We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats

Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats

We are a small friendly run Narrow Boat Hire Business situated on the Oxford Canal just below Banbury at bridge 177.

We have two 62' narrow boats, equipped to a particularly high standard that sleep a max of 6 persons.  Boats are available weekly, Sat to Sat.  Occasional short break or day hire depending on vacancies.

We also operate a DAY BOAT that can accommodate up to 6 people self drive or up to 11 if you have a skipper.  It's a great day out on the Oxford Canal. 

From The Old Barn you can cruise either North or South to Oxford and on to the River Thames.  Either way you will enjoy one of the most scenic canals in England.


  • Water point(s)

  • Pump-out

  • Wi-Fi / internet connection

  • Car park

  • Gas sales

  • Professional boat repairs & servicing

  • Boat valet service

  • Towpath

  • Water point(s)

  • Pump-out

  • Motored boats for hire (daytime)

  • Canal boat holidays (self-drive)

  • Boat trips - public

  • Boat trips - charter

  • Boat trips - education / community


The Old Barn

Twyford Road
Twyford Wharf
OX17 3JN

Disability Access Information

To reach the boats there are no steps or barriers.
  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately