Set yourself adrift the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in the idyllic village of Hoghton, just 15 minutes away by car from Chorley, where an unforgettable countryside experience awaits. Take your pick from a gourmet lunch, afternoon tea, tapas, or evening dinner on board the Romance Restaurant Boat, brought to you by the one and only Canal Boat Cruises, moored at the Riley Green Marina off Bolton Road. Sit back, relax, and let the professional team attend to your dining needs – all you have to do is book ahead for your preferred session and they’ll take care of the rest.
Starting from the Riley Green Marina just off Bolton Road in the picturesque village of Hoghton, sail down the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with Canal Boat Cruises and treat yourself to the finest dishes on board the Romance Restaurant Boat. It’s a world away from Chorley, as you witness the scenic countryside unfold before your eyes while tucking into delicious specialities prepared a la minute by the professional chef.
Choose from a two-course gourmet lunch or a three-course dinner – the latter is perfect for catching the sunset against a natural, rustic backdrop – or opt for a more casual afternoon tea or tapas cruise. Expect traditional British classics to feature heavily on the menu, from Spout House Farm roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and gravy; to haggis, black pudding, and apple tower; and even homemade scones. With a warm and attentive crew accompanying you on your journey, you know you’re in good hands with Canal Boat Cruises. The best part is, cruises run throughout the year, so there’s always something to return for regardless of the season. Why dine on land when you can do so on water? Canal Boat Cruises in Hoghton is an easy 15-minute drive from Chorley, which makes it an excellent choice for a half-day trip or to celebrate a special occasion. Don’t miss out; reserve in advance for your preferred date, time, and type of cruise today!
Absolutely brilliant! Food was great and the staff were very pleasant and well mannered, such a nice relaxing day. Would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting to do something a little different and make someone feel special
fabulous experience and lovely friendly staff, very hospitable. would highly recommend
Romantic experience with caring and friendly people. I am going to use the service for my birthday as well.Will definitely recommend the cruise to anyone else.
My wife and I took my Father-in-law and his friend on a lunchtime trip on the "Romance". Could not fault it. Food was excellent, staff very friendly and barge was well presented. Access to the barge could be quite difficult for disabled, however we managed, even though both our guests were ninety-ish.
Myself and my husband had the festive afternoon tea with the 2 hour canal cruise yesterday, and I have to say it was a fabulous experience. First impressions, the staff were very welcoming and as we boarded the boat was beautifully decked out with Christmas decorations and a ceiling full of lights. The boat is spacious, comfortable and absolutely spotlessly clean. There is an equally spotless toilet facility on board too. With a background of Christmas songs playing, we were served delicious hot soup, a great selection of sandwiches, cakes, fancies and mince pies. All of the food was beautifully presented, very fresh and tasty. There was an unlimited supply of freshly brewed tea, coffee and wonderfully aromatic mulled wine. The staff moved through the boat quietly and yet very efficiently ensuring food and drinks were served in a timely manner, and cleared the tables of used crockery quickly. There was also a fabulously stocked bar should you want to buy alternative drinks. The views along this canal were stunning, made even more spectacular and Christmassy by the sudden overnight snowfall! It was literally picture postcard and added to the whole experience. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend this cruise for families, couples, groups. There were also people with mobility difficulties on board and they were well assisted and catered for too. Thank you for a fabulous afternoon!
My wife booked lunch on the canal cruise having seen the canal boat on previous walks along the canal bank. We had a thourghly enjoyable three hour cruise enjoying the soothing effect of travel on the water at a slow leisurely pace. Lunch was well prepared and good choices , wine and bar drinks and non alcoholic choices available at reasonable prices. Washroom facilities modern and very clean. Our waitress, was attentive and engaging. The whole event was very professional and delivered by people who run / own the business and there for feedback , and want it to be enjoyable as there success depends on it. Would throughly recommend.
Great food, great service and a nice atmosphere. We went as a group of 5 for my fiance's birthday. All staff were polite and helpful, food was tasty with a good portion size. Will definitely be going again!
We booked this on recommendation of a friend and for two of the party it was surprise. We all had a great night with lovely food and fantastic service. We all would definitely go again.
Excellent. Food very nice. Lovely scenery attentive staff. Will be coming back. Only negative,bar prices quite high. Weather bit gloomy but it doesn't seem to matter as like I say the views are nice rain or shine.
Absolutely delightful - delicious food and lovely, friendly service. Will definitely be back. The boat is comfortable and relaxing. Looking forward to the Santa cruise in a few weeks. Thanks!