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

Tim Whitehead

Sunday 9th November – Tim Whitehead

One of the major voices in British jazz, both as a saxophonist and a composer, Tim has appeared in such groups as “Looses Tubes” and Ian Carr’s “Nucleus”, as well as leading several different projects under his own name. His style can encompass all aspects of modern jazz and his eclectic collaborations have seen him work with some of the UK’s major artists and poets. Tonight, he is joined by Simon Carter on piano, bassist Patrick Bettison and drummer Nic France.

Nicolas Meier Group

Sunday 16th November – Nicolas Meier Group

In just a few short years UK based Swiss guitarist Nicolas has carved out a reputation as one of the country’s most original guitarists. He is a guitarist of phenomenal technique who is also fluent on the rarely heard glissentar, and his eclectic influences are drawn from jazz, latin, flamenco and Eastern music. He is also a member of Jeff Beck’s live band. The group is made up of Spanish percussionist Demi Garcia, Kevin Glasgow on bass and Laurence Lowe on drums.

Patrick Bettison

Sunday 23rd November – Patrick Bettison

You may well be familiar with Patrick’s stylish bass playing, but tonight sees him take on the role of soloist and leader as he plays chromatic harmonica. He has been called upon by the likes of Pino Palladino and Tim Garland to play on their albums, and has also recorded all of Stevie Wonder’s harmonica parts for the stage show, Songs In The key Of Stevie. He is joined by Simon Carter (piano), Laurence Cottle (bass) and Nic France (drums).

Annabel Williams

Sunday 30th November – Annabel Williams

Annabel is a vocalist of tremendous versatility and virtuosity, who has attracted nationwide acclaim for her electrifying performances. Jamie Cullum has described her as “The best live female jazz singer I’ve heard in a long time”. She has also provided backing vocals for a huge variety of artists, including Al Jarreau, CeeLo Green and Rumer, and tonight she appears with Simon Carter on piano, Phil Mulford on bass and drummer Jack Pollitt.


Here at The Boaters Inn we like to offer you an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – and at Christmas we think it’s even more important to make sure you relax and enjoy the festive season in style!

Whether you are looking for a three course feast accompanied by a selection of the finest wines, or if you just want a few festive tipples, then you need look no further.

Our Chefs have created our fabulous Christmas menus using fresh seasonal produce. Our booking team is here to take the pressure off the party planning. All you have to do is concentrate on hosting the perfect party! Our three course festive party menu is available during mid November and December for pre-booked parties of between 2 and 30 people.

Book your table for a hassle-free Christmas lunch. Limited space available.

New Years Eve

Come and join us for our New Year`s Eve Party, with great food and drinks, entertainment and of course plenty of Champagne to celebrate 2015.

Drinkers welcome. (Tables available from 7.30pm – 8.30pm)


Christmas & New Years opening times

Christmas EveBar 11:00 - 21:00 / Kitchen 12:00 - 18:00
Christmas DayBar 11:00 - 19:00 / Kitchen 12:00 - 16:00
Boxing DayBar 11:00 - 21:00 / Kitchen 12:00 - 16:00
New Years EveBar 11:00 - 01:00 / Kitchen 12:00 - 16:00 & 19.30 - 20.30
New Years DayBar 12:00 - 21:00 / Kitchen 12:00 - 19:00

Get in touch

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road,
Kingston upon Thames,

t: 0208 541 4672

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