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John Bunyan Community Boat
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bedford MK43 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner bought us a lunchtime package with Plowman's. Over all it was ok and staff were great expect for one loud Scott's man (Purser) who was so loud and annoying. The trip was nice while going through he town waterway however the the last...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 11 October 2018

we took one of the evening cruises which set off from Sovereign Quays and took us at a very leisurely pace first towards kempston , then back past the Quays as far as the Suspension Bridge before returning. The volunteer staff are brilliant and work...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chasingdreamscape
Reviewed 20 September 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a trip yesterday down the River Ouse from Bedford to The Barns Hotel where we enjoyed a superb afternoon tea. The trip was enjoyable and the crew on the boat very helpful and attentive. We had originally booked the trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colinalbon
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I have been struggling for the past 6 weeks or so, to find the right words to do as much justice to the John Bunyan team as they did to my family and me on the morning of what would have been Peter's and my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Roam176786
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Saw the Facebook heavily advertised hourly boat trips were taking place in St Neots today so decided to take my 4 and 7 year old on their first boat ride. They were incredibly excited. We arrived at the festival and asked the two men at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emmatW9067TA
JBboat, Marketing Director at John Bunyan Community Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Emma, We are sorry to hear about your experience during the IWA Festival. Over the course of the weekend the John Bunyan Boat experienced higher then expected demand for cruises and carried over 700 passengers overall. Due to this demand to help avoid delays...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Took the grandkids on the trip, saw Bedford from a completely different angle and we all enjoyed it. Cream teas and ploughmans lunch were excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A specially built boat to carry you on an adventure down the Great Ouse around Bedford and beyond. Experienced and friendly team running the boat and all manner of wonderful speciality cruises to choose from. Very good food and drinks to choose from. You can...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LynneG317
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Caught boat just past Swan hotel/ Park Inn. Lots of rowers in the way as it was a hot day, everybody was enjoying the waterways. First you go up water, about half hour, past the Gudwara to Telegraph poles, a lovely views with ducks &...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I came on the John Bunyan on Saturday 21st July for a family occasion and it was a lovely experience. The volunteers running the boat were kind and helpful, they took great care of everyone on board the boat, it was lovely to see a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wickenwoman
Reviewed 15 July 2018

What a lovely boat, all decked out with lovely tables, so you can go up and down the river, watching everything going on. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank malc1005
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Claire F
29 July 2018|
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Response from tartnjohn | Reviewed this property |
No animals on board during my trips so suspect the answer will be ‘no’. Contact the organisers for confirmation.
29 August 2016|
Response from JBboat | Property representative |
Hi, We're based at Priory Marina in Bedford and you can book on our website. the JB team.