A Day Afloat
ALL IN A DAY’S CRUISE ON OUR UK HOTELBOATS
Your holiday is fully catered and we take great care in ensuring the quality of all of the food served. Each day begins with your preference of tea or coffee, served to you at around 8am, in your cabin or for the earlier risers, in the lounge. A cooked breakfast, toast, cereal, fruits and fruit juice follows at 8.30am. Next is a short ‘chat’ with the skipper about the days itinerary and highlights. We generally set off from our mooring by 9.30am to ensure a full days cruising. Morning coffee and biscuits arrive at around 11am and, although taken ‘on the move’, it is not unusual to have this whilst enjoying the view from a lock gate or a bench atthe side of the canal. We may moor up for our light lunch of two courses at around 1pm, if at a place of interest, or choose to continue cruising. Afternoon tea of freshly baked delights, such as scones with clotted cream or a lemon drizzle cake, is taken between 4 and 4.30pm, just before we moor up for the evening. We may be in the middle of remote countryside, in the thick of a wooded cutting or in the most
traditional of mooring spots, just up from a canal-side pub. Dinner is served between 7 and 7.30pm and will be three courses of carefully prepared, home-cooked food with a glass of wine, followed by a board of English regional cheeses, biscuits, coffee and home made fudge.
SO MUCH TO DO
Each day afloat brings with it new things to see and do. Flexibility is what makes this holiday so special; you can walk when you like (between locks, bridges or in the surrounding area), read a book, explore a local village, sample the ale of a local country inn or simply watch as the world floats by. Some passengers sketch the ever changing scenery, others take photographs, but you can be sure that as the waterways pass through some beautiful unspoilt countryside, there is never a shortage of things to keep you occupied. As one of our previous passengers put it, ‘so much to do, so little time to do it all!”
HOTELBOAT GALLEY CUISINE
All food is carefully and freshly prepared in the small and neatly arranged galley by our cook crew. We pride ourselves on offering a varied menu of delicious food, prepared on board using fresh and quality ingredients. We source the week’s meat from local butchers, grow our own herbs and use fresh produce whenever possible.
Every endeavour is taken to ensure the standard of our food. Whether it be a simple starter, a full roast dinner or freshly baked bread, we take pride in serving quality cuisine using the best ingredients. You can be sure of a fully satisfied appetite, no matter how active you may be during you cruise.
We can cater for various special diets, including gluten or dairy free, please just discuss your requirements with Rosie at the time of booking to make sure we know what it is you require.
Click here to see a review written by one of our guests in 2008 for The Coeliac magazine. She required a gluten-free diet and this is just one of several dietary needs which can be catered for as part of our everyday menu of delicious food.