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Waterside dog walk and dog-friendly cafe on the Thames, Oxfordshire

Some pub opening times and dog rules are still changing. Please check your chosen pub is able to welcome you before making plans.


Popular dog-friendly riverside cafe on the Thames that's just perfect for people-watching and an enjoyable meal or snack.  And a dog walk of course.


Limited parking in small car park by the boat-hire business. Disabled spaces near the entrance. Extra parking in the lay-by close to the cafe.

The Waterfront Cafe Bar Bistro

01491 833732
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Pub or Cafe Address

on the A4074, Benson, OX10 6SJ


8am until 8pm with seasonal variations. 5pm close on Mondays.

For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website

Menu Style

Starts with a breakfast menu, and moves through the day with light hot meals and salads, and an impressive selection of home-made cakes, to bistro evenings.

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Dogs welcome on the terrace and the veranda (not the main restaurant)

Disabled Access




Turn right onto the Thames path, this runs next to the river as far as the bridge at Shillingford. Once you've got past the slipway and a line of motor-cruisers the path becomes more rural and doggie-delightful.

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Edited: 15th February 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.