St John's Barge
We are delighted to be the home of the St John's Barge. Moored on the River Thames which runs along the back of the hotel it ensures the barge's security as well as offering a unique venue for weddings and other functions.
Built in 1891, St. John’s Barge is one of the very few survivors of the many traditional College barges which, for more than a century, lined the Thames at Oxford. Originally used as the bases for College rowing clubs, each had its own character and architectural style, and together they formed a splendid spectacle, particularly during Summer Eights week when, with flags flying and crowded with visitors, they were ablaze with colour and activity.
To find out more visit www.stjohnsbarge.org.uk