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Ellerbeck Narrowboats

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Ellerbeck Narrowboats offers self-steer canal boat hire along the Leeds and Liverpool canal. With no experience or license necessary, you could be boating through the beautiful countryside at a time that suits you. Families, parties, work and club...more
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Charnock, Chorley. Pr7 4DE The Boatyard Rawlinson Lane | Heath Charnock, Chorley PR7 4DE, England
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+44 1257 480825
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived here nice and early and sampled the bus cafe at the Ellerbeck dockyard which was a great start. Then got taken onto the boat and shown the ropes literally by the lovely staff. They gave us great confidence with what was shown and...More

Thank banniuk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were a family group of 8 adults. My brother booked it so I can’t comment on that aspect. We arrived and were shown to our boat. Smaller than I thought but it was just about big enough for us all, I would want any...More

Thank julie h
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fab birthday Prezzie for my husband. The weather was wet and windy but he thoroughly enjoyed the day although challenging with Storm Callum . Very helpful. A must is the big breakfast on the big red bus! Would go again, but maybe on a dry...More

Thank dawnparkinson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day on the Leeds Liverpool Canal to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday. 10 of us (family and best friends) arrived at Ellerbeck, and had a delicious coffee in the bus before we set off on the boat. Vera was most excellent...More

Thank eleanor_blundell
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eleanor I am so pleased that your dad had a great birthday treat aboard one of our boats and that you all enjoyed the experience as much as he did. Many thanks for mentioning the bus café which we have only just opened and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local group of IAM hired 3 boats for a relaxing day on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Day started in Ellerbeck's New Cafe on a bus with delicious Breakfast bap followed by a briefing on the boats ( which we had done before). then off we...More

Thank Bob889
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey!! Thank you so much for your kind review, especially mentioning how good you found our new café "The Boatyard Bus Café" . You were our first large group to arrive together so I'm pleased that you found everything ok. Good to see you all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing day on one of Ellerbeck hire boats. They explain everything and you ring them if you get stuck and are very helpful. The boat was exceptionally clean and well equipped with everything that you will need. You only take what you are...More

Thank Duzdee
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Many thanks for your kind review and I am pleased that your daughters 21st was a success. Thanks also for mentioning our new double decker bus café and that the hot chocolate was "excellent"!! You attended our trial run and we are now officially...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic family day out boats were great and instructions great too. Would highly recommend. Thanks Vera & Keith. Diane CMore

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Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Diane, many thanks for your great review and i'm pleased that Vera and Keith looked after you well in my absence and that you had a great day aboard our boat along our stretch of canal. See you all again soon. Lucien @ Ellerbeck...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

From start to finish we (a group of 6 recent retirees) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The boat was clean, well equipped for a day and Vera and the others were friendly and helpful. The boat was easy to steer after a while and the whole experience...More

Thank Chris P
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Chris Many thanks for your great review of your day aboard one of our boats. The Canal and River Trust are experiencing water level problems at the moment and you're right it is probably better to head toward Chorley until the problem is resolved....More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had a fantastic day out. Three couples and a child on the Mirlees. Boat was clean and handles easily. The staff are very friendly and gave a very good briefing before we set off. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Will be doing it...More

Thank chrisflys2018
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hi Chris and Mary Many thanks for your kind review, we strive to ensure that we help to make your day and comfortable and enjoyable one nd without friendly staff to see you out we couldn't achieve this. Thanks again and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

To give two young girls (6 yrs and 9 yrs) a completely new and challenging experience in the holidays, and a change from park activities, I booked an evening boat hire (3 hrs) on the Mirlees - the blue boat with extra deck area around...More

Thank mikeBuryLancs
Lucien B, Owner at Ellerbeck Narrowboats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Hey, many thanks for your review it certainly sounds like an idillic experience which is what we want all our customrs to experience. It is great when children are well involved as many of the adults today bring along memories of them going on a...More

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motherinlaw51
25 June 2018|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
Hi, each of our boats can take a maximum of 10 people so you'll need to hire 2 boats for your 20 people. We often have larger groups hiring more than one boat. Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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willandshirl
8 February 2018|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
I know all there is to know about this attraction!! How can I help? Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
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John M
23 December 2017|
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Response from Lucien B | Property representative |
Hi John, it's not possible to walk to Blackrod along the canal as the canal winds it's way towards Red Rock and Haigh Hall.
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