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 - 15:00 / 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 21:00

Our Menus

Jim Mullen

Sunday 4th October

A Boaters favourite, Jim is a veritable legend on the British jazz circuit. He is a sublime guitarist of international renown who made his name on the jazz funk scene of the 1970’s and 80’s, playing with the Average White Band and co-leading the famous Morrisey Mullen Band. He has also played with some of the most famous names in jazz such as Jimmy Witherspoon, Mose Allison and Georgie Fame. Jim is joined by Simon Carter on piano, Laurence Cottle on bass and Dave Ohm on drums.

Derek Nash

Sunday 11th October

Derek is one of the most popular saxophonists in Britain. He is the leader of the award winning group Sax Appeal, and is also a member of Jools Holland’s Band with whom he has toured all over the country and made countless TV appearances. Derek has often played at Boaters with the explosive “Protect The Beat” and so any evening with him is guaranteed to be a funky affair. Completing the line up are Winston Blissett on bass, Frank Tontoh on drums and Simon Carter on keyboards.

Jacqui Hicks

Sunday 18th October

One of the country’s finest jazz and soul vocalists, Jacqui is known for her work with Shakatak, Matt Bianco and a long standing association with pianist John Critchinson, which has produced two albums, including the most recent “A Child Is Born”. A new album, featuring this traditional Boaters line up seen tonight, is due soon. Expect to hear a great selection of jazz standards and classic soul songs by the likes of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. Joining Jacqui are Simon Carter on piano, Phil Mulford on bass and drummer Frosty Beedle.

Nigel Price Quartet

Sunday 25th October

Nigel is an award-winning guitarist who is regularly seen hosting the late night jam sessions at Ronnie Scott’s, and has appeared at virtually every regional jazz club throughout the UK He attracts huge acclaim wherever he plays and is rightly considered to be one of the finest exponents of his instrument in recent years. He is steeped in the history of bebop, Blue Note grooves and soulful artistry, and is joined tonight by Sammy Mayne on saxophone, Dario Di Lecce on double bass and drummer Steve Brown.


Menus & Packs

Get in touch

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road,
Kingston upon Thames,

t: 0208 541 4672

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