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The Ferryman Inn at Bablock Hythe

The Ferryman Inn, Oxfordshire is located on the banks of the River Thames about 10 miles from Oxford on the Thames Path making this a beautiful location to relax, drink, eat and sleep.

Steeped in history, The Ferryman Inn is one of the oldest ferry crossing points and made famous by the Matthew Arnold poem “The Scholar Gypsy”

“…….For most, I know, thou lov’st retired ground!
Thee at the ferry Oxford riders blithe,
Returning home on summer-nights, have met
Crossing the stripling Thames at Bab-lock-hithe……..”

Matthew Arnold ( 1822-1888)

The Ferryman has lots to offer whether you are looking for somewhere to stay, somewhere to dine or just relax with a pint! 

  • 6 Ensuite bedrooms
  • The Fishermans Bar
  • The River Lounge Bar
  • 40 seater restaurant
  • Large function room
  • Extensive riverside terrace and lawn area
  • Slipway for boats up to 25 foot in length
  • Large car park
  • 2 miles of Fishing
The ferryOpening Hours:
Summer 12 noon until 11.00pm
Food 12 until 2.30pm, 4.30pm until 9.00pm
Winter 12 noon until 4.00pm & 6.30pm until 11.00pm
Food 12 until 2.30pm, 7.00pm until 9.00pm