Food and drink
Modern British (fish and chips) meets the Mediterranean influences (Greek mezze, box-baked camembert and stuffed peppers' antipasti). The Trout’s “sharing” pizza un Metro is fun and good value for two people at £15.95.
Wines are displayed in an enthusiastic manner at the bar. “Sparkling Thursday" is a nice boost to the end of the week, with a 25 per cent discount on proseccos and house champagne. Sunday is dedicated to the great British roast (two courses from £12.95) and is accompanied by all the Sunday papers strewn around the pub.
The flagstones, low beams, log fires and skilled carpentry of the bar say it all. This is a place to soak up period atmosphere in 21st-first century comfort. Personally I prefer it half empty. The dining room is more up to date with fewer nooks and no crannies to speak of.
Service can be slow at peak times but remains amiable.
From the Wolvercote roundabout Godstow Road runs southwest through the village of Wolvercote and twice crosses the bifurcated Thames. Just before the second bridge sits the Trout in an area that is suddenly countryside in all directions. For those walking up the Thames from Binsey, it’s just after the lock and immediately opposite the ruins of Godstow Abbey.
Allow £15 for a main course and another £5 for pudding.
Tables to book
In the summer sit outside. In the winter monopolise a log fire if you can.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Travellers with pets
- No fuss
- Chilling out
- Nature / wildlife