The Swan at Streatley

Goring & Streatley

Downstream from our Wallingford location are Goring and Streatley; two villages joined by two bridges over the River Thames.

Goring has the shops, including a fabulous deli named The Goring Grocer, a proper butcher and several tea shops, one of which is Pierreponts, adjacent to the river and opposite what was once the home of pop idol George Michael and a number of excellent pubs. You could walk the Thames path or climb the Berkshire Downs. Nearby you will find the National Trust property Basildon Park where 'Pride and Prejudice' was filmed.

Midsomer Murders and other star detectives

Goring, Streatley, Pangbourne, Wallingford and Henley On Thames have all featured as locations in Midsomer Murders with Inspector Barnaby investigating Causton's less attractive murder scene!

Agatha Christie is buried in nearby Cholsey, herself inspired by the local villages and the River Thames. A short distance away, Inspector Morse drove his Jaguar around Oxfordshire in search of nefarious villains.

The Swan at Streatley and Coppa Club

We are delighted to be operating from The Swan at Streatley once again, which is perfect for riverside weddings, enjoying a relaxing weekend, or an active break with wonderful walking and cycling routes in and around Streatley, or hire one of our boats before or after a spot of lunch or dinner at Coppa Club at The Swan at Streatley.

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How to get there

Our hire boats are located at The Swan at Streatley hotel.

By ROAD: Leave the M4 at Junction 12 and take the exit towards Theale, go straight over the first roundabout. At the second roundabout take the A340 to Pangbourne, and once there the A329 to Streatley.

In Streatley turn right at the first set of traffic lights. The Swan at Streatley is on the left hand side just before the bridge. (Use postcode RG8 9HR)

By RAIL: There is a regular service from Reading to Goring & Streatley which takes just 15 minutes. The hotel and our boat hire location are located half a mile (a 15 minute walk) from the railway station. 


Parking at The Swan at Streatley is very limited and is therefore mainly reserved for hotel guests & diners. Boat hire customers without a hotel booking or dinner reservations are strongly encouraged to come on foot, by bicycle or by train, or to park at the Streatley Recreation Ground if you must come by car.

When coming BY RAIL please follow the directions from the Goring & Streatley railway station in the map below.

When coming BY ROAD, please use the Streatley Recreation Ground car park (postcode RG8 9HU), located a 3-minute walk away from The Swan at Streatley. See the map below for walking directions.

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We are a self-drive and skippered day boat hire company on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames between Reading (Berkshire) and Wallingford (Oxfordshire). Since opening Pure Boating back in 2015 our electric hire boats have silently graced the river between Wallingford and Streatley.

Our crew are passionate about the River Thames and know the boating environment intimately. They can advise not only on river safety and boat operation but also on where to picnic, good riverside restaurants, where the kingfishers fly and the Loddon lilies grow. 

Hire Locations

Boat House pub
High Street
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 0BL

The Swan at Streatley
High Street
Streatley, Berkshire

The Beetle & Wedge
Ferry Lane
Moulsford, Oxfordshire
OX10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07436 812508

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