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Bancroft Cruisers

Bridgefoot | Crown Plaza Stratford, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England
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Really enjoyable cruise

My friend and I plus two Dalmatians spent a delightful hour on their beautiful boat yesterday... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
skdalmatian
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Delightful Private Hen Boat

We planned ahead a cruise for 20 ladies on a hen do and it was the perfect activity for the morning... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lydia B
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The best 45 minute sightseeing cruise in Stratford upon Avon!! We offer excellent sightseeing cruises and we're the only company to have a boat with a licensed bar, wonderful cream teas and a Live commentary by our own on-board guides. Our guides share the history - and the amusing unknown history - of Stratford & Shakespeare during your cruise. We're a family business that operates 365 days a year, river conditions permitting. We can also cater for private parties - birthdays, hen parties, anniversaries, Christmas, schools & coach groups - we do just about everything! Our cruises are popular with local residents and tourists alike.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cream tea” (38 reviews)
“river cruise” (21 reviews)
“great trip” (16 reviews)
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Bridgefoot | Crown Plaza Stratford, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YR, England

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I plus two Dalmatians spent a delightful hour on their beautiful boat yesterday morning. My friend had rung to book and the owner even came to find us when we got ourselves lost finding the mooring! The owners were very friendly and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We planned ahead a cruise for 20 ladies on a hen do and it was the perfect activity for the morning after the night before! We had a delightful, scenic cruise for 90 minutes past the sites of Stratford-Upon-Avon and through the beautiful countryside (including...More

Thank Lydia B
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We decided to take a river boat cruise on the spur of the moment.My brother rang and booked afternoon tea for the four of us. Our mistake, we were waiting at the wrong place, however after a phone call asking where the boat was, they...More

3  Thank Robert B
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hello Robert B, We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. We're glad we got you on-board in the end and that you enjoyed your hot drinks and the sights of lovely...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We all enjoyed our trip on the Bancroft cruiser it was an ideal way to pass an hour on a cold and damp February day. Fiona was a very knowledgeable guide and regaled us with several interesting tales whilst supplying us with hot drinks and...More

Thank Vanessa P
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hello Vanessa P, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're so glad you and your pooches had such a great time and that we helped to keep you warm, dry and happy on a drizzly day. Hope to see you again soon. Kind...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you’ve got an hour to spare during your visit to Stratford u Avon, I can thoroughly recommend taking a river trip on a canal boat with Bancroft Cruisers. We booked a tour with them last Wednesday (14th Feb 2018) and as a delightfully generous...More

1  Thank John D
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi John D, What a fabulous review! Thank you! We love receiving such great feedback. We may even adopt the term 'cabin boy' for Toby permanently ;) We're so glad Bancroft Cruisers helped to make your Valentine's day memorable. Thanks again for taking the time...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We are two couples enjoying a weekend away in Stratford. As the weather was inclement we weren't sure a boat trip would be on the cards but it was and in an all enclosed boat too. It was so nice to board and have a...More

Thank A S
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi there A S, Thank you for such a great review! We're so happy you had such a successful trip aboard the Rita Ellen and that you enjoyed your coffees and commentary. We'd love to welcome you back on-board for one of our delicious cream...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We have recently visited Stratford and unfortunately we're unable to experience the afternoon tea on the Bancroft Cruise due to unforeseen circumstances. As an apology Fiona booked the four of us into a lovely tea room with a delicious cream tea (Four Teas) free of...More

Thank jasonheaford
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi there jasonheaford, Thanks so much for coming on and taking the time to leave such a positive review. We really appreciate your understanding and we're so glad you enjoyed your time in Stratford and your delicious cream teas. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Very disappointed. I have been trying to book with Bancroft for several weeks but they don't seem to want our business. We have emailed 3 times & phoned twice. On the third phone call they said they had booked us in and would send an...More

3  Thank Sue H
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CaptainBancroft, General Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Zoe. I called and spoke to you today. I explained that your booking had been confirmed over the telephone, had been in the diary since we spoke and confirmation email sent. Sadly the email address I used was incorrect. Apologies. I was a little...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We arranged an Afternoon tea for two very special people, it went seamlessly well, the food was delightful, and the cruise was breath taking. Fiona was an absolute pleasure, totally lovely owner nothing is to much trouble. Thank you so much we appreciate everything, real...More

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Thank SarahJane B
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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi again SarahJane B, Fiona's daughter, Lana, here. Thank you again for your kind words and for taking the time to acknowledge Fiona's hard work and for recommending Bancroft Cruisers so highly. We'd absolutely love to see you again. Kind regards, Lana, Guest Relations

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We arranged for 2 very special people to have an afternoon tea on Bancroft Cruises , it was such a wonderful experience, Fiona was lovely and couldn't have done more; the trip was a total please and the food was delightful, the price is absolutely...More

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CaptainBancroft, Guest Relations Manager at Bancroft Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi Sarah-jane B, Thank you for your lovely words! We are so happy you had such a wonderful time with us and so glad that the trip was such a success. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again in the...More

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Donna A
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Response from sueralph1 | Reviewed this property |
they have a website that may tell you
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26 May 2017|
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Response from CaptainBancroft | Property representative |
Hi IainIsm, We do indeed. It's a hydraulic platform from the mooring into the cabin. When are you thinking of coming to see us? Fiona
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Response from CaptainBancroft | Property representative |
Good morning, yes we have a toilet onboard and washing facilities. Kind wishes, Fiona
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