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“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of French Brothers

French Brothers
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US$11.10*
and up
Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
Ranked #2 of 22 Tours in Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Boat trips on the river Thames. Public trips depart from Windsor Promenade, Maidenhead Promenade and the Runnymede Boathouse (please refer to the MAPS section of our website). The address listed here refers to office and administration only.
Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

To celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary my husband and I joined the Christmas joiners party. This was a wonderful experience made possible by the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. The comfort and atmosphere too was superb along with the menue which was delicious. This will not be our only trip, we look forward to next years itinerary.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Anne F
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Nuneham, Manager at French Brothers, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Thank you for your kind comments. We are a family run business and always endeavour to provide a friendly efficient service; it is always good to hear our efforts have not gone without notice. The Christmas joiner parties have consistently been successful events, it must be because of the uniqueness of having a Christmas celebration on the river and meeting new people who just want to have a good time and share the seasonal goodwill.
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

The crew on board from the moment we arrived to the moment we left were just fantastic! I hired the boat as a surprise for my son's 18th so there were a lot of 17 and 18 year olds on board. The crew were great with them. The whole atmosphere was just great, the playlist we emailed was played, the staff couldn't do enough for us. The food was plentiful and lovely. The decorations were exactly as I had asked for.

Would highly reccommend this company as they were great from the booking to the evening of the party...I honestly have absolutely nothing negative to say at all!

Visited December 2011
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Nuneham, Manager at French Brothers, responded to this review, 5 March 2012
Thank you Sue for the kind words. We are pleased that your son’s birthday surprise party was a success and that everyone enjoyed themselves. We hope to see you in the future for the next big party.
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Ascot, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My Daughters 18th Birthday Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

We hired the Windsor Sceptre on Saturday 26th November for our daughters 18th birthday and 75 friends and family and we had the most brilliant evening. The crew worked really hard to ensure that everyone was safe and having a great time.

We had a BBQ (to line the stomaches of all those teenagers) which 'hit the spot' and then the top deck was a dance floor for everyone. The 'oldies' were downstairs by the bar.

I would recommend this party for teenagers as it is very controlled and you don't have the worry about underage drinking as they monitor that very closely too. You also don't have to clear up afterwards!

Visited November 2011
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3 Thank Isobel M
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Nuneham, Manager at French Brothers, responded to this review, 2 December 2011
Thank you to Isobel M for the great feedback.

It was a pleasure to assist with the organising of your event. We look forward to hosting your daughters 21st.
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london
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Prisoners on the most boring boat trip of our lives”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

I feel like 1 star is even taking it too far. This was so very very dull. I took my parents (in their 50s) on this boat trip. They love boats. They love the Thames. They hated this. The crew are a joke - the guy commentating and steering the boat couldn't stuff enough lunch in his face. He was smoking, texting, and joking about with the crew for the whole trip. The commentary was poor. And when we did get spoken to he grunted down the mic between mouthfuls. I saw the earlier review about "overhauling" the commentary - you're going to have to try harder. It's an hour each way - we wanted to jump overboard. I realise the demographic is probably older than my parents - the silver haired crowd on the boat (those of them that stayed awake for the journey) were either on the brink of death with their rattling coughs, or were tucking into the overpriced booze downstairs. Not fun. Not worth it. Try a nice river stroll down by Cookham or Marlow instead. Much more scenic and you don't pay to be a prisoner.

Visited September 2011
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Camberly
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lightwater WI Summer Outing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

46 members of our group spent a wonderful afternoon cruising down the Thames from Windsor to Monkey Island. Most of the group also enjoyed a Cream tea as well.
The staff were extemely helpful and polite and the comentary was very well done and interesting.
We would recommend this trip to similar groups

Visited August 2011
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1 Thank Barbara B
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