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River Stour Trust Boat Trips
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“henny swan”(17 reviews)
“relaxing trip”(4 reviews)
“lunch cruise”(3 reviews)
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...more
Quay Lane | The Granary, Babergh District CO10 2AN, England
+44 1787 313199
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

No white water but (given a little sunshine) a sweet gentle flow through very pretty Suffolk/Essex trees, fields, sky and wild life. Calm and restful for elderly and babes. Especially if arranged to refresh the inner man at the Henny Swan turn around and give...More

Thank Jeanmas2015
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spent a few hours along the River Stour Knowledgeable friendly people (Steve & Stuart) Relaxed enjoyable trip

Thank irhudson
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We booked a private charter to share with friends. The weather was glorious and we all thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing trip along the river stour. Having lived in the area all my life I feel slightly embarrassed that I’ve never explored this stretch of the...More

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were disappointed that the lunch cruises were booked up for months in advance, so opted for non landing trip instead. The staff were friendly, the boat was well maintained and the route was beautiful

Thank gems_ingle
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Chugging along the stour on a lovely sunny day is truly idyllic. Would recommend this to anyone it is so enjoyable.

Thank Moatedge
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A group of friends enjoyed this trip on a warm Saturday. We cruised up the river to the Henny Sawn, where we stayed for 2hours before making the return trip. The sunny weather made this an enjoyable and relaxing trip, it was great to forget...More

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RST1968, Administrator at River Stour Trust Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Henny Swan Lunch Cruise experience. We are very lucky to have a great team of volunteers and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Best to go on a warm day but you have to book normally in advance and the weather can not always comply ! but thats England for you ,trip long enough and if you book lunch at the Swan it makes a pleasant day out

2  Thank david V
Reviewed 7 November 2017

An enchanting trip on a river. Lovely way to pass time. Have a cup of tea and piece of cake at the end

Thank NannyD31216
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Went on this local facility, knowledgeable staff, scenic river cruise and a lot of information about the history and area by the staff. Extremely well managed. We booked a trip stopping at Henry Swan for lunch then picked up for return journey. There is a...More

Thank ralphm754
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This trip was organised by a friend. We were on Rosette and there were four of us on this boat. A very nice relaxing trip on the river. The boats have covers so if it should be raining you will not get wet!! In the...More

Thank Lorraine C
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5 October 2018|
Response from RST1968 | Property representative |
Hello, You have a couple of options for enjoying a trip aboard one of our boats this Saturday 6 October. We are offering half hour non-landing round trips at Sudbury and Flatford (see below). Fares are £5 per adult... More
24 July 2017|
Response from RST1968 | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately our Sudbury boats do not have scheduled boat trips on weekdays (except during August on Wednesday afternoons, 12pm-4pm). If you wold like a weekday in September then it would need to be a... More
Tess I
11 July 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