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Marigold Cafe and Boat Hire

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Rowing boat experience...

I visited lovely Knaresborough with my grandchildren in August, and we had a lovely day. Two of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Perfect location, yummy food.

We met a friend with two young sons here prior to going on the river. The staff are very friendly... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“full english”(2 reviews)
“per adult”(3 reviews)
Rowing boat hire open March to October Boats seat 2 to 6 persons Charge per hour Adults £6 Under 14 years £4 OAP £4 Under 5 years FOC Pets FOC
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
16 Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
+44 1423 869773
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited lovely Knaresborough with my grandchildren in August, and we had a lovely day. Two of the older grandchildren wanted to go on the rowing boats in front of the Marigold Café, but the youngest two were a little bit wary, we needn't have...More

Thank 340Janet478
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We met a friend with two young sons here prior to going on the river. The staff are very friendly. Tea and scones went down well with the adults. Rowing on the river was great fun.

1  Thank Maggiemum2
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We spotted this busy river front cafe from the castle and headed straight down. The queue wasn’t being managed very well with queue jumping taking place to grab vacant tables but an outside table soon became free. The staff outside were of mixed quality with...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Quaint cafe on the riverside. Lovely relaxing and magnificent views. Me and my friend had the chilli lime chicken salad, fries and humous with pitta. Topped off with a jug of pins. Food was fresh and tasty. Reasonably priced. £15.00 for the jug of pims....More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely man supervising the boat hire. He instilled confidence in us because of his friendly manner. Thank you!

Thank MariaLyons13
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had so much fun doing this, it filled some time on a lovely sunny day and we had such a good laugh, as well as seeing some of the wildlife up close. Only think I would say is nothing was mentioned...More

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Fantastic family day out. This was our first rowing ever, and we did quite well :) We are small family with kid under 5, so we paid 12 pound. Lovely views and unlimited rowing time. Will be coming back in the future.

Thank Dora M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

... on a hot summer day! Friendly service and for £16, 3 of us (2 adults at £6 each and one child £4) had a really fun hour. The cafe seemed to be doing a roaring trade too, although we didn't eat there. By try...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had brunch, I went for a full English and my wife went for creamy mushrooms on toast. Both meals were great and the staff went out of their way to help us when I forgot to order my wife's tea. The cafe is situated...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The cafe was very nice and the lure of hiring a boat was too much for the two of us. We spent a good hour on the river rowing in and out of overhanging trees etc and thoroughly enjoyed or time. Whether it be family...More

1  Thank Dawkins24
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Chloe J
15 May 2016|
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Response from Claire C | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use the boat hire, only the cafe so not able to help, sorry!