The Newbury Branch is based at the Stone Building beside the Canal on Newbury’s historic wharf and keeps an eye on the canal from Kintbury to Woolhampton. The Branch’s trip boat Jubilee runs trips from The Wharf throughout the boating season.
If you would like to get involved in the Newbury Branch activities, from crewing the boat to helping at the Festival, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Our trip boat Jubilee has operated in Newbury since 2012. The boat is crewed by trained volunteers who enjoy sharing the delights of the Kennet & Avon canal. Jubilee provides public trips throughout the summer months. We particularly enjoy our themed trips aimed at children such as our Pirate, Halloween and Santa trips.
Teashop by the Canal
The Grade II listed Stone Building in Newbury Wharf houses the Teashop by the Canal. It is open daily for light refreshments, cakes, sandwiches, ice creams and canal gifts.
With outdoor seating overlooking the canal it’s the perfect place to enjoy the waterway, waving to the boats as they pass by.
The John Gould Room
Opened in 2014, the John Gould Room is upstairs above the cafe at the Stone Building. Designed as a Canal Information Centre, you can find out more about the canal from past to present. The room is a result of many hours of work by volunteers; from ideas and design, though woodwork and painting, to content and pictures and much in between.
The John Gould Room is open to the public during the cafe opening times, unless there is a function taking place.
If you would like to hire the space for a meeting or special occasion please email email@example.com
New for this year
From 7th June to 7th September we will be running a summer season of weekly evening trips (on either Thursday or Friday) which will incorporate our “bubbly cruises”, gin tasting cruises (with award winning Gee Gee Gins) and beer tasting cruises (with the Inn at Home).