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Kennet Horse Boat Co. Ltd
2 Rectory Cottage
Church Hill


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Some of our heritage is being kept alive by traditionally painted canal boats offering canal rides on a Horsedrawn Barge based in the pretty village of Kintbury near Hungerford and a Motorised Barge at Newbury. Both boats were purpose built to traditional style of canal boats during the 1800s and decorated in bright colours of 'Roses and Castles' canal style. The two horses, Hannah and daughter Boncella, are bedecked in traditional harness.

Visitors may enjoy a visit on a public trip or privately charter the boats for clubs, societies, schools or family anniversaries and celebrations.

Travelling through at least one lock on every trip, may be enjoyed by all ages.

Our crew welcome you on board both boats where you may partake of liquid refreshment from our bar including tea and coffee. Souvenirs are also on sale. Catering is offered for Private Charter groups.


Months Open: Mid April - End September
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Public trips and private charter on application
Car Parking: Yes - Alongside
Admission Price: Adult: From 5.50
Children: From 4.50
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Snacks
Light lunches/Afternoon teas to order

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