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Lovely trip

A really lovely, relaxing trip with knowledgeable staff. Great value for money. We all enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline G
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Had a lovely boat trip today on the jubilee at Newbury. Very informative talk by very friendly... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Steve C
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Board our 29 seat narrowboat for a relaxing trip through historic Newbury with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fully-trained volunteer crew. There's plenty of interest to be seen as you rise up a lock and cruise through a swing bridge Tea...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Newbury Wharf | alongside the Tea Shop by the Canal, Newbury RG14 5AS, England
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+44 7716 460562
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely, relaxing trip with knowledgeable staff. Great value for money. We all enjoyed going through the locks and looking at the varied wildlife.

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 24 June 2018

It’s been a while since we did one of these and we weren’t disappointed. The round trip on the motor powered narrow boat took 75 minutes (as advertised). At £6 pp it was well worth it. Travelling West we first passed through the Newbury Lock,...More

Thank Geeper1945
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely boat trip today on the jubilee at Newbury. Very informative talk by very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve C
Rob D, Training Manager at Trip Boat Jubilee, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thanks Steve. Glad you enjoyed the trip and Julian's commentary

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Nice little 20 seater barge, run by very knowledgable and friendly volunteers. Leaves from the wharf and goes west along the Kennet. You traverse one lock , which can take a bit of time depending on the river traffic. Very pleasant scenery. Well worth it....More

Thank GarryUK
Rob D, Training Manager at Trip Boat Jubilee, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Garry, Glad you enjoyed our trip. Our skilled volunteers are our magic ingredient. We can actually take up to 29 passengers. Rob

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Been aboard today, our Skipper was the tremendous Trevor, co manned by Alan and the Jolly Roger. We had a lovely trip down the river, you were all very knowledgeable and such great fun. You made our special day (wedding anniversary) even more special. Will...More

Thank Debbie J
Rob D, Training Manager at Trip Boat Jubilee, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Debbie, Happy Anniversary! Many thanks for your review. Our lovely volunteer crew are the magic ingredient that makes our trip on the beautiful Kennet & Avon so special. Rob

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Took this trip on a sunny afternoon. Very easy to book online. The trip took us on a gentle trip along the canal from Newbury. The team on board were excellent, very knowledgeable volunteers who gave interesting information on the canal and what we could...More

Thank tixielix
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Travelled on this boat from Crofton Nr Marlborough as part of the steam fair at the Beam Engine. The boat was comfortable and there was tea/alcohol on board for the thirsty. An interesting commentarty was given on the history of the canal and the boat....More

Thank jayneska
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Take a 1.25 hour Narrowboat trip on the Jubilee from Newbury Wharf. cruise down the Kennet and Avon. Enjoy a drink and the peace of the river. To book phone 01380 721 279

Thank John B
Rob D, Training Manager at Trip Boat Jubilee, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks. Visitors can also book online

Reviewed 3 September 2017

The boat trip was lovely and relaxing and the crew were very nice and friendly, the sights were great and it was fairly peaceful. You get to experience going through a lock which was a thrill. However, a couple of people were 15minutes late so...More

Thank Doughnut2000
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My partner & I were visiting Newbury for the first time and spotted a sign for the trip so decided to see if we could book on boat, you can but alot of people book online so best to do in advance. The trip is...More

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