The Punter, Oxford

The Punter, Osney Island, Oxford
7 South Street, Osney Island

About The Punter, Oxford

The Punter is a quirky gastropub situated on the banks of the Isis, on Osney Island in Oxford.

Originally the Waterman when it opened in 1871, this pub has undergone a thorough overhaul recently, including a change of name, and is now much more food-orientated.

The pub relaunched in July 2020 with a completely vegetarian and vegan menu. Expect Sweet Potato & Katsu Burgers, Indian Butternut Squash Curry, Vietnamese Charlotte Potato and Chickpea Stew, Italian Ragu Bolognaise with Tagliatelle & Parmesan.

It’s located on Osney Island, a small area of streets surrounded by branches of the Thames, and the pub attracts a good local drinking crowd from the Island and from boaters mooring up on the river outside. And the Thames path goes past the front door, too.

Opening hours

The Bar

Monday to Sunday from noon to 11.00pm.

The Kitchen

Open as normal 7 days a week as follows:

Monday to Friday from noon to 2.30pm and 5.00pm to 8.00pm
Saturday & Sunday from noon to 8.00pm

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