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Hobbs of Henley

The Boat House Station Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ, England
+44 1491 572035
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A lovely way to spend an hour in Henley-on-Thames

Enjoyed this hours long cruise on the River Thames after a most enjoyable lunch at the lovely Villa... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CaseyGarden
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Milton Keynes
Views from the river

My wife and I were on a coach trip to Henley and a trip on the river was included in the package... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul H
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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‘Hobbs of Henley is situated on the banks of the River Thames in Henley and is steeped in history and tradition. Boasting 5 generations of experience and 2 Royal Waterman amongst their staff, nobody is better placed than them to help you discover the beauty of the River Thames. Whether it is aboard one of their large luxury passenger vessels for a private or corporate party, hiring one of their motor launches for a self drive adventure, sipping champagne aboard one of their Edwardian or Olympic launches, a sightseeing trip along the Royal Regatta Course or a luxurious boating holiday….there really is something for everyone. Or if you are looking to buy a boat but not sure about the commitment then Hobbs of Henley launched a new luxury membership boating scheme last year – The Henley Boat Club. This scheme is an opportunity to enjoy a fleet of beautifully maintained self drive motor launches without the hassle of ownership and the costs involved with this. Henley Boat Club ‘Membership Boating’ is the easy way to take to the river whenever you want to safe in the knowledge that your boat is maintained and looked after by an experienced family business with over 147 years of boating experience’.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat trip” (9 reviews)
“hour cruise” (7 reviews)
“the river” (47 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
The Boat House Station Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ, England
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+44 1491 572035
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed this hours long cruise on the River Thames after a most enjoyable lunch at the lovely Villa Marina, Italian Restaurant, just up the road. The only reason I gave this trip 4 stars, instead of 5, is because the commentary, whilst nice and clear,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were on a coach trip to Henley and a trip on the river was included in the package. We boarded the boat at 10.30 on a very hot day and although the sliding roof and the windows were open it soon...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Family and I went on a themed Jazz Event aboard the New Orleans. The Staff were very warm and friendly and the boat was everything that we hoped for. The Jazz Band played to a high standard - there love of Jazz shone 5hrough...More

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review, we are thrilled to hear you and your family had such an enjoyable day! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The afternoon tea was not good, the only thing vintage was the sandwiches which were not dainty and were beginning to curl at the edges, not top quality products It stated staff would be in costume and they were not. The boat was very good...More

Thank Carole F
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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry to read your review and hear you were disappointed with the food, we take this very seriously and we have passed on your comments to our caterer for this trip. Regarding the trip and the costumes your organiser booked this cruise...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enjoyable cruise down the river with champagne and canapés. Lovely views and regular top ups made this for a very enjoyable time with friends

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review we are so pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us. We hope to see you back again sometime soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife purchased this as a birthday present. What a gift! The up-river cruise was most enjoyable, perhaps made more enjoyably by the five Gins and different Tonics we were offered(!) and by the company on board, from a Swedish couple to two nice ladies...More

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review we are so thrilled you and your wife enjoyed our Gin Tasting Cruise last Saturday, I am sorry to hear about our PA system we are actually looking into replacing this asap. I do hope we can welcome...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

My son (5 yrs) was desperate to go on a boat after seeing rowing boats at a park. Wanting to find somewhere with parking nearby and a nice setting I found Hobbs online. The people were super friendly, all letting my son tell them about...More

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

So pleased to hear you and especially your son had such a great time on one of our boats! Thank you for leaving this review and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day!

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Thought I will write my first review! This is a very great thing to do had loads of fun and luckily the weather was amazing! However we approached the office to purchase a boat for the day, as we approached the desk in the que...More

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi, thank you so much for your review. Firstly please allow me to apologise for the member of staff that you refer to, this is unacceptable and I'm sorry you had this experience, we shall be acting on this. I am pleased you were helped...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We decided to take a trip down river on one of the river ferries but whist in the que we opted for a drive yourself hire which proved to be well worth the money of £100 for an hour . You can travel up and...More

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely trip on the river on one of our boats, you picked a perfect day! We hope to welcome you back again one day!

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We were walking along the riverside when we saw the signs advertising the boat trips. We went to a small desk where there was a white haired Gentleman called Peter. He was a little distracted when selling our tickets and shouting across to someone near...More

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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you had a great boat trip (apologies for staff shouting in your ear!), we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime!.

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Chris T
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Hi, what boat were you hoping to take your dog on?
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9 April 2016|
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Response from IljaD1970 | Reviewed this property |
If you click on the day you want to go and proceed to buy tickets it will tell you the time of sailing,
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