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Ever-popular waterside inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The Trout was already ancient when Lewis Carroll, and later CS Lewis took inspiration here; centuries before it had been a hospice for Godstow Nunnery, on the opposite bank of the Thames. It featured in several episodes of Inspector Morse, and has long been a favourite with Oxford undergraduates. Its leaded windows, great oak beams, flagged floors and glowing fireplaces make it arguably the area's most atmospheric inn. On a summer day bag a table on the terrace by the fast flowing water to enjoy a pint and something from the menu that pleases everyone – stone-baked pizzas and beer-battered line-caught cod and twice cooked chunky chips are possibilities.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A40 at Wolvercote roundabout (north of Oxford) follow signs for Wolvercote, through village to pub.

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