• The Beer Boat

    Carriers of real ale, wine & cider. A Canal & River Trust and Local Authority approved

    Off-Licence Premises. Selling & searching for the best locally produced products.


    We are a narrowboat Off-licence.

    We sell real ale, wine and cider at festivals, weddings & events - at the canalside - to lovers of local produce. We cruise the canals, visiting the best of breweries, cider makers and vineyards to bring their produce to our customers along the way.



    We are John & Helen, husband and wife team. We hired many different boats over the years, bought our first boat in 2007, and then finished building a new one in 2015 - The Beer Boat.

    Always on the lookout for new beer, wine and cider and fantastic places to visit.




    This changes depending on the areas we visit, the independent breweries, cider makers and vineyards we are supporting at the time and the taste of our customers. If you would like more details, be sure to follow our instagram page - where we regularly update the stock we have on offer.

    Alternatively click here


    Depending on the time of year, the events we may be attending or the journeys we decide to take - we could be anywhere on the system. For updates of where we are - check our facebook page and our instagram account for regular updates. We could be on a canal near you, pop by & say hello.

  • What We Sell

    Available Now

    Vale of Welton Cider


    Proper Cider we love too!

    • Vale of Welton
    • Superb Cider from Welton Village
    • Saxby's Cider
    • Delicious Ciders made with love.
    • Celtic Marches
    • Authentic Herefordshire Cider from Bishops Frome
    • Westons Cider
    • Another Herefordshire Favourite
    • Plus more arriving soon.
    • Currently holding up to 14 varieties of Cider from all these makers
    • More info soon



    Welland Valley Wines


    English Wines



  • Where are we now & where are we going


    When at Welton Haven we are usually cleaning, maintaining or re-stocking the boat and are unavailable for sales, however please feel free to message us for information.



    Due to the majority of Canalside events being cancelled this year we have concentrated on doing pop-ups along the Grand Union Canal and Leicester Line of the Grand Union.

    We have a fantastic collection of bottled Real Ale, Wine & Cider on offer, if you see us just wave and flag us down, or moor alongside or near us to purchase any of our products.

    We are currently heading northbound as of Monday 17th August we are at Bugbrooke, updates will follow with new locations.





    We will have measures in place to protect both the public and ourselves. Initially we will be using a full perspex screen through which we can take orders and payments, with items bagged and placed at a collection point on the front deck for customers to collect. We will monitor the area around the boat for good social distancing and would ask customers not to congregate near the boat but queue 2m apart. We would prefer Card or phone payments but are happy to accept cash.

    Thank you for your co-operation









  • Photos & Videos

    Quench That Thirst

    Saxbys cider Harvest 2016

    No messing about here, straight from the orchard into the pressing machine!!


    This is a journey, and like most canal boats its a slow journey, the story of how the Beer Boat was started and some of the trips and events along the way.

  • Contact Us

    Click below if you have a question, a comment, or would just like to get in touch.




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