The Boaters Inn

Kingston upon Thames

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5AU

t: 0208 541 4672 e:

About The Boaters Inn

The Boaters Inn is situated on the Thames in the beautiful Canbury Gardens, just a ten minute walk from central Kingston. We feature a riverside beer garden that also backs directly onto the park and a quiet sunset balcony. The interior is a mix of classic and contemporary with a 65 seat riverside raised dining area opposite the bar and a smaller dining space by the back garden.

We’ve always been known for serving interesting ales and as such we are CAMRA certified and have an ever-changing selection of real ale from local and national microbreweries; all interesting and sometimes obscure. We’re also a local hub for food and have a seasonally changing menu for lunch and dinner, a comprehensive bar snacks menu as well as a full Sunday roast offering. During the summer we also offer a full BBQ menu from the garden kitchen.

The Boaters Inn is a very family friendly establishment and offer games, colouring books, crayons and a children’s menu for the little ones. As well, we are a dog friendly business so please feel free to bring the pets along for a bowl of water. We are home the longest running weekly free music night in London. Jazz at The Boaters happens at 8pm every Sunday night. See our ‘What’s On’ page for details


Serving seasonal food using only the best locally sourced ingredients we are constantly tweaking the menus to ensure they are as up to date, and as fresh as possible. We offer a full A La Carte menu for lunch and dinner, a tasty mix of hot and cold dishes for individuals or large groups and superb Sunday roast.

We cater for large and small dinner groups with options for canapés, buffet and a summer hog roast if you’re so inclined. Give us enough time and we are more than happy to cater a menu to your dietary needs or simply to satisfy your celebratory cravings.


With a real focus on local and micro breweries we offer up some of the most interesting cask conditioned ale you’ll find in Kingston as well as a wide offering of lager’s and bottles from some of the best brewers in London. We also understand that not everyone is up for a pint so we offer a wide range of spirits and an exciting wine list to comb through.

Kitchen opening times

Monday - Friday12:00 - 16:00 / 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday12:00 - 21:30
Sunday12:00 - 21:00

Our Menus

Christian Brewer / Jim Mullen Qt

Sunday 11th January – Christian Brewer / Jim Mullen Qt

Christian is an alto saxophonist with strong roots in the school of Cannonball Adderley and Charlie Parker. He has also brought a strong sense of groove and modern harmony into his style, to create a fresh and exciting sound. Tonight’s gig is a collaboration with the legendary British jazz guitarist Jim Mullen, a prolific bandleader in his own right and sideman to the likes of Mose Allison and Gene Harris. The line up is completed by Pete Whittaker on organ and Jon Scott on drums.

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra

Sunday 18th January – Redtenbacher’s Funkestra

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra is a 6 piece high-energy band led by Austrian born bassist and writer Stefan Redtenbacher. They play their own blend of original funk, soul and jazz – imagine something like the infectious JB grooves with plenty of fiery jazz blowing on top! Their main goal is to make their audience feel good and they have even been known to entice people to dance! The band has released 7 albums to date, which feature a variety of international guests including Fred Wesley and Lenny Pickett. Completing the line up are Rob Fowler (sax), Sid Gauld (trumpet), Eran Kendler (guitar), Mike Sturgis (drums) and Simon Carter (keys).

Jim Hunt

Sunday 25th January – Jim Hunt

Jim is one of the most complete saxophonists in today’s music industry. A former young jazz musician of the year, he is also hugely in demand for his horn section work which has seen him tour all over the world with the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Brand New Heavies and Primal Scream. He is joined tonight by pianist Simon Carter, bassist Steve Pearce and drummer Ian Thomas for a night of Blue Note and retro groove inspired jazz.


Get in touch

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road,
Kingston upon Thames,

t: 0208 541 4672

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