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River Stour Trust Boat Trips

Quay Lane | The Granary, Babergh District CO10 2AN, England
+44 1787 313199
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Pointless 30 minute boat trip

Went on the 30 minute boat trip at Flatford. We had thought that the volunteer would have given us... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lovely Trip

We had a lovely trip on the Henny Swan Lunch Cruise. The trip was an hour each way from Sudbury to... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2017
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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River Stour Trust is a volunteer-led registered charity dedicated to restoring & conserving the River Stour Navigation for all. The river has a long history with scenes of the working river immortalised in John Constable’s famous paintings. Our silent, eco-friendly electric boats include a restored Stour Lighter & are the ideal way to ‘Discover Constable's River’ at Sudbury, Flatford & Dedham.
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Quay Lane | The Granary, Babergh District CO10 2AN, England
+44 1787 313199
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on the 30 minute boat trip at Flatford. We had thought that the volunteer would have given us more interesting information about Constable - not really. He made a sarcastic remark about our home town when he found out we came from Grimsby. There...More

Thank GrimsbyLou
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely trip on the Henny Swan Lunch Cruise. The trip was an hour each way from Sudbury to the Henny Swan and back along the beautiful waterway. The crew (Brenda and Keith) looked after us wonderfully and we had a great day....More

1  Thank helena_baker
RST1968, Administrator at River Stour Trust Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank you for your kind review that I shall ensure this is sahred with the volunteers in question. It is a lovely trip and made all the better by our friendly volunteers and a good does of lovely weather! I hope you will come see...More

Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Moved to area in last few months. Took a short trip with ten year old granddaughter, from the Granary. Staff - all volunteers I think - could not have been nicer - not to mention full of interesting facts. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Satisco
Reviewed January 20, 2017

You are welcomed to the Quay (coffee or tea available) and then board you boat. Then just relax with your group of friends as the very quiet boat takes you through lovely contryside and skipper points out items of interest and answers questions you may...More

2  Thank Howard M
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Who would have thought that in Constable Country you could enjoy a river trip just yards from that famous scene in the 'Hay Wain'. The volunteers are so well informed, helpful and pleasant. Boarding one of these electrically powered boats, reminiscent I thought of the...More

1  Thank salsa13
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Wife and I invited friends over to Sudbury for Sunday lunch with a difference. What time shall we get to you they asked? 10a:m I said. What? Why so early? You'll see when you get here. A quick walk from our place in Ballingdon to...More

3  Thank bosuser
Reviewed September 4, 2016

This casual boat ride runs on the weekends from May to October. Boats hold up to 12 adults, so it's easy to chat with the captain. The two volunteers on the boat were locals and gave us great I site into the area and the...More

Thank silvana C
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

A lovely welcome upon arrival,a lovely cup of coffee before we boarded. A very knowledgeable crew who pointed out all points of interest. It was sunny on trip out,rained on trip back..but it is England. Lovely way to spend a few hours on a Sunday...More

Thank michelleAshen
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I decided to book a night away for my partner because he'd had a few stressful weeks and I wanted to treat him and get away from the London smoke, busy lifestyle as one would. I found a deal on groupon (non related to the...More

9  Thank KeepITthrill
RST1968, Company Secretary at River Stour Trust Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016

Further to our earlier response, we have now had time to investigate further and would like to add The Trust was dismayed to learn that what should have been a lovely experience on the river, proved to be so unpleasant. Nothing should have been nicer...More

Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Three of us hired a rowing boat from Dedham Boathouse down to Flatford Mill. The trip took about three hours allowing us time to disembark at Flatford Mill for a look at Bridge Cottage and to have a coffee at the coffee shop. The youngest...More

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Tess I
July 11, 2016|
Response from RST1968 | Property representative |
Hello, We do allow dogs onboard our trips (subject to the agreement of other passengers on the same trip). The fare for a dog on all our trips is £1.00. I hope you will be able to enjoy a trip with us. More information... More