub in Thrupp has a much better atmosphere.
The landlord seems a very strange character to put it mildly - far from the jolly boatman / mine host.
Two stars overall.
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