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Published September 16th 2012
A family friendly tearoom by the Canal
Annie's Tea Room Thrupp
Annie's Tea Room

Annie's Tea Room can be reached by foot, car, canal boat or canoe. It's located in the hamlet of Thrupp about 10 miles north of Oxford. The tea room has been rennovated from part of the original British Waterways Yard, just next to an unusal lift bridge.

Annie's Tea Room Thrupp
Cross the bridge to Annie's Tea Room

After a meander along the canal admiring all the lovely boats or a nature walk through the countryside, you can be sure of a lovely cup of tea and tasty cake at Annie's Tea Room.

Canal Boats Thrupp
Canal Boats Thrupp

The food served is homemade and in the case of the sandwiches made to order. With thick crusty bread from a local bakery you can be sure it's going to be fresh and tasty. Prices start from just under 4 so good value for money too. I highly recommend the scones which are baked fresh each day by the owner. There's seating inside but it's lovely to sit on the picnic tables outside or relax by the water next to the knitted mug and cake. Peruse the walls inside and you'll see exhibits from local artists.

Annie's Tea Room Thrupp
Relax by the canal

Annie's Tea Room is more than just a great place to rest your weary feet midway on a walk. There are lots of activities on offer, making this a family friendly place to visit. Young children will enjoy searching and counting ladybird stickers and for older children there's a nature trail or treasure hunt to follow. Just ask inside the tea room for details and collect your clue sheets. There's even beginner pilates classes here on a Monday and Thursday evening.

Annie's Tea Room Thrupp
How many ladybirds can you find?

After a cream tea or light lunch, why not get a different perspective of the canal by hiring a canoe or kayak? This is the base for Thrupp Canoe and Kayak Hire Centre. You can enjoy a whole day out or just splash around for an hour. This is a fun activity for both adults and kids.

Canoe and Kayak thrupp
Enjoy the canal from the water
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Why? Stop mid-walk for a homemade cream tea
When: 10am to 5pm
Phone: 07425 621742
Where: Canal Yard, Canal Road, Thrupp, near Kidlington, OX5 1JZ
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