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The Lady Lena

Bathampton, United Kingdom
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About The Lady Lena
The Lady Lena is a beautiful, majestic, electric Victorian River launch available for exclusive private hire cruises on the tranquil Kennet and Avon canal in Bath. This is a family owned business , who are also the crew, so have in-depth knowledge of the canal and the boat's own story having rescued her from becoming a bonfire in 1980. She is fitted out to provide you with every comfort , fully carpeted, cushioned, where you can sit back with your glass of complimentary champagne on arrival and either enjoy the peace or listen to the stories of her restoration or the tales of life on the canals. The family have first hand knowledge as the captain's father helped save the canals in the first place. You can also order homemade cream teas, a speciality of the boat, where you have a choice of 5 different loose leaf teas to accompany this, 2 made by local businesses. The journeys can range from 2 hrs to 5 hrs and you have a choice of pick up places, either in Bath or at Bathampton,.
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Explore632568 wrote a review Oct 9
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner struggles with breathing due to 20% lung capacity. We were lucky enough to get married and spent a couple of days in Bath for our honeymoon. I was recommended Lady Luna by a rival company due to my partner only able to manage walking short distances to embark. I spoke with Helen just a couple of days before we arrived in Bath, she was wonderful and rapidly sorted out our cruise. Jenks was the host on the day and looked after us so well. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and experienced a wonderful memorable honeymoon cruise. The cruise included champagne, elderflower drinks, the most delicious cream tea which included Helen's homemade scone ( these could win awards they were so fresh and tasty). Thank you so much for making our honeymoon very special and memorable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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HEC2308 wrote a review Aug 2020
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom37 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband booked afternoon tea on the Lady Lena as a surprise for my 40th birthday and what a lovely surprise it was. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and the champagne was a wonderful addition. Helen and Jenks are the perfect hosts and so knowledgable about the area. We enjoyed 2 hours of gentle cruising along the canal to the aqueduct with a wonderful cream tea served by Helen. It really was a fabulous afternoon and we will definitely do it again. Thank you for a unique and memorable experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Thank you very much for this warm and dare I say it 'glowing' review! We are grateful that you took the time to share this.
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Richard W wrote a review Aug 2020
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The trip started off with a lovely welcome to a nice, spacious seating area under a canopy. The adults were given a glass of champagne, and the kids were given a glass of elderflower. The people were very friendly, polite and knowledgeable about the local area, explaining things and answering our questions in great detail. Despite the heavy rain we kept nice and dry under the canopy. The cream tea was delightful, with freshly made scones, jam and cream. A Wonderful experience for the whole family. From Tom (age 9)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Jenkyn K, Owner at The Lady Lena
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Wow, our youngest reviewer yet, how proud are we?! Thank you very much for your super kind words, we really enjoyed showing you all the interesting things there are to see on our canal, and loved your enthusiasm.
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absdavis1988 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
A group of 10 of us went on Lady Lena for a 2 hour cruise early evening for our friends Hen Party. It was excellent, everyone loved the tranquility and was such a great setting to have some champagne and prosecco whilst enjoying a good natter and listening to some music. Helen and Jenks were wonderful hosts and we all felt very comfortable and welcome. A highlight of our weekend in Bath. I would recommend to all!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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snigglecleet wrote a review Sep 2019
preston159 contributions70 helpful votes
We spent a wonderful couple of hours on the Lady Lena in the company of Helen and Jenks. The weather was perfect and we were made comfortable whilst being treated to some quaint stories along the way, courtesy of Helen. However the pinnacle had to be the lovely cream tea with its abundance of scones. Sadly, we couldn’t finish them all! This was a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon and was appreciated by all.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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