Cotswold Boat Hire

Boat Hire · Private and Visitor Moorings

NOW BOOKING FOR 2024  SEASON ・ Departing from Buscot Mill

We have been trading for over 32 years on this section of the river Thames.

We now operate from Brandy Island at Buscot Lock, just near Lechlade, where you can hire everything from small electric powered open boats for a couple of hours, half day and all day cruisers, up to weekend and holiday boats for up to 4 adults.

ALL our boats require that you book in advance.

You can book online. If very short notice you can also ring to book on 0794 7993784.

Our hire season is 1st April to 30th October each year.

The main site menu above has links to our holiday and weekend boats including more details, photographs prices and layouts.

Details and many photographs of all our small boats and day cruisers are also shown.

All our boats need to be booked in advance and most of them can be BOOKED ONLINE by using the orange Price and Book tab.

You can still ring or email to ask questions or check any details.
For very last minute bookings please text our mobile 0794 7993784.

Where can you go?

We are located at the head of The Thames, so you can hire a boat to cruise the local upper reaches in the Scenic Cotswold and The Thames valley through Southern Oxfordshire, including the historic city of Oxford and the market town of Abindgdon.

Alternatively, for longer hires, cruise the full length of the non-tidal River Thames.

For more Thames information see

The World Famous Trout Inn at Lechlade

The Trout Inn has a riverside garden from where the boats can pull in and in the summer a large marquee is available for shelter.

This, along with the Creel Bar, which is a garden bar separate from the main building, can be booked for your wedding, party or business function.

During the winter months there is a roaring log fire in the main bar, which has ancient wooden beams and some stone floors.

Not a fast food or gastro pub, just a family run country inn with a good range of real ales, ciders wines and spirits, all kept in a fine condition and run with panache by Penny and her wonderful team.


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BOOK ONLINE or BY PHONE 01793 354079 / 0794 7993784


01793 354079


07947 993784


8:00am – 8:00pm


01793 354079


07947 993784


8:00am – 8:00pm