We provide breakfast, a light lunch, and dinner on board, although often clients like to take a meal at a pub or restaurant on some days at their own expense. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, and snacks are available at any time on board. Meal times tend to be flexible, depending on moorings and pub locations. For legal reasons we do not carry a bar. However, you are welcome to buy any bottles of whatever you fancy and keep them on board. We regret that smoking is not permitted inside the boat, but you are welcome to smoke outside in the front cockpit.
We have been given an award by Stratford-on-Avon District Council for our Good Food Hygiene, Practises and Management.
Things to do
Sightseeing and excursion opportunities are virtually unlimited on the Thames, except by time and one's feet. On the canals there are usually plenty, although it varies from waterway to waterway. Particularly on the canals there are splendid country walking opportunities for those who wish, both in the evening once we are moored, or during the day whilst we are moving. The great advantage of towpath walking is that it is mostly flat, and, as the boat travels at the same speed, you can get back on board at virtually any time for a rest and refreshments.
Wildlife is abundant, particularly birds and plants. In 2005 we even had a porpoise accompanying us on the tidal Trent. We can suggest and arrange visits to stately homes, town and village walks, and strolls to interesting churches, and provide as much escort as you wish.
As no two bookings have the same interests, pace or walking ability we do not include entrance fees or any shore-side transport costs (mainly taxis) in our price. The amount of sightseeing is entirely up to you but one thing is certain - you will never manage to see everything !
When to come
We consider early May to early July plus September to be the best times. The most crowded times are Easter, late July and August. Henley Regatta is in early July and that part of the Thames does get congested, but the atmosphere is terrific even though there are usually queues at the locks. During the school holidays in late July and August some parts of the system can get congested and we recommend the Pennine routes where things are still quiet. We can operate all year round, weather permitting, (Christmas on a narrowboat can be wonderful) but would not normally recommend the November to March period.
The English Water
WaysWhere We Go
Meals When to comeThings to do
Joining, Prices, Booking.
Slideshow Plan of BoatHome Waters Map