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

Delightful traditional canal boat based in Hungerford. Public trips and private event charters.
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Perfect weather for a trip on The Rose of Hungerford - temperature ✓, sunshine ✓, gentle breeze ✓, rain very unlikely ✓.

Some seats left for the 11.30am and 2.30pm trips today and this coming weekend. All details at

Great value: tickets £8/£9 adults, £4/£5 childre...

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Bovine gongoozlers at Marsh Lock just MOOching around as The Rose of Hungerford passed through last weekend.

From cows to kingfishers you never know what you might see while enjoying a trip on The Rose of Hungerford on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Next public trip 1130 tomorrow morning. Private c...

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Golden morning for a very special charter. The crew of The Rose of Hungerford look forward to welcoming a 50th wedding anniversary party today. What better way to celebrate than with a good long trip along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Hungerford. Public trips as normal this afternoon and tomo...

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Trudi Arnold took this photograph of The Rose of Hungerford in Wire Lock, Avington on the Kennet and Avon Canal between Hungerford and Kintbury. Many thanks to her for posting her photographs on The Rose of Hungerford’s Google Page together with a much-appreciated 5* review of her recent trip o...

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Thanks to Angie Miles for sending this lovely sunny photograph of The Rose of Hungerford on her home mooring at Hungerford Wharf, which she took last weekend.

The Rose and her crew are ready and looking forward to welcoming passengers on 7 trips this Bank Holiday weekend - 5 public trips and 2 p...

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Last minute change of plan and The Rose went west to Froxfield yesterday instead of Kintbury. A very enjoyable trip for all. Our passengers were treated to a delicious tea onboard provided by The Tutti Pole. and the crew, some old hands and one new, enjoyed a busy afternoon and were still smilin...

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Nothing like a nice cup of tea to start the day …
Come onboard The Rose of Hungerford and enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks from our licensed bar as well as the delights of a trip along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Hungerford. Details at or call in to Fare Wise Travel in...

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3 weeks ago
Absolutely Amazing Experience If you are visiting Hungerford, then you must NOT miss out on a trip on board The Rose of Hungerford boat along the Kennet and Avon canal from Hungetford Wharf. We initially had issues booking online, however this was soon resolved, with great customer service. The crew are made up of volunteers, including the two Tony's (Captain Tony) and two John's for our trip. Their knowledge and wealth of experience was invaluable. We learnt ever so much and were even able to assist in working the locks. We took the afternoon trip, 2 and half hours.. it was certainly value for money, only £9 each. You can enjoy refreshments on board, including hot drinks and alcohol, there is even a clean toilet. Utterly amazing eperience and one not to be missed. Thank you all for making this so wonderful.
- Trudi A
2 months ago
We were staying at Warners Littlecote House and took this boat trip in Hungerford just 5 minute drive away. It was delightful , very friendly and helpful staff (all volunteers) we went through a lock and learned about the use of the history of the canal . Pre booking only at the moment, easy parking and additional car park 5 mins away in church street, well worth a trip, £8 each.
- Wendy G
a month ago
Better second time around with less covid restrictions
- George P

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 (this is currently limited to around 20 due to covid restrictions).  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 or in person at Fare Wise Travel, 19 High Street, Hungerford.

We regret that the wheelchair lift is currently out of action due to covid restrictions.

Other enquiries please email

More information and photographs are on The Rose of Hungerford’s page on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Trip Advisor and Linkedin and also on the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust website at

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Canal Walk
RG17 0EQ
United Kingdom

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