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Bancroft Cruisers

Bridgefoot | Crown Plaza Stratford, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
+44 1789 269669
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Unplanned trip with family

We decided to take a river boat cruise on the spur of the moment.My brother rang and booked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert B
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Retford, United Kingdom
A pleasant trip down the river with tea and biscuits for a family with labradoodles

We all enjoyed our trip on the Bancroft cruiser it was an ideal way to pass an hour on a cold and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vanessa P
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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The best 45 minute sightseeing cruise in Stratford upon Avon!! We offer excellent sightseeing cruises and we're the only company to have a boat with a licensed bar, wonderful cream teas and a Live commentary by our own on-board guides. Our guides share the history - and the amusing unknown history - of Stratford & Shakespeare during your cruise. We're a family business that operates 365 days a year, river conditions permitting. We can also cater for private parties - birthdays, hen parties, anniversaries, Christmas, schools & coach groups - we do just about everything! Our cruises are popular with local residents and tourists alike.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to take a river boat cruise on the spur of the moment.My brother rang and booked afternoon tea for the four of us. Our mistake, we were waiting at the wrong place, however after a phone call asking where the boat was, they...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We all enjoyed our trip on the Bancroft cruiser it was an ideal way to pass an hour on a cold and damp February day. Fiona was a very knowledgeable guide and regaled us with several interesting tales whilst supplying us with hot drinks and...More

Thank Vanessa P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’ve got an hour to spare during your visit to Stratford u Avon, I can thoroughly recommend taking a river trip on a canal boat with Bancroft Cruisers. We booked a tour with them last Wednesday (14th Feb 2018) and as a delightfully generous...More

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are two couples enjoying a weekend away in Stratford. As the weather was inclement we weren't sure a boat trip would be on the cards but it was and in an all enclosed boat too. It was so nice to board and have a...More

Thank A S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently visited Stratford and unfortunately we're unable to experience the afternoon tea on the Bancroft Cruise due to unforeseen circumstances. As an apology Fiona booked the four of us into a lovely tea room with a delicious cream tea (Four Teas) free of...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Very disappointed. I have been trying to book with Bancroft for several weeks but they don't seem to want our business. We have emailed 3 times & phoned twice. On the third phone call they said they had booked us in and would send an...More

3  Thank Sue H
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CaptainBancroft, General Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Zoe. I called and spoke to you today. I explained that your booking had been confirmed over the telephone, had been in the diary since we spoke and confirmation email sent. Sadly the email address I used was incorrect. Apologies. I was a little...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We arranged an Afternoon tea for two very special people, it went seamlessly well, the food was delightful, and the cruise was breath taking. Fiona was an absolute pleasure, totally lovely owner nothing is to much trouble. Thank you so much we appreciate everything, real...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We arranged for 2 very special people to have an afternoon tea on Bancroft Cruises , it was such a wonderful experience, Fiona was lovely and couldn't have done more; the trip was a total please and the food was delightful, the price is absolutely...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

My sister and I took my mum on this river cruise with the Ophelia afternoon tea on Saturday 18th November. We really enjoyed the day and loved the afternoon tea. Fiona was a great host although we couldn't really hear what she was saying for...More

1  Thank Natalie A
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hello Natalie A, Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your cruise with us! We apologise that you missed some of what Fiona was saying - next time you're in the local area we'd love for you to come back on board...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This was booked as part of a family birthday get together, cruise and cream tea, excellent value. Everyone enjoyed. Guide was friendly and informative. Ages ranged from 70 to 19 so ok for all ages.More

1  Thank JLJ70
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Hi there Miriam4711, Thank you for the great review. We're so glad your family had such a great time. We are honoured to have played a part in making the day special for you all. We really appreciate you coming on and taking the time...More

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Donna A
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they have a website that may tell you
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26 May 2017|
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Response from CaptainBancroft | Property representative |
Hi IainIsm, We do indeed. It's a hydraulic platform from the mooring into the cabin. When are you thinking of coming to see us? Fiona
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Response from CaptainBancroft | Property representative |
Good morning, yes we have a toilet onboard and washing facilities. Kind wishes, Fiona
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