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The Lady Lena

Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TW, England
+44 1225 834250
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Such a civilised way to spend an afternoon!

Such a civilised way to spend an afternoon. We're just looking for an excuse to do it again... read more

Reviewed today
Jamesxx1970
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Bath, United Kingdom
Our wonderful wedding day.

Thanks to Helen and Jenks for the best day of our lives. We got married at Bath Guildhall in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anthony472baker
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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The Lady Lena is a beautiful, majestic, electric Victorian River launch available for exclusive private hire cruises on the tranquil Kennet and Avon canal in Bath. This is a family owned business , who are also the crew, so have in-depth knowledge of the canal and the boat's own story having rescued her from becoming a bonfire in 1980. She is fitted out to provide you with every comfort , fully carpeted, cushioned, where you can sit back with your glass of complimentary champagne on arrival and either enjoy the peace or listen to the stories of her restoration or the tales of life on the canals. The family have first hand knowledge as the captain's father helped save the canals in the first place. You can also order homemade cream teas, a speciality of the boat, where you have a choice of 5 different loose leaf teas to accompany this, 2 made by local businesses. The journeys can range from 2 hrs to 5 hrs and you have a choice of pick up places, either in Bath or at Bathampton,.
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“hour trip” (14 reviews)
“cream tea” (24 reviews)
“beautiful boat” (11 reviews)
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Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TW, England
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Reviewed today

Such a civilised way to spend an afternoon. We're just looking for an excuse to do it again! Thanks Jenks & Helen for being perfect hosts!

Thank Jamesxx1970
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks to Helen and Jenks for the best day of our lives. We got married at Bath Guildhall in the morning and unbeknown to the groom a trip was booked on Lady Lena. The two hour cruise was a complete joy, including Prosecco and our...More

Thank anthony472baker
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are thrilled that we were able to help make your day and happy that you enjoyed your fizz and fish and chip dinner. I think that there were more than a few envious onlookers.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a party of 10 celebrating family graduations. Helen and Jenks were the most amazing hosts and we spent a lovely 4 hours on the canal with a stop off at a pub. We were welcomed on board with a glass of champagne and...More

Thank Noelle L
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Noelle, thank you for your awesome review. It was our privilege to have such an enthusiastic group as yours on one of our few 4 hour cruises. Glad you enjoyed you brief visit to the Cross Guns.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A group of 10 spent a wonderful 3 hours enjoying a birthday lunch on board Lady Lena. We were looked after very well and a welcome glass of bubbly was served as we set off in glorious sunshine. Would thoroughly recommend and would love to...More

Thank ianrO2310CQ
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review, Georgina and I enjoyed your company although not the washing up. We would love to welcome you back on board in the future.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Bathampton to Bath on the Sir John Knill, with a return trip 2 hours later. It was a lovely gentle start to our holiday. The "captain" of the boat could not have been more helpful, stopping to allow a child to feed...More

Thank Alan A
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Alan for your review on the SJK, I know that Stu, the "captain", will be chuffed. The split cruises are getting more and more popular especially with people who can park at Bathampton and then catch the boat into Bath without worrying about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Lady Lena for a friends birthday and couldn’t have asked for more. Jenks and Helen are fantastic hosts and will explain the history of the canal and the boats if you would like. The boat is absolutely beautiful and the ride along...More

Thank chris P
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Chris for your wonderful review and thank you for being a perfect guest, we truly enjoyed having you on board.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could not asked for a better weather. It was a lovely summer morning,and Helen was the perfect host,taking care of every single detail,including the prosseco. I cannot recommend this experience enough I will certainly do it again.thank you for everything!More

Thank Lorena M
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lorena, thank you for your great review and so pleased Olga and the gang had a great experience on board Lady Lena. Also very glad you liked the prosecco and sorry once again for running out of our exclusive champagne. You will have to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helen and Jenks are amazing. We did a two hour trip with them with very very nice prosecco!!!! Helen let us know all about the boat and the canals.... Very relaxing. Amazing views and service.

Thank Yiannis P
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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Yiannis, we now consider Lady Lena to be a truly international boat due to all the different nationalities that we have welcomed aboard over the years. Also thank you for your comments about the prosecco.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish , the whole experience for my daughters 21st birthday was fantastic! The boat was perfect and the crew were warm and welcoming, can’t recommend enough!

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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review, the fact that we don`t actually ask guests to leave a review makes it more special.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Beautiful boat, excellent hospitality, warm and friendly hosts - a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon: everything was just right. A very memorable experience! Thank you Helen and Jenks, we will certainly recommend you!

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Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you! Personal recommendations are always welcome as of course are Tripadvisor reviews! But it is the personal recommendations that we value very much.

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Chelsey-Eva
14 June 2018|
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Response from Jenkyn K | Property representative |
Hi Chelsey-E., sorry I have only just seen your question. 10 is the max on lady Lena, we do have another boat , "the Sir John Knill" that will seat 12.
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Rhiannon B
10 February 2018|
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Response from Jenkyn K | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in getting back, have only just spotted this. The cream teas are £5.50 at the moment but due to go up to £6.00 at the beginning of April. Bookings made before this date honour the old price.
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