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

Theo Travis Quartet

Sunday 1st March – Theo Travis Quartet
Theo is a powerful contemporary saxophonist and flautist, whose musical diversity ranges from jazz and blues to prog rock and ambient electronica. He has released several albums under his own name and has recently completed an extensive world tour with Steven Wilson. Expect an exciting evening of modern jazz as Theo is joined by John Paricelli (guitar), Dave Jones (bass) and Marc Parnell (drums).

Derek Nash

Sunday 8th March – Derek Nash
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. Completing the line up are Winston Blissett on bass, Darby Todd on drums and Simon Carter on keyboards.

Dan Redding

Sunday 15th March – Dan Redding
Dan is a Kingston based guitarist and composer who has often performed at Boaters with his original jazz funk project “Jazz Proof”. Dan takes his influences from some of the classic jazz guitarists such as Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery but is also equally at home in a more groove based setting. Completing the line up are Simon Carter on piano, Julian Berry on bass and drummer Chris Nickolls.

Simon Spillett Quartet

Sunday 22nd March – Simon Spillett Quartet
This is hard swing and bebop at its very best. Simon won the ‘Rising Star’ category of the BBC jazz awards in 2007 and is one of the most energetic and dynamic tenor saxophonists in Britain. Simon’s appearances at jazz clubs across the country have led to rave reviews and unconditional acclaim so it is a great pleasure to welcome him back to Boaters. He is joined by John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

Kieron Garrett Qt with Dave O’Higgins

Sunday 29th – Kieron Garrett Qt with Dave O’Higgins
Kieron is a pianist and composer who has recently recorded his debut album of original music entitled “It’s Time”, featuring one of the UK’s finest saxophonists Dave O’Higgins. Kieron’s playing has been compared to that of Chick Corea, so expect to hear a selection of original fusion compositions and some classics from the likes of Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and, of course, Chick Corea. Joining Kieron and Dave are Mike Pratt on bass, and drummer Pete Cumber.

Live Sport

30th May

English FA Cup - Arsenal vs Aston Villa
@ 4:30pm

6th June

UEFA Champions League - Juventus vs Barcelona
@ 6:45pm

14th June

UEFA Champions League - Juventus vs Barcelona
@ 6:45pm


Get in touch

Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road,
Kingston upon Thames,

t: 0208 541 4672

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