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.
Rentals excluding Picnic, Rowing Boat-only
You can choose whether you want to go out for 2 or 3 hours, and we have morning and afternoon start times! The prices is per boat and this can seat 4 adults or 2 adults + 3 young children. The Pub and Paddle Picnic Boat is a great activity for friends, family or a casual date!
2 hour rowing boat rental: £25/boat
Add an extra hour’s rental: +£10
Rentals including Picnic
After you’ve rowed for about 45 minutes we suggest you take a break and enjoy a delicious picnic! Drop your 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.
Sample Picnic Menu*:
- Small portion of Sweet & Salty popcorn mix to get your appetite going
- Mixed olives with herbs
- Multiseed flatbread thins
- Red spicy humous with crisps for dipping
- Sundried tomato and mozzarella tarts
- Sausage rolls with spiced apple and pear chutney
- Sparkling lemon, lime & mint lemonade
- Bottle of still water
- Satsuma fruit bowl
- Dessert – chocolate selection
2 hour rowing boat rental, including picnic for 2 people: £55/couple
Extra Person: +£15
Add an extra hour’s rowing boat rental: +£10
*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.