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Willow – Hotel Boat

Willow offers guests an enchanting cruise on the four counties ring with a gourmet experience capturing local ingredients sourced from the towpath

She cruises for eleven nights exploring the heart of England, from the Shropshire Union Canal through the rolling Cheshire Plains to the Trent and Mersey Canal, the Stafford and Worcestershire Canal and back to the ‘Shroppie’

The Four Counties Ring is one of the more rural cruising rings and is best savoured slowly.

Hotel Boat

Have you every wanted to cruise in a narrowboat without having the hassle of skippering, cooking, cleaning and washing the pots and pans?

Welcome to Willow her hosts Toni & Dean will give you that full experience.

Day Trips

Peaky Blinders Day Trips available for 6 people (Saturdays only)

Heading from the park, Wolverhampton top lock, you and your guests will be treated to a cruise into Birmingham city centre, home of the notorious Peaky Blinders

Cooking The Cut

Willow current galley head chef Dean Banner has been in the industry as a head chef for over three decades.

After selling his successful restaurant in Ludlow, Shropshire, he has spent the last 8 years applying his skills in Cornwall, Including a career as a head chef for Rick Stein

On Willow you will discover a relaxing way of holidaying

With a slower pace of life you will capture the serenity and beauty of the English canals, Willow gives guests nostalgia with her roses, castles and swans Canal art, with the allure of a traditional Perkins D3 engine.

Her spacious interior includes a rare glazed bow cover observation deck with seating, a saloon with open multi fuel stove providing radiators with full central heating, dinette for dining, double four poster bed, full en suite shower room and access to a fully stocked bar available evenings.

Single Occupancy Discount

Unlike other hotel boats ‘Willow’ offers space and privacy for two people, however Willow with her double bed set up considers single occupancy at discount.