Pub lunch and river cruise


Enjoy the stunning panoramic scenery along the River Colne to the picturesque riverside village of Wivenhoe. The trip from Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe takes 45mins then 2 hours in Wivenhoe including lunch then return on ferry to Brightlingsea.

With its narrow streets and quaint buildings, Wivenhoe makes a great day out. It has been home to many famous people including Joan Hickson who played Miss Marple. Numerous artists and journalists have and do live here, giving the town its flamboyant, artistic atmosphere. Right on the banks of the river Colne, the towns history centres on fishing, ship building and smuggling.

Included in the price is a delicious main meal at the renowned Black Buoy Inn which is steeped in maritime history. The pub is 300 years old and is Rural pub of the year five years running and in 2020 Colchester & North East Essex Camra Pub Of The Year. 

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Adult ticket £27.50 Child 12 or under £23.50

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Pub Lunch River Cruise

Type:Boat Trips

Brightlingsea Boat Trips & Foot Ferry, Harbour Office, 4 Copperas Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Essex, CO7 0AP

Tel: 01206 302200

Opening Times

Season (28 June 2022)
Season (29 June 2022)
Season (30 June 2022)