Your recent holiday on Tyne - Grith from Whitchurch Marina

Excellent service and very helpful

Your recent holiday on Goose - White Fronted Goose from Hilperton

Very poor with support when we had some wire caught around the propeller. We were told 'we don't come out for that, we advise you use the bread knife onboard.' It took us two hours in the pouring rain up to our elbows in filthy canal water to free it.

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Sea Eagle from Hilperton

Loved the boat it has obviously been maintained to a very high standard one would not have guessed that it was ten years old. The experience was let down by poor boat preparation. We discovered on the first night that there were only three milk pan size saucepans. Response from the boatyard was excellent and came out to us the next day with proper size saucepans and a frying pan. On the fourth day of our week we had to have one of the toilets pumped out; the other needed pumping out early the next day something that we skipped and the four of us used the one toilet. Again the response from the boatyard was excellent no quibble about refunding our pump out cost. Good boat preparation would have earned an excellent rating for the whole holiday. The staff at the boatyard were all extremely pleasant and helpful. There were several boat design niggles; there was, for example, no lighting that shone into the wardrobes. These niggles were minor and just comments to be addressed perhaps in the next boat design iteration. I hope that this does not come across as a negative diatribe as we really enjoyed our holiday and would happily use the company again.

Your recent holiday on Medway - Ragnar from Whitchurch Marina

one stare deducted as the bedding smelt very unpleasant.

Your recent holiday on Gull - Ivory Gull from Hilperton

Love the holiday on the narrowboat! The staff are friendly and helpful. and the processing are swift. We are the first timers yet the staff give helpful details and tips so that we have a good short break. The only satisfaction is the WIFI reception along the canal was quite bad and most of the time, we could not get connections.

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Rock Bunting from Alvechurch

Overall excellent service

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Village Weaver from Aldermaston Wharf

A well designed, smart boat with thoughtful touches like towels included and a good layout. Loved the shower. The thermocouple failed on the grill but we managed OK. Pretty easy to steer and control the boat. Friendly staff. Good value for money.

Your recent holiday on Gull - Black Headed Gull from Whitchurch Marina

We arrived early and were dealt with straight away. No waiting. Brian showed us the boat and was very thorough and he is such a nice chap as well. Explained everything carefully and we left the marina feeling confident.

Your recent holiday on Warbler - River Warbler from Anderton

An experience i have always dreamed about. Especially travelling on my Great [x3] Edwin Clark's lift. I must admit I as quite tearful as we farewelled "River Warbler"

Your recent holiday on Heron - Purple Heron from Wrenbury

Lovely holiday. Weather best ever in 17 trips. Boat performed fine with no problems. Lovely relaxing week. Did not travel too far, unlike. Our usual epic voyages!

Your recent holiday on Gosling - Capercaillie from Falkirk

More draconian route then English waterway's, otherwise boat & handover good.

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Orange Weaver from Falkirk

Although we have travelled numerous times before with ABC on thier popular Weaver class, this boat was not up to thier usual standard. It hadn't been adequately cleaned, smelt of vomit in the rear cabin. Many of the features on newer versions were missing and some of the equipment was substandard.

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Clarks Grebe from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Your boat lock,bridge,educators[Paul was ours] removed all my wifes worries about managing the tasks ahead.The presentation of the boat was perfect.Everything worked perfectly. We slept well in the two mattress double bed.We found the shower to be the only hassle but we learnt to use it efficiently.

Your recent holiday on Gull - Herring Gull from Alvechurch

This was our third holiday with ABC and it lived up to our expectations. Friendly helpful staff, had a fantastic holiday !

Your recent holiday on Wren - Sedge Wren from Hilperton

lovely boat, fantastic team but just a little more thought could have been given to the layout e.g. the table in the cabin could have had a fold down flap as it was so hard to squeeze past it when in a hurry -mooring etc. Also the kitchen walk through would have been easier if slimmer cupboards had been used.

Your recent holiday on Gull - Mediterranean Gull from Hilperton

Lovely boat, everything required. Very friendly and helpful staff - as always.

Your recent holiday on Owl - Short Eared Owl from Union Wharf

An excellent trip!! The boat was all ready, very clean & well kitted out when we collected it. The teaching session was really thorough & also eased our nerves as first time boaters! Would definitely use ABC again :)

Your recent holiday on Goose - Andean Goose from Gayton

We had never been on a canal boat before and the boat was very comfortable even for 8 people. The staff at the marina reassured us and prepared us very well for taking the barge on the canal. We had an amazing weekend and made many memories

Your recent holiday on Goose - Red Breasted Goose from Alvechurch

The fold down seat in the dining area was not level and retracted very fast. Bed in dining area tricky to erect.

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Olive Thrush from Hilperton

We had a great time, the boat was perfect for our needs and the weather was superb. We also enjoyed the route we took through Bath and into Bristol.

Reply from ABC Boat Hire:

Thank you for your excellent review following your recent canal boat holiday with ABC Boat Hire from Hilperton Marina on the Thrush class boat


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