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Not just for posh punts

Not just for posh punts... they hire out rowing boats and canoes too. Great friendly team in an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
Such nice people and a traditional Oxford pastime

Two hours punting from Chertwell Boathouse, where I first punted 52 years ago. River has not... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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50 Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not just for posh punts... they hire out rowing boats and canoes too. Great friendly team in an idyllic setting. Half an hour downstream to university parks and the scenic boundaries of Marston or half an hour up stream to the Vicky Arms for refreshments...More

Thank DC10-AC30-FAC319
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Two hours punting from Chertwell Boathouse, where I first punted 52 years ago. River has not changed and excellent snacks available (to take on punt) if you haven't time for the great restaurant (next time). Trip down memory lane could have been ruined when I...More

1  Thank _ian_mcintyre8
Reviewed June 5, 2018

We rented a row boat and spent almost 2 hours on the Thames. What a gorgeous area! It was peaceful and scenic. Only criticism is the condition of the row boat and oars was not great - it was a little frustrating for my oarsman....More

Thank samsmom2006
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

We had to punt: my first time in Oxford in 30 years and my fiancées first time ever. It’s conferring weekend and a bank holiday too so “the other place” had queues a mile long, chaos to get out and back and generally an air...More

Thank PhilipinDublin
Reviewed May 26, 2018

After a confusing walk through the Oxford Park and past the Dragon School (check your directions to make your life easier!) we got to the Cherwell Boathouse. Being a weekday there were plenty of boats available and the nice man explained everything quite clearly for...More

Thank Lissel A
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Four of us had a great time trying to punt up and down the river. We were all over the place but it was funny and luckily no one fell in.If you’re in Oxford we recommend you give this a go. The area is very...More

Thank 4Welshies
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Punting on the river at Oxford has to be done if you have the time and tbis is as good as any of the other locations. However punting is a skill and it's rather difficult until you get the hang of it! Whilst not cheap...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

I came here with my friend, we hired a rowing boat as they are much easier to navigate than punts! It was around £18 an hour, which we thought was good value between the two of us. We had so much fun, didn't stop laughing,...More

1  Thank Bryony P
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Vibey yet intimate and not too many seats- perhaps 50. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Very nice setting, the food is not cheap but a stunning overall experience. I would recommend.

Thank Carol Ann F
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect way to spend a fine summer afternoon in Oxford. We always take visiting family to do this and we tend to just punt along to the Victoria Arms for a drink and then back again to the boathouse in time for...More

Thank Ponnusamy81
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