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River Cruises on board historic sailing barges including cream tea cruises, lunch and evening sails, day trips. Finalist in Visit England Best Small Attraction 2015.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Cooks Yard The Hythe | The Hythe Quay, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 1621 857567
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This was brought by my parents as an wedding anniversary treat. It was a really lovely day. The food was good and plenty of it. The team were really nice and friendly and helpful. We sailed on Hydrogen out of Ipswich waterfront at 10am and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

We had a brilliant afternoon sail with relations and friends followed by a very nice Bosuns Fork Buffet, cake and Champagne. The catering staff and crew were very friendly and helpful. It was a wonderful way to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GABN59
Reviewed 24 May 2018

what a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on an old London Barge. Went on the Hydrogen. The staff were superb, friendly efficient and really helpful. It was quite cool so wrap up warm even on a warm evening as it can be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GrahamP113
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We took a 2hr trip on the Hydrogen a 100year plus old sailing barge from Hythe Quay, with lunch on board ie ploughman’s and for myself a Seafood platter. Excellent food, great relaxing trip and a bar downstairs so you can sit with comfort,out of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank N6174KNpeterg
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I wanted somewhere unique to have a family meal for dads 70th Birthday and a thames barge is definitely that. That said I was mildly concerned that the venue would be all about the barge and not the food. I couldn’t have been more wrong,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Jason L
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We opted for a whole day trip around to Brightlingsea and back. Very relaxing way to see this neck of the coastline. We were fed at various times all day, and the bar made for an extra pleasant trip. V.chillaxing with excellent service and local...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Roonzster
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Very professional and welcoming crews take you on a journey you will never forget! Just returned from a day sail on the Thames. Good food, great knowledge , and an experience to thoroughly enjoy. (The glorious weather was just the icing on the cake! )...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Gina S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We wanted a relaxed yet sophisticated wedding reception and that was exactly what we got. We've always loved the Thames barges and Hydrogen moored at Maldon seemed a perfect venue. It was an amazing day, we hired a jazz trio to play during our 2...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Annette A
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

A fantastic couple of hours sailing along the river and eating a gorgeous plough and lunch with crumble dessert. Lovely slow and relaxing. Crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would go again.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shinyandnice
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We joined the 6 hour Suffolk Rivers Cruise from Ipswich to the mouth of the Orwell and Stour rivers and back on board the Thistle with its friendly crew. A departure at high tide obviated the need to use the lock to exit Ipswich Marina....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Gerald B
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David B
25 August 2018|
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Response from Stephanie V | Property representative |
Hello We offer a variety of different cruises from various locations all over the East Coast, so its hard to suggest a price per head. However all the prices and trips are detailed on our Website. Please don't hesitate to... More
19 June 2017|
Response from Stephanie V | Property representative |
Hi there, I'm afraid we don't allow dogs on our public trips, but we do have a phone number for a local professional dog sitter if that is of help. Please e-mail the office if we can be of further help. Regards Steph
14 August 2016|
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Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
Nothing at all just turn up and eat lunch