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 - 22:00
Saturday12:00 - 22:00
Sunday12:00 - 21:30

Our Menus

Adam Goldsmith Band

Sunday 14th September – A guitarist of immense versatility, Adam is one of the country’s premier session musicians. You may well have seen him performing in the house band of “The Voice”, but this just scratches the surface of a CV that includes Gloria Estefan, Elton John, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and other TV shows such as Popstar to Operastar and Strictly Come Dancing. Expect to hear a selection of contemporary tunes by the likes of Larry Carlton, John Schofield, Michael Brecker and Steely Dan. Adam’s band features Simon Allen on sax, Steve Pearce on bass, Simon Carter on keys and Jeremy Stacey on drums.

Mike Outram

Sunday 21st September – Mike is regarded as one of the UK’s foremost guitarists, having played with the likes of Herbie Mann, Tim Garland, Stan Sulzman and Gwyneth Herbert. He has led several of his own original and hugely diverse bands, and is also Professor of Guitar at some of the UK’s most prominent music colleges, such as Trinity, The Royal Academy and The Tech Music School. Joining Mike are Laurence Cottle on bass, drummer Ian Thomas and pianist Simon Carter.

Dave O’Higgins

Sunday 28th September – This ever-popular tenor saxophonist returns to Boaters for a set of modern jazz and contemporary standards. One of this country’s finest soloists, Dave is a two-time recipient of the British Jazz Award for tenor sax. He has played all over the world as a leader of his own bands and has recently been touring with Dave Brubeck’s three sons Darius, Chris and Dan, as they celebrate the music of the legendary pianist. Tonight, he is joined by Simon Carter (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and drummer Clark Tracey.


We are finalising our Christmas plans, menus and times of opening. Please check back soon and we will have all our plans in place, alternately please get in touch.

Christmas & New Years opening times

Christmas EveTBC
Christmas DayTBC
Boxing DayTBC
New Years EveTBC
New Years DayTBC

Get in touch

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road,
Kingston upon Thames,

t: 0208 541 4672

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