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Very friendly and professional staff who looked after us really well. Gave us easy to understand instructions and safety briefing. Went to Frederick's for ice cream, then onto the Malthouse Farm for lunch, and finally had our own afternoon tea onboard. A really relaxing day. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Hi Stephen, thank you so much for such a great review and giving people the confidence to book for a relaxing day out after all the stress of Covid-19.Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
A very professional and welcoming company, Nothing was too much trouble, including letting us access the boat early to decorate it for a birthday party. The boat itself was spotless and well equipped. The safety briefing was short but comprehensive and the boat was a joy to steer. All round good fun and great value for money. Thanks to everyone involved.
Hi Mike, thank you so much for a great review. It is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Absolutely brilliant value for money and the best way to spend 8 hours - so much so we’ve been 5 times already this year. The boats are clean, fully equipped and a pleasure to spend time in. The staff, particularly Lucian, cannot do enough to ensure a good time is had by all with emphasis on safety. Thank you Ellerbrook and we’re hoping to get another 2 trips in this year.
Hi Carole, your repeat bookings with us are very much appreciated and I am really pleased that you enjoy all aspects of the day on board even my safety briefing and handling instructions as required.See you again very soon.Lucien
WE HAVE BEEN USING ELLERBECK NARROW BOATS (CROSSLEY) FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND THOROUGHLY ENJOY IT.
LUCIEN'S SAFETY BRIEFING IS QUICK BUT THOROUGH
IT IS A GREAT DAY OUT( EVEN ON A RAINY DAY).... TAKE PLENTY OF BROLLIES ALTHOUGH WE DIDNT NEED ANY LAST WEEKEND,COCKTAILS( MADE BE US) AND NIBBLES, THE LITTLE GALLEY KITCHEN IS WELL EQUIPPED.
LOVELY VIEWS ALONG THE WAY
THE ONLY THING THIS YEAR NOT SURE OF THE CANOPY BUT IT DIDN'T SPOIL OUR DAY
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DAY OF RELAXING FUN
A group of friends and I had a great day out hiring one of your cruisers, all the staff were really friendly and helpful , nothing was too much trouble , the boat was plenty big enough for a day trip for eight adults who all agreed it was one of the most relaxing days out we have had, and well worth the money .
Thanks to everyone at Ellerbeck, see you again
Hi Chris, many thanks for your great review. It's important to us that you enjoy your day on our boats and that begins and ends with the service you receive from us so I'm pleased the way we do things works. Thanks againLucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Second time out on your day boats, as usual all staff very helpful and friendly recommend to any one who would like to try a canal trip to use your boats as advice given at start of trip can only inspire confidence and enjoyment
Buffet recommend excellent value
Well worth 5 + stars
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 the stern and tiller that allowed all four of us to gather there. If you and your kids want to enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors in a novel and exciting new activity, then this is for you. The children thoroughly enjoyed moving around the boat whenever they wanted (every 2 minutes!), to picnic at will, to try their hand at supervised steering and to help land the bream and roach that were easily caught (take a small rod if you are into fishing). Steering is a doddle - managed a three point turn in two! Other canal users really friendly and helpful. The whole canal is visually stunning as you meander through wonderful countryside - photo opportunities galore (take a camera). Wildlife everywhere to test your identification skills, even large terrapins! (Honestly). Simple, camp style cooking still allowed for chili, rice and pasta dishes we took. Master chef not required - all you need is on board. All this supported by detailed briefing session before you 'set sail' - in our case by the ever efficient Vera & Bill?. p.s. If you like a 'mans cave' the boat house shed is a visit you won't forget in a hurry!! A truly memorable night and experience!!!
1st time on a narrow boat was absolutely fantastic, ellerbeck canal boat hire Lancashire are exceptional,we hired the boat from 10 a.m til 6p.m, and we didn't want our time to come to an end.we had food and a birthday cake on board both booked off the ellerbeck website.the buffet was very good, the quiches melted in your mouth, and we had a wide selection of food.our birthday cake was delicious and massive, . it was well worth being catered for on board..all 10 people in our party enjoyed themselves.fantastic day out.a must.
Hi JanetI am so pleased that you enjoyed your day aboard Mirlees and that you had both our buffet food and cake. These come from two different companies where the owners of both have become good friends and we trust the quality of their food so your comments are much appreciated not only by us but also i'll pass them on to Katy's Kitchen in Chorley and The Blackrod Cake Company.Thanks again and we hope that we'll see you all again sometime soon.Lucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Can't say "Thanks" enough for another fantastic experience aboard the green boat 'Crossley'. Lucien catered for a member of my party (my partner) perfectly as she hadn't had any experience operating a canal boat and came aboard to show my partner how to steer and manoeuvre the boat - this boosted my partners' confidence and as a result she thoroughly enjoyed her day (she enjoyed it so much that she wants to return and enjoy another boat trip). We did run into a couple of problems due to the low water level and the weeds in the canal but a phone call to the boatyard and Keith came to the rescue and untangled us - all part of the fun. We will be back to enjoy another day. Thanks Lucien, Keith and the rest of the staff at Ellerbeck Narrowboats for truly wonderful day 🙂
Hey Chris, Good to see you again and Amanda's first trip on the canal with you as I know you really enjoy it. I am pleased that my handover to you boosted her confidence and that you had a great day despite the problem with the low water level on the canal.See you all again soonLucien @ Ellerbeck Narrowboats
Had a fantastic time. Lucien provided a comprehensive brief prior to the trip and nothing was too much trouble. The friendly atmosphere set the tone for the narrowboat journey to the north. The canal is relatively wide and there was a fine place to have a meal near the locks just past Botany Bay. Would definitely recommend hiring a boat from Ellerbeck.
Hi Tony, many thanks for your review, it is much appreciated and am pleased that your visit to the Malthouse Farm for lunch was a good experience too. Lucien