Gusbourne and Cherwell Boathouse have a relationship dating back to 2011.

The restaurant was started in an authentic Victorian working Boathouse alongside the punt station (established in 1904) on the banks of the river Cherwell by Anthony Verdin, a local entrepreneur and connoisseur of fine food and wine.

It is still family owned and run today by John Verdin, Anthony’s eldest son, and his team of young, friendly waiting staff who enjoy delivering a professional service.


The Cherwell Boathouse offers an idyllic setting to relax and enjoy lunch and a glass of Gusbourne Rosé or Brut Reserve overlooking the river.

Take the opportunity to experience the quintessential Oxford experience of punting on the river Cherwell, too - with over 80 punts available, leisurely sail upstream or down river, trailing fingers in the silky water, admiring the wildlife, picnicking on a river bank, dropping in at the Vicky Arms or drifting downstream past the University.

Cherwell Boathouse
Bardwell Road
Oxford OX2 6ST