Canal Boat Cruises is the fun, unique, multi-award-winning family run business that goes the extra mile for each and every one of their guests. Located on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in the heart of the idyllic Lancashire countryside, with ever-changing scenery on your doorstep, you will experience a unique, tranquil and enjoyable time on the restaurant and trip boat ‘MV Romance’. Canal Boat Cruises is based at Riley Green Marina near Hoghton and offers a dining experience with a difference. The purpose-built restaurant boat is disabled-friendly and takes diners or pre-booked groups along the waterways of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The route passes many historic places including Withnell Fold Nature Reserve, the old paper mill, the famous Hoghton Tower where James I knighted the loin of beef Sirloin and on to the lovely hamlet of Wheelton and the Johnson Hillock locks before returning. The restaurant can seat between 37 and 39 diners and the best views are from the boat’s bow where there is a table for up to 10 people. Set three-course seasonal menus use great local produce and offer real value at just £39 per person including the cruise. There is a licensed bar and for children there is a reduced price. A typical lunch menu would feature regional Lancashire cuisine such as homemade leek and potato soup, locally reared sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, and comforting desserts like Toffee Crunch Pie or farmhouse apple pie. Riley Green Marina is situated alongside a pub with canalside accommodation called the Grill & Grain At The Boat Yard. All types of function can be catered for including wedding receptions, birthdays, corporate events and Christmas parties. The cruises generally depart at 12 noon for afternoon cruises and 7pm or 7.30pm for evening cruises. There are also Afternoon Cream Tea cruises, Tapas evenings and two- and three-course midweek lunches. Canal Boat Cruises was the Red Rose Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year 2013.
Midweek Daytime Cruise Specials: Join us for a 2 or 3 hour Canal Cruise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal from Riley Green Marina. The Canal Cruise passes through delightful countryside including Withnell Fold Nature Reserve, past the old Paper Mill & on to the lovely hamlet of Wheelton & Johnson Hillocks before descending 2 locks. During your Cruise aboard Romance you can relax & unwind with a drink & a taste of ‘Lancashire Fare’.
Our Canal Trips aboard Romance are light, airy & spacious each table has a panoramic view of the canal & disabled access. For groups smaller than 20 passengers we can try to arrange mixed group cruises or the full price of 20 passengers can be paid.
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|Main dining room capacity||37|
|Booking policy||Reservations only|
|Best seat||All window seats|
|Max group booking size||37|
|Function rooms available||Yes|
|Function rooms details||The whole boat|
|Average 3 course lunch price (excluding drinks)||£39|
|Average 3 course evening meal price (excluding drinks)||£39|
|Alcohol license||Fully licensed|
|Wheelchair access throughout facility||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled toilets||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled parking||Yes|
|Wifi||no wi fi|
|Payment by credit card||Yes|
|Payment by debit card||Yes|
|Venue overlooking water||Yes|
|Covered smoking area||no covered smoking area|
|Venue special views||Wonderful rural veiws throughout the cruise|