About Canal Boat Cruises

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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Address

Canal Boat Cruises
Bolton Road, Hoghton
Chorley PR5 0SP

Main Menu

Friday Evening Tapas Cruise

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Thursday Afternoon Cream Tea Menu

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Saturday & Sunday 3 Course Lunch Menu

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Wednesday 3 Course Lunch Menu

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Saturday Afternoon Cream Tea Menu

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Friday Two Course Lunch Menu

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Search For Santa Magical Cruises

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New Years Eve Menu

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Christmas Parties

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Valentine's Evening Dinner Cruise

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Children's Party Charter Hire

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Charter Hire For Private Cruises

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Charter Hire For Wedding Receptions

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More about Canal Boat Cruises, Chorley

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!

45 Canal Boat Cruises Reviews

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5.9/6
45 Reviews
Atmosphere:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Service:Excellent
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Food:Outstanding
Value for money:Great value
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"Excellent"6/6
Frank C.7 days ago · 1 review

Enjoyed a lovely lunch and cruise on the Romance. Excellent service from friendly staff. We will definitely book another cruise and would recommend them to friends.

"Excellent"6/6
Sheena K.12 days ago · 2 reviews

This was such a lovely experience and the weather contributed it was lovely. The seating was so comfortable and a little extra bonus there was a mini electric fan on each table, which was put to good use by me. The meal was very nicely cooked and served and they had quite an extensive bar on board. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we felt very well looked after. The toilet facilities were very clean and modern. I will highly recommend this to all my friends and family because I cannot believe that this would promote a criticism on any quarter. Came away feeling relaxed but buzzing at the same time. Loved it will be visiting again

"Excellent"6/6
elaine g.24 days ago · 1 review

Would thoroughly recommend this cruise. It was Excellent from start to finish. Food and service excellent. You are looked after extremely well. Absolutely no complaints.

"Excellent"6/6
Julie L.25 days ago · 1 review

Could not fault one thing. Wonderful helpful staff the best food mum wanted to say thank you to him personally. It rained but who cares when your inside. thank you for a lovely day out for my parents and myself. I have already recommended this trip to my friends.

"Excellent"6/6
Lesley F.6 months ago · 1 review

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!

"Excellent"6/6
Robert A.9 months ago · 1 review

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"5/6
Elaine O.23 days ago · 1 review

A wonderful way to spend a lovely sunny day. The tables were set out beautifully with fresh flowers. The cocktail menu was good and service was excellent. We were well looked after and the food arrived at a leisurely pace. The sandwiches were nice and fresh and the scones were served warm with plenty of butter and cream. We liked the addition of the pork pie and quiche. The cakes however, could have been more refined. They were a little on the heavy side. Would definitely return for future visits and would feel confident buying this experience as a gift for family and friends in the future.

"Excellent"6/6
Peter M.2 months ago · 1 review

I booked the Afternoon Tea cruise for my wife's birthday. We have never done this before but we will certainly be doing it again. The food was very nice, you can have tea or coffee, we chose coffee which was very nice too. The staff were very friendly and helpful, we both enjoyed our time on the cruise and we would highly recommend it.

"Excellent"6/6
Derek D.6 months ago · 1 review

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.

"Excellent"6/6
Dean W.3 months ago · 1 review

We had a fantastic afternoon on Good Friday gently cruising down the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service from the 2 Ladies was just as good too. Great afternoon and we would definitely recommend it to everyone. See you again soon. Dean & Julie