THE ROSE OF HUNGERFORD ... "Something for everyone" ...

Delightful traditional canal boat based in Hungerford. Public trips and private event charters.
Open 24 hours
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Thank you for very positive reaction to our earlier post about The Rose of Hungerford starting trips on Saturday, 22nd May. Here are some more details about the trips.
All of this, and more, can be found on The Rose's website,

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Following recent announcements we will be working hard to make sure that everything is ready to resume trips when regulations allow. News will be posted on all our social media sites (@theroseofhungerford) and on our website,

We are much looking forward to welcoming passeng...

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The Rose coped with heavy currents on her way to dry dock in Newbury last week where she sailed through her Out of Water Inspection and is now having her hull blacked. Many thanks to our stalwart Maintenance Manager and our skilled and enthusiastic crew. Stay safe and well and have a good journ...

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Memories of a busy summer afternoon at Wire Lock, between Hungerford and Kintbury, on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The Rose of Hungerford has just turned at the winding hole to begin her return journey to Hungerford Wharf and is waiting for two boats to come out of the lock.

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As Vera Lynn sang and The Queen said in a broadcast last year, ‘We’ll Meet Again’ …

We do know where, but we don’t know when. The Rose of Hungerford and her volunteer crew are monitoring the situation and rest assured that we will be back as soon as w...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Most of us are not sorry to say farewell to 2020; a difficult year for many but there were some good moments to look back on. Hope you enjoy this and here’s to a happy and healthy 2021. #happynewyear

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Before and after. Here is the finished version of The Rose of Hungerford’s Advent Calendar. Descriptions can be seen on our posts for the particular days.

Thank you to everyone for their likes and messages of support and encouragement along the way!

As Father Christmas says here ‘Merry Christmas from The Rose of Hungerford’.

A huge thank you to our volunteer crew, all the passengers and everyone who supports and follows us - we couldn’t do what we do without you.

Wherever you are - stay safe, stay healthy and look forward to seeing you in ...

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2 weeks ago
A most enjoyable and relaxing journey along forgotten water ways
- brian d
2 years ago
We had a lovely afternoon trip on the Canal. Mum is a not very mobile these days and the staff were so helpful and attentive. There was a wheelchair lift for more disabled passengers. Light refreshments available on board too. At the last lock, where they turned for the return journey, we were able to get off and watch the lock operating.
- Mandy L
3 months ago
Great part of the canal beautiful surroundings great for walking plenty to see
- Del S

The Rose of Hungerford

The Rose of Hungerford is a 55' traditional canal boat owned by The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.  As a charity, and run entirely by fully-trained volunteers, The Rose offers regular public trips and private event charters for up to 50 people.  With a large number of possible inside layouts she is the perfect venue for a variety of events. A warm welcome and good old-fashioned service awaits you on The Rose.

Bookings can be made online at, by telephone to 01380 721279 (weekday office hours) or in person at Fare Wise Travel, 19 High Street, Hungerford.

Wheelchair lift.

Other enquires please email 

More information on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Trip Advisor 

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Canal Walk
RG17 0EQ
United Kingdom

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