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A little about The Trout Inn

The Trout Inn is an endearing 17th century pub that provides a stylish yet comfortable setting in which to escape the demands that come hand in hand with everyday life.

Situated on the idyllic banks of the River Thames, The Trout Inn offers a moment of tranquillity during a busy day, especially if the sun is shining.

With a lovely side terrace that looks onto the river, our garden space also has patio heaters that are ideal for keeping you warm, cosy and content on cold days or chilly summer evenings by the river. Extensive seating and a charming bridge joining the terrace to a private garden also add to the pub’s aesthetic outdoor appeal.

Our delicious menus of seasonal dishes feature a wide range of light bites, classic dishes, sharing platters and children’s meals that have been designed to meet all of your requirements.

Lovingly developed by our supremely talented chefs, our extensive menu offers something for everyone – from sharing platters and light lunchtime bites through to classic main dishes and hand made burgers, as well as pastas and pizzas.

Perfect for hosting an important business event or special occasion, we also have a private dining service within your own cordoned off area of the pub.

The Trout Inn is family and dog friendly, meaning the whole family can enjoy a refreshing break by the river on a sunny day.

And did we mention that we’ve also featured in several Inspector Morse episodes?

A little about The Trout Inn
Relax at The Trout Inn

Perfect for any occasion

Whether you’re catching up with friends or looking for a spot to enjoy a refreshing drink in the sunshine, The Trout Inn will allow you to dine, drink and mingle in style, no matter what the occasion.


Situated in Lower Wolvercote, North of Oxford and close to Godstow Bridge, The Trout Inn is an attractive riverside pub that can be reached on foot or by car.

An hour’s walk across Port Meadow or only a 10-minute drive from the centre of Oxford, The Trout Inn is an extremely popular pub all year round, but especially during the summer months. Plenty of car parking spaces are also available for those travelling by car.

Open Monday – Sunday, from 11am to 11pm, we offer a whole host of special events, menus and offers every day of the week.

Join us and enjoy our magnificent interiors and a fabulous outdoor dining space that’s perfect for alfresco dining.

Keeping Busy in Wolvercote

Popular with walkers who enjoy nothing more than a leisurely stroll alongside the riverside, The Trout Inn provides the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day or a warm coffee by a cosy fire during the winter months.

With its distinct village feel, Lower Wolvercote’s riverside location is one of the area’s biggest draws. Popular amongst campers, walkers, and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, the village of Wolvercote is also close to the picturesque thatched village of Wytham.

Other popular attractions close to Wolvercote include Blenheim Palace, the Museum of Oxford University Press, and the Oxford Festival of the Arts - a two-week celebration of culture and several arts venues dotted in and around Oxford.

A little about The Trout Inn