Welcome to
The Head of the River

Welcome to
The Head of the River

Welcome to
The Head of the River

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Situated besides Oxford’s scenic River Isis - The Head of the River matches its food, drink and accommodation to the beauty of its surroundings. Whether you join us for an hour in the garden or for a night in one of our rooms, we’re confident you’ll hate to say goodbye.



Overlooking the River Isis & Folly Bridge, We have 19 perfectly formed bedrooms, providing wonderful waterside accommodation and the best views in Oxford.


We offer a menu featuring refined pub classics crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients.


Join us for brunch, everyday from 10am. The perfect way to kick start your day. 

Private Events

Whatever the occasion, The Head of the River can cater for your needs. From business meetings to weddings and birthdays with our functions rooms we've got you covered.


Take a look around The Head of the River and see our beautiful pub before you visit.


See what's on the bar at The Head of the River. From modern craft beers to cask classics, our well stocked bar has you covered.

Work with us

Want to work with our great team at The Head of the River? Check out our current vacancies and apply today.

Pub Features

The Head of the River

  • Accessibility WC
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Step Free Access
  • Accommodation
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Families Welcome
  • Food served
  • Free Wifi
  • Historic pub
  • Dog Friendly

Hotel Features

The Head of the River

  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Cots available
  • Free Breakfast
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Opening Times

Opening Times

Food serving times
Day Opening Time Second opening Time Third opening Time
Monday 08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
Friday 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday 08:00 - 23:00
Sunday 08:00 - 22:00

Food Times

Day Opening Time Second opening Time Third opening Time
Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 21:00
Friday 08:00 - 22:00
Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Find us

Find Us

The Head of the River, Folly Bridge, St. Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4LB

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Green Tourism Bronze Award Winner

We're Green Tourism Bronze Awards winners. Green Tourism is an internationally recognised third party assessor whose awards are an indicator of excellent sustainability practice within the hospitality sector. Green Tourism assesses businesses across a range of sustainability goals – including community engagement, protecting local biodiversity and energy consumption.

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