Cherwell Boathouse


Type:Boat Hire

Bardwell Road, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX2 6ST

Tel: 01865 515978

Cherwell Boathouse


The Cherwell Boathouse is an iconic  restaurant and  punt station close to the centre Oxford. Established in 1904 and  it has been  a family run for over 50 years as a working Boathouse and restaurant with over 80 handmade punts in the water.

Punting  can be the perfect  occasion  for families ,  groups  , romantic couples , it  is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially Oxford, idyllic pleasure: sailing leisurely upstream or down river, trailing fingers in the silky water, admiring the wildlife, picnicking on a river bank, dropping in at the Vicky Arms or drifting downstream past the University parks . The punting season is mid March to mid October open ten am till dusk.

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  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Establishment Features

  • Dogs welcome
  • Open New Year - Restaurant only

Languages spoken

  • French spoken

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking - small car park
  • On site parking close by - Free parking Bardwell & Chadlington roads

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa


Map & Directions

Road Directions

 Cherwell Boathouse is at bottom of Bardwell road , next to Dragon school playing fields .

Bardwell road  is off Banbury  - half way between the town centre and Summertown .

Public Transport Directions

5 minute walk from Banbury road bus stop @ Bardwell road-  between town and Summertown  .

20 minutes walk through University parks from town centre .


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

Mid March - Mid October (15 Mar 2024 - 18 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00
Bank Holiday10:00

* Punting opens at 10 am each day until dusk

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