Pub & Paddle Picnic Boat

Taking the Pub and Paddle Picnic Boat for a row is a great way to see Norwich from a completely different perspective! Please note this is not a canoe but a rowing boat – much bigger than our canoes and therefore perfect for enjoying a picnic in the boat and also for those of you who like a bigger, and therefore more stable :-), boat.

Starting from the Red Lion pub on Bishopgate you row your way into the city – past Cow Tower, underneath the Jarrolds Bridge and Whitefriars Bridge, along Quayside and plenty more historic bridges and interesting places.

After you’ve rowed for about an hour we suggest you take a break and enjoy a delicious picnic! Drop you anchor, fold out your table and tuck in. We supply you with delicious foods enough to satisfy your party of 2-4 people. After you’ve demolished your picnic, soaked up some sun (hey, we can dream) and had a nice rest, it’s time to get back to work and row back to the Pub and Paddle launch spot.

The Pub and Paddle Picnic Boat is a great activity for friends, family or a casual date! You have the rowing boat for 3 hours and the price includes your picnic.

Sample Picnic Menu:

  • Sweet & Salty popcorn mix
  • Red spicy houmous
  • Multiseed flatbread thins
  • Sundried tomato and mozzarella tarts
  • Mixed olives with herbs
  • Camembert
  • Sausage rolls with spiced apple chutney
  • Sparkling lemon, lime & mint lemonade
  • Bottle of still water
  • Satsuma fruit bowl
  • Dessert – chocolate selection

3 hour rowing boat rental & picnic for 2 people: £27.50/person
Extra Person: £15

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We buy all food fresh so please note that the above is a sample menu only and your actual food may vary, depending on what is available on the day. Should we need to substitute anything we will try to keep it as similar as possible. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate specific dietary requirements.

Please note we require 24 hours notice in order to ensure we can plan for your picnic. We may be able to do it at shorter notice but please call/email to check.