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

Alex Garnett

Sunday 1st February – Alex Garnett

Quite simply put, Alex is one of the most swinging saxophone players you will hear in the United Kingdom. Fluent on tenor or alto, his style is firmly rooted in the bebop and post bop eras of the 50’s and 60’s, and he is regularly to be found at Ronnie Scott’s hosting the late night jam sessions. Joining him tonight are Simon Carter on piano, Simon Thorpe on double bass and drummer Steve Brown.

Mornington Lockett

Sunday 8th February – Mornington Lockett

Mornington is undoubtedly one of the finest tenor saxophonists this country has to offer and one of the most popular visitors to Boaters, having appeared here more times than any other guest since the gig began in 1990. Over the years he has been a member of Ronnie Scott’s band, the Jim Mullen Quartet, and more recently “Celebrating the Jazz Couriers”. The line up is completed by Laurence Cottle on bass, drummer Ian Thomas and pianist Simon Carter.

Kelvin Christiane Quartet

Sunday 15th February – Kelvin Christiane Quartet

Kelvin is a saxophonist who has been leading his own bands for over twenty years with a prolific list of solo recordings to his name. His latest album is entitled “The Arrival” and features Kelvin on baritone sax in tribute to Gerry Mulligan. He played and wrote for the World Jazz Ensemble and is also the long-standing host of The Richmond and Twickenham Jazz Club. Joining him tonight are Alex Hutton (piano), Richard Sadler (bass) and Noel Joyce (drums).

Graham Dee

Sunday 22nd February – Graham Dee

Graham has quickly become a firm favourite at Boaters. He is considered to be one of the country’s finest soul and jazz singers, and is also a member of the Climax Blues Band, with whom he has toured throughout the UK and Europe. He is a very well respected vocal coach and has taught at BIMM London and the Leeds College of Music. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see Graham perform with Simon Carter (piano), Phil Mulford (bass) and drummer Geoff Dunn.


Get in touch

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road,
Kingston upon Thames,

t: 0208 541 4672

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