The Trout Inn

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Coordinates: 51°46′48″N 1°17′58″W / 51.78000°N 1.29944°W / 51.78000; -1.29944

The Trout Inn

The Trout Inn (often simply referred to as The Trout) is a well-known historic public house in Lower Wolvercote north of Oxford, close to Godstow Bridge. It is directly on the River Thames and is especially popular on sunny days in the summer months when it is possible to imbibe outside by the river.

The Trout Inn is a Grade II Listed Building, being principally a 17th-century construction, with some 18th-century alterations and additions.[1] Godstow Bridge, to the south of the Trout Inn, consisting of two stone arches across the Thames, the north arch dating from medieval times, and the south rebuilt in 1892. This is also a Grade II Listed Building,[2] as is the wooden footbridge at the Trout Inn.[3]

The Trout Inn sign

The pub features in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited and in Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse series, which was written and filmed in and around Oxford. For example, it appears in the TV episode "The Wolvercote Tongue". In 2001 the Trout Inn was visited by US President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea, who was then a graduate student at University College.[4]

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  1. ^ Images of England #245451
  2. ^ Images of England #245454
  3. ^ Images of England #245452
  4. ^ Christopher Winn: I Never Knew That about the Thames (London: Ebury Press, 2010), p. 41.

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