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The Trout

195 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PN +44 1865364031

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Good friendly service from meet and greet to cheary farewell. Food excellent view and atmosphere great. Overall a great lunch.

Peter Ryder 16 May 2017
from Oxgord

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Set on the bank of the River Thames, against the picturesque backdrop of Wolvercote, The Trout is an historic building which traces its roots to the 17th century. Now offering al fresco dining and serving modern British cuisine, this cosy, country pub and the riverbank it sits on have provided inspiration for literary gems such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Trout restaurant menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest seasonal ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include Mediterranean mezze, seared chicken breast with sweet potato rosti & buttered British beans, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Trout bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Trout in Oxford is a 10-minute drive from Oxford Railway Station.

The Trout

195 Godstow Road, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8PN

Contact +44 1865510930
Reservations +44 1865364031

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Customer reviews for The Trout

3.6 ((()* (based on 83 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (50)
  • dinner (41)
  • views (38)
  • al fresco (29)
  • romantic (21)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • large parties (12)
  • trendy (12)
  • private dining (11)
  • child friendly (9)
  • value (9)
  • business (8)
  • luxury (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((* 22 May 2017 by Barbara Cass from Gosport

    Fantastic food and service -lovely setting

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by Peter Ryder from Oxgord

    Good friendly service from meet and greet to cheary farewell. Food excellent view and atmosphere great. Overall a great lunch.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Jane Sheikh from Nuneaton

    I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to The Trout. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food and wine were excellent and the location is stunning.

  • ((((* 10 May 2017 by Linda Cowling from Oxford


  • (**** 8 May 2017 by Barbara Wren from London

    Poor service - main course brought too early and then too late and after long delay food wascold and not great quality - very noisy

  • ((*** 17 April 2017 by David Slingo from Oxford

    Average food, over priced e.g. thin piece of rib eye luke warm & poor value. Service slow & inattententive.

  • ((((* 17 April 2017 by Sandra from Oxford

    Great location

  • ((((( 5 April 2017 by David Ryman from Oxford

    Waitress was cheerful professional chatty and funny

  • ((((* 22 March 2017 by John Whitty from Oxford

    vegetarian choice was poor but others looked good

  • ((((( 21 March 2017 by Huw Jenkins from Pembrokeshire

    Same as usual.
    Excellent food, prompt and courteous staff.
    The setting by the river is beautiful despite yesterday's heavy rain,even the peacock seemed fed up with the weather!

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