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John Rennie Restaurant Boat

Sydney Wharf
Bathwick Hill
Bath
Somerset
BA2 4EL
John Rennie Restaurant Boat

About

''The John Rennie” is Bath’s most luxurious floating restaurant and entertainment venue on the canal for private parties of 20 - 50 guests. She’s a broad beam boat so there is ample space on board for everyone. There’s a flexible seating layout in the main saloon, which is glass sided, affording delightful views as the countryside drifts past. There’s also an open deck at the front where you can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

“The John Rennie” offers the perfect venue for every occasion, whether it be a social club outing, office party, wedding reception, anniversary celebration, stag / hen parties, business conference or corporate entertainment. The main saloon is centrally heated offering the opportunity to cruise all year round. There’s also a range of special evenings available offering everything from Jazz on a summer’s evening to special Christmas Parties. Alternatively, you can organise your own musical entertainment from singers, soloists, bands or just your own music playlist using a CD, ipod or iphone. Each cruise can be tailor made to your requirements using your own decorations, flowers, music & entertainment

From her moorings at Sydney Wharf, a mere 10 minute stroll from the centre of Georgian Bath she cruises the Kennet and Avon Canal through the beautiful Limply Stoke Valley as far as Avoncliffe crossing the historic Dundas aquaeduct.

On board you will find a fully glazed saloon area with fully fitted carpets, toilets, central heating and a variety of table layouts to suit your occasion. There is a fully fitted kitchen and a well stocked bar. All meals are prepared on board from fresh ingredients purchased locally. Our kitchen allows us to offer a variety of menus ranging from canapés, sandwiches, platters, cold & hot themed buffets, cream teas, barbeques, hog roasts, two course roast meals, desserts to extensive three course meals. We also serve Valentines meals and Christmas party meals during the winter. Our varied wine list features selected wines from all over the world that are directly imported from the vineyards for us; there’s also a fully stocked bar on board.

Over the past 20 years “The John Rennie” has been host to a wide variety of clients – from the aristocracy to pop stars, from business folk to hen parties & brides at wedding receptions.
Cruises last for 2 ½, 4, 4½ or 6 hours although all programmes are flexible and because we are a covered boat we operate all year.

In the summer months we offer a Sunday public cream tea trip that departs at 1.00 p.m and returns for 5 p.m. If you are thinking of booking the boat then this is an excellent way of seeing the boat in operation or alternatively come down and visit at your convenience.


Every Sunday afternoon during June / July / August & September we are running a Sunday public trip from Bath Narrowboats, Bathwick Hill along the Kennet & Avon Canal out of Bath through the historic Limpley Stoke Valley. We run the trips departing 0100 and returning 1700. It's a four hour leisurely cruise where we serve delicious homemade scones with clotted cream and tea. The cost for an adult is
£ 12.00( including the cream tea ) and children ( 14 years or under ) £ 8.00 ( including one scone, jam & butter with fruit juice) .
We can carry up to 50 people but we advise you to book your seat to avoid disappointment so you can book as many seats as you like or the whole boat.

Telephone 01225 447 276 to reserve.

Public Transport Directions

From the bus station, the buses number 264 or 26 run run every 20 minutes during the week along the river, across the pultney bridge and down great pultney way towards the Holborne museum. When the bus arrives at the end of pultney way near the museum, hop off and walk safely along the road away from the Holbourne museum towards the roundabout ( 100 metres ). At the roundabout turn left and walk 50 metres up Bathwick hill. Bath Narrowboats and the wharf are on your left opposite the ‘Tesco express’.

Road Directions

From the M4 Motorway

Leave the motorway at junction 18 and follow the signs south to Bath on the A46. Turn onto the A4 at the large roundabout on the outskirts of Bath. Follow the sign towards the city centre. Turn left at the second set of traffic lights (ignoring the light controlled pedestrian crossingsand the entrance to Morrisons Supermarket). The road will be signposted A4 Bristol. At the next set of traffic lights follow the road right towards Bristol, do not turn left onto the A36 towards Warminster. At the next roundabout, next to a church turn left. You will then be on Bathwick Hill.

About 300 yards up the hill you will see “The Moorings” a new retirement home on your left and a row of shops on your right. The entrance to Sydney Wharf is along the passageway to the right of the front door into 'The Moorings'. Look out for the two brown 'Bath Narrowboats' signs fixed to the street lamps to show you the way in.

Regrettably we can only park cars off road or by special permit by prior arrangement. Parking is not always easy on the roads surrounding Sydney Wharf so please watch the time allowance shown on the signs adjacent to the street parking bays.

From Bristol and the M5

Leave the M5 at junction 18 and follow the signs to Bath A4 through Bristol, Keynsham and Saltford to Bath. Stay on the A4 around the outskirts of Bath. The railway will cross the road twice. There are traffic lights at the second crossing, stay on the A4 at this point but turn right at the next roundabout and up Bathwick Hill

About 300 yards up the hill you will see “The Moorings” a new retirement home on your left and a row of shops on your right. The entrance to Sydney Wharf is along the passageway to the right of the front door into 'The Moorings'. Look out for the two brown 'Bath Narrowboats' signs fixed to the street lamps to show you the way in.

Regrettably we can only park cars off road or by special permit by prior arrangement. Parking is not always easy on the roads surrounding Sydney Wharf so please watch the time allowance shown on the signs adjacent to the street parking bays.

From Warminster and the South

Follow the A36 from Warminster to Bath. Bear right at the bottom of North Road, still following the A36, to the junction with the A4. Turn left onto the A4 (signposted Bristol). Take the first exit at the next roundabout onto Bathwick Hill.

About 300 yards up the hill you will see “The Moorings” a new retirement home on your left and a row of shops on your right. The entrance to Sydney Wharf is along the passageway to the right of the front door into 'The Moorings'. Look out for the two brown 'Bath Narrowboats' signs fixed to the street lamps to show you the way in.

Regrettably we can only park cars off road or by special permit by prior arrangement. Parking is not always easy on the roads surrounding Sydney Wharf so please watch the time allowance shown on the signs adjacent to the street parking bays.

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Tel: +44 (0) 1225 447276

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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