The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race 2024

Saturday 30th March 2024

The Women’s 78th Boat Race 14:46
The Men’s 169th Boat Race 15:46

Join us this March as all time rivals Oxford and Cambridge go head-to-head once again in The Boat Race – but who will claim the bragging rights in 2024?

As the banks of the river Thames will be lined with thousands to watch the universities battle for supremacy on the water, where will you be watching?  We have compiled our top pubs along the route, serving only the very best food, drink and atmosphere!

Pubs along the Boat Race route

From the race’s starting point in Putney, to further along the Thames in Barnes and Hammersmith, the banks of the River Thames is lined with fantastic pubs to enjoy the race from.  For those who need a little help deciding, we’ve compiled a list of the best pubs at each point along the route.


Boat Race Day events not to be missed…

West London’s best spot for the Boat Race, Old Ship, Hammersmith

Whether you’re batting for Oxford or Cambridge, grab your take-away drinks and let the good times roll as we cheer on both teams and have the best atmosphere in all of London with live music cranking up the energy, we are officially the hottest spot on the river this Boat Race. Row your way to us and may the best team (hopefully your team!) take home the victory.

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Boat Race At The Coat and Badge

The Cambridge vs Oxford boat race is back! Join us with your crew for all the live rowing action on our many TV’s and sink your teeth into our yummy food from our Burger Shack. With extra bars outside in our beer garden, live music and a DJ, this promises to be the best party in Putney! We have beers, ciders, cocktails, spirits…whatever floats your boat!

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Boat Race at The Spotted Horse

On the 30th of March, Putney high street will be full of people getting ready to catch the boats leaving, and The Spotted Horse are ready to keep the party going. With live music, outdoor bars, tasty sandwiches for you to grab on the go, and a rowing machine charity competition leading up to the big day (where you can win an exceptional amount of beer!). It will be a party in the pub and a sun-trapped escape on the Juniper terrace.

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Boat Race at the Boathouse

Boat race is finally back, and we’re doing it in style! From bubbles on the terrace, multiple bars, live music, and of course the most amazing views. Limited booking is available, but walk ins are always welcome.

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Oars at the ready at Coach and Horses Barnes

The Annual Boat Race on the Thames between Cambridge and Oxford is back!
Stop by the Coach and Horses, Barnes for a juicy Shack Burger and some curly fries, before collecting your take away pint and making the short walk to the Thames to watch these these two prestigious Universities battle it out on the water.
But don’t forget to join us after the victors are crowned for the after party!

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Boat Race at The Duke’s Head

Old time rivals Oxford and Cambridge once again go head-to-head in the annual boat race – but who will claim the 2024 bragging rights? Join us at the race’s starting point and enjoy yummy food from our riverside BBQ, fresh pints from our multiple pop-up bars, and live music and DJ’s until late. This promises to be THE place to party in Putney comes Saturday 30th March.

We’re not taking bookings for the day – all spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get up early and grab your spot before anyone else.

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Boat Race at the Half Moon

Catch every moment on screens throughout our pub, and indulge in mouth-watering burgers from the shack and our new outside bar. Arriving early? Why not enjoy live acoustic music in the garden from 12-2?

After the race, we’ll be keeping the celebration alive with three live bands, two of which offer free entry right after the race. What’s more, we’ll have a DJ will be spinning tracks in the bar until the late hours. Without a doubt, this is the ultimate place to be for a day filled with rowing, delicious bites, and sensational live entertainment.

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