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Built in 1944 as an Admiralty MFV supply boat, the Lady Florence oozes character and history. With capacity to host up to 12 passengers, the Lady Florence cruises an area rich in both wildlife and history. She offers plenty of space on deck to enjoy the calm waters of the Rivers Alde and Ore during the summer months, as well as a cosy coal fire in the saloon for quieter, more serene winter trips. Enjoy delicious, freshly prepared local food and drinks while you cruise. OPERATING ALL YEAR ROUND -The Lady Florence is available either for individual bookings -sharing with other passengers or as an exclusive private charter for up to 12 passengers. Daily Cruises Breakfast cruise 9.30am - 11.30 am
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Family trip, friendly and helpful staff, good food well served. Due to Covid restrictions we had the boat to ourselves which made it extra special.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

We booked lunch on Lady Florence to celebrate my mother in laws birthday and from start to finish the trip was excellent. From the off and throughout the hosts were very attentive and friendly. We were very lucky with the weather and it was really...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020

The great crew made us welcome from the start with drinks and the scene was set for a extremely well organised trip. The commentary excellent and the meal lovely.. wit and service supplied in abundance by the staff. Great day out ..

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant day out. Fabulous food, great service and amazing food. We were looked after brilliantly from start to finish. Thank you!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

This was booked for a family birthday and it was absolutely perfect. The crew where very helpful and friendly and nothing was to much trouble Every one was given hand sanitizer before boarding and temperature was taken on boarding and a safely briefing given. The...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020

I echo all of the positive reviews here. Our evening cruise was perfect: dramatic and romantic in changing weather. The crew were thoughtful, interesting and fun. I didn't want it to end. The food was delicious and the helpings were generous. I would love to...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Nearly run down! The lady Florence ploughed through us today in our little rowing boat. Very scary. Suggest skipper looks out for a boat in future (obviously!) and if we had not taken emergency evasive action this could have been fatal! As the wash overcame...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020

I took the family out for a brunch on The Lady Florence for my wife's birthday. Unfortunately, we were unable to go on the day we booked because of the weather so we went the following day which was actually fine since we staying in...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 11 January 2020

The food was okay, with a good selection and generous portions. The decor was dated, but clean and made good use of the space. The main issue we had was with the staff. The skipper was definitely knowledgeable and friendly - giving advice, direction and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 23 December 2019

A fabulous experience from start to finish. Hot Whiskey Macs, a coal fired stove, a comfortable cabin, the friendliest possible service, interesting commentary, rich bird life, delicious food, with some interesting choices (Malva pudding). First rate. We were blessed with fabulous weather.

Date of visit: December 2019
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18 June 2019|
Response from Craig A | Property representative |
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17 June 2019|
Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
Go to website. Summer menu on there. Its quite extensive for the size of galley. Only down point, they need you to have two courses.
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    Lady Florence is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5