Discover our Island Retreat
Step over Abingdon Bridge and join our little piece of paradise on our very own island in the middle of the River Thames.
Surrounded by rushes and willows, our peaceful haven offers the perfect setting to relax with family and friends while watching the world drift by.
Enjoy the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients in our restaurant, riverside gardens or comfy pub.
Perfectly placed for travellers, locals and tourists alike our beautiful riverside gardens offer a breath of fresh air. It’s the ultimate spot to spend a summer’s afternoon sipping and soaking up the sun, with our welcoming garden bar staff on hand to take your order or top up your favourite tipple.
We offer a wonderfully warm welcome over the winter months too, cosy up inside our comfortable restaurant and bar with a host of hearty seasonal dishes to enjoy.
Whatever the weather, our superb food and friendly service make our island THE destination to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends.
We’re just around the corner from Abingdon Town Square, which is served by several different bus routes from Oxford, Didcot, Wallingford and beyond. If travelling by train simply alight at Oxford or Didcot stations and hop on a bus to Abingdon
While we don’t have a public car park on the Island there is ample parking in Abingdon. The closest public car park to us is Rye Farm Car Park located at the end of the bridge on which we’re situated and less than a minute’s walk to The Nag’s Head. Additionally the first two hours of parking there are free.
Due to COVID-19 and trying our best to keep our guests safe, mooring is currently not in use.
There is public mooring along the banks of the Thames, where you’ll be able to share our great riverside views and be only a short walk to The Nag’s Head. These moorings have a 3 night maximum stay imposed by Abingdon Council. We do have a private mooring on the island for guest use but unfortunately, these cannot be used for overnight stays.
We used to have bike racks, but due to making a few changes post lock-down in order to keep our guests safe, we have temporarily removed the bike racks & replaced with outdoor toilets. Whilst we certainly want to welcome as many cyclists as we can, it’s not fair on our other guests to have lots of bicycles cluttering in the garden. If you are cycling, we recommend locking your bike further down the road, near the car park with a padded lock. Thank you for your understanding and we’re terribly sorry for any inconvenience!
All areas of our premise are fitted for disabled access. The Main Bar and Bar Lounge areas can be entered via either of the front doors as they are at street level. To access the Beer Garden, and restaurant proceeds down the driveway ramp to the garden, there is then a path that wraps around the back of the building with a ramp leading to both the outdoor decking and indoor restaurant. Should you need any help just ask one of our friendly staff!