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Kennet Horse Boat Company
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1 Holt Road, Kintbury RG17 9UY, England
+44 1488 658866
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

This was one of the best days out we had this year. The horses appear to be well looked after, the staff are friendly and helpful and the whole trip was a wonderful experience. We will definitely do it again next summer.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The slowest paced trip you could possibly go on. Literally less than walking pace and that's what makes it so amazing. Our 4th trip and we love it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I'm house sitting in Kintbury for a week or so and I rang on the off chance to be told there was a trip leaving in 20 mins. I arrived at the canal in Kintbury with 5 mins to spare. It was a pleasant 2...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Monty, Steve and family were wonderful hosts on the most restful, scenic, comfortable 2-1/2 hour trip. We were with a group and had all sorts of delicious delicacies as part of the trip. What a gift to be able to take this trip!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TR3Driver
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We turned up with no booking and waited to see if we could get on.Glad we did. Enjoyable couple of hours spent on the water. So peaceful and tranquil. Thanks to Steve and co. for a pleasant trip. Everyone on board seemed to enjoy it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

This was a day out with the work social club. First, I'd like to say how helpful the staff were, when 2 hours before we were due to arrive there, one of our party announced she was gluten intolerant! A frantic phone call later, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gail B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I took my four year old grandson on this special trip and we both loved it. The two hours sped by despite the rain for part of the trip. The barge was pulled by Monty whilst Freddie was having his rest day in a nearby...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dinners
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Went on a coach trip to do the horse drawn barge what a great day out staff were very friendly the lunch they served was lovely and plenty of it would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank julie w
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

As part of our 25th wedding anniversary celebrations with friends and family we hired the horse drawn barge - Kennet Valley. The barge was pulled by Monty who was very relaxed especially with his grass stops. We were a party of 26 and even with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kthgray370
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

What a beautifully set canal ride. Pull along by a beautiful horse.it gas noqbinspired us to do a canal boat trip ourselves

Date of experience: July 2018
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4 June 2017|
Response from hwoodywoodpecker | Reviewed this property |
They have a website where you can also find an email address and Phone: 01488 658 866
Clive K
19 December 2016|
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Response from AM0909 | Reviewed this property |
Not for the public boat rides. They mentioned they commence the new season in Easter.