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 our Elm Hill Quay pontoon, next to the Ribs of Beef pub, you row towards the colourful houses on Quayside and onwards to Whitefriars Bridge, The Jarrolds Bridge and Cow Tower. You continue underneath the historic Bishop Bridge, passing Pulls Ferry and continue towards Riverside. You’ll want to spin yourselves around when you’re near The Waterfront and leisurely row back towards the launch spot.
If you fancy more rowing, you can then continue towards Norwich University of the Arts, old Bullard and Sons Anchor Brewery and the derelict Eastern Electricity Building, which still has Sir Thomas More’s novel Utopia painted on it (by artist Rory Macbeth), until you reach New Mill’s Yard.
You cannot take the picnic boat to Thorpe St Andrew, you will need to stay in Norwich.
Picnic Rowing Boat
You can choose whether you want to go out for 2 or 3 hours! Our boat can seat 4 adults or 2 adults + 3 young children. We have a small table that can go in the boat so perfect if you’d like to bring a picnic with you. The Pub and Paddle Picnic Rowing Boat is a great activity for friends, families or a casual date!
2 hour rowing boat rental: £25/boat
Extra hour’s rental: +£10