Article supplied by Kennet & Avon Canal Trust
As part of our work to Protect, Enhance and Promote the Kennet & Avon Canal, we provide a number of attractions and visitor facilities to help you enjoy a visit to this beautiful canal.
Canal Trip Boats Public and Charters
Kenavon Venture, Devizes wide beam trip boat
Barbara McLellan, Bradford on Avon wide beam trip boat (with wheel chair lift)
The Rose of Hungerford, Hungerford wide beam trip boat (with wheel chair lift)
Jubilee Narrow trip boat, New bury
After a slow walk along the towpath, you might be ready for some refreshment. We work in partnership with professional caterers in 4 locations to make sure you can be sure of great quality food and drinks whenever you visit.
Bradford on Avon Wharf Team Rooms
Victoria Kisioglu and her team run the Wharf Team Rooms in a beautiful old canal cottage with an award winning garden.
Devizes Wharf Tea Rooms
Keith and Margaret have a beautiful cafe and shop located in our historic bonded warehouse alongside the K&A museum. Wide ranging menu from snacks to Sunday roasts and pre-theatre dinner.
The Engineman’s Rest Cafe at Crofton
Wonderful lunches and cakes to die for. Our beautiful site and Crofton is always worth a visit
Tea Shop by the Canal The Stone Building on Newbury Wharf is Quaint and cosy inside, and plenty of canal side seating outside, Newbury is a great place for breakfast, lunch or a quick coffee while you watch the canal go by. Aldermaston Tea Rooms The only canal side cafe east of Newbury walkers and visitors can have coffee and delicious lunches.
Learn about the K&A at:
The K&A museum in Devizes
A fascinating collection of artefacts, displays and models that explain how the canal came to be built, why it fell into dereliction, and the amazing story of its restoration. Open most days. Entry by donation. Gift shop in the Trust offices and the tea rooms.
The World’s Oldest Steam Engine . . .
Still doing its original job in its original location. Learn how you can build a canal over a hill and why the canal was able to pass over the Savernake Forest at our wonderful icon of the industrial revolution at Crofton.
Newbury Canal Information Centre
Located upstairs at the Stone Building, the Canal Information Centre is dedicated to restoration pioneer, John Gould. There are information boards explaining the canal from past to present and other information material for visitors to peruse. The John Gould Room is open to the public daily from 10am to 4pm, unless there is a function taking place. Call the café on:
Tel: 01635 522609 to check before you travel.
More information available on our main website:-
Telephone: 01380 721279