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Address: 1 Holt Road, Kintbury RG17 9UY, England
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+44 1488 658866

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Pure magic !

A two hour trip on a beautiful horse drawn barge pulled along by the magnificent Monty with a cream tea on board. Everything was excellent and such a peaceful trip. Many thanks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
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Saint-Maur-des-Fosses, France
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A two hour trip on a beautiful horse drawn barge pulled along by the magnificent Monty with a cream tea on board. Everything was excellent and such a peaceful trip. Many thanks for making our day. Highly recommended.

Thank hwoodywoodpecker
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Few journeys rival the old world magic of a horse-drawn barge drifting along the charming English countryside & The Kennet Horseboat Company makes it unforgettable. We drove from London for this & would do it again. Steve was absolutely wonderful- he made us feel so welcome & was so kind & attentive to all on board. I had requested for... More 

Thank AM0909
Hameln, Germany
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife, son (4 years old) and myself booked the self drive boat Cygnet for a Friday. We arrived at 8.30 am and was greeted by Steve who gave us a full demonstration of how the boat works and how to operate the locks. The boat has everything you want for a day cruiser, a toilet, kitchen and even a... More 

Thank Thompson83
Kintbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I went on the horse drawn boat trip. Loved it absolutely outstanding views. The horses are beautiful animals and look forward to going on this trip again with clients.

Thank spicyandhot
Worthing, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came here not knowing if we could get onto the canal boat ride but as luck would have it, we made it in time to join a coach group. Steve, the pilot was both attentive and informative. The trip down the canal was a delight and the horse, Monty was a joy. He worked so hard to pull us... More 

Thank Diane S
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We hired Cygnet for a day and couldn't have had a better experience! Never having been on a canal boat before we were a little nervous. However, we were met by the owner who immediately put us at ease with his friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable instruction so by the time we set off we were confident we could give it... More 

Thank Carole Y
Totland Bay, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I thoroughly recommend this extremely pleasant and peaceful trip on a purposely converted narrow Boat with adequate simple seating (there is a Toilet on board). Our boat was hauled by a four year old Heavy Horse called 'Drummer', he did a stalwart job! Our group of 47, mostly quite elderly, were treated to an excellent Buffet Tea and assisted on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went for a two hour trip and joined a group on a coach trip from Kent. The owners of the Kennet Horse Boat are the most helpful and obliging people that you could wish to meet. The cream tea was wonderful and the coffee excellent. The trip was quiet and peaceful and the scenery lovely. We will go again... More 

Thank jerrys19
Cavtat, Croatia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Hired the barge for the day. Had fantastic instructions first of all on the lacks and boat. Once we were happy we headed down the canal to Newbury. The barge was full equipped for the day with everything we needed. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you both.

Thank monsterlander
Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant - well done! A perfect venue for a cosy romantic drift along the beautiful Berkshire canal setting. Hard working, friendly, discreet staff.

Thank Annie P

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