"birthday meal"

we were having a meal for a friends 50th birthday it was the most wonderful experience for all 4 of us the staff were excellent the food was excellent the boat trip was simply lovely, as it got dark the flood lights were on and looked beautiful we didnt want it to end we will recommend highly to our friends and will go again. well done to all the staff keep it up guys !

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"A delightful, intimate Sunday night dinner"

My husband and I spent a delightful 3 hours aboard the Countess of Evesham on Sunday evening. The boat was moored in the Bancroft Gardens canal basin just by the Royal Shakespear theatre and next to the first lock which was lovely to walk around as we had arrived a little early. Once aboard we were shown to our seats and very promptly served with drinks and our menus. The menus included information about what we would be seeing during the cruise and some history associated with the sites. As the boat moved off and through the first lock, our order was taken by some very attentive waiters. The atmosphere on board was delightful - crisp white linen, wood paneling and low lighting which really came into its own as the sun went down. The first two courses were delicious and piping hot - a rarity in many land based restaurants! It was an absolute gem to be floating along watching the wildlife on the bank and experiencing the locks (with someone else doing the hard work). At the halfway point we disembarked for a few minutes by the waterfall and lock in Luddington allowing time for the generous first two courses to settle before enjoying our pudding and coffees during the return trip. As darkness fell, the banks were lit to enable us to see the wildlife settling for the evening. At the end of the cruise we were reluctant to leave and were not rushed off. We will definitely be back again as soon as possible. I would recommend the Countess of Evesham to anyone looking for good quality food at a reasonable price in an unusual and relaxed atmosphere.

Source - TripAdvisor

"A fabulous and unforgettable dining experience!"

We were invited to a special dinner birthday party on board the Countess of Evesham last weekend. From the moment we arrived on board we were looked after by the staff. The waiters were attentive and the food excellent. As it got dark the flood-lighting illuminated the banks giving it all a magical quality. A lovely way to spend an evening. Simply perfect. A big thank you to all the staff. I thoroughly recommend it.

Source - TripAdvisor

"Wonderfull Sunday afternoon"

I feel I must congratulate all the staff aboard the Countess of Evesham on the meal, the service and the whole experience it was a very enjoyable afternoon. It has been a few years since we have last been and it was just as good as I remember it. Keep up the good work, I am looking forward to the next visit.

Source - TripAdvisor


About 8 years ago my wife and I together with 3 other couples (friends) had a wonderful dinner on the Countess of Evesham together with a 3 hour cruise on the Avon. Last Sunday (01-April-12) the 8 of us went back for Sunday lunch and how nice it was too, we were shown to our tables 2x4 and contra to other reports found we had plenty of elbow room, the tables were very clean and smartly laid, in a very short time were had a drink and then we got on our way down stream, the menu consisted of 3 courses with a choice and were cooked and presented very well, we had the first 2 courses on the way down stream then about a 20 minuet break where people could get off and have a cigarette, once back on board the dessert was served followed by tea/coffee for those who wanted it, the waiters worked well and hard serving the 45 passengers and to my knowledge everybody was happy with the lunch and cruise. Mr & Mrs Longden have had the Countess of Evesham for 15 years now and have worked very hard to keep a high standard at sensible prices. Well done to all who work on the Countess of Evesham and a big thank you from us all. Hope to see you again later it the year.

Source - TripAdvisor

“Lovely night”

Excellent service, great meal, very hot, great chef, staff always asking if all is ok between each course, timing perfect, no rushing, fantastic night, would recommend. Great to see the windlife and the fish jumping in the lights off the boat at night.

Source - TripAdvisor

"enjoyable evening"

Very enjoyable evening. Outing with work colleagues and partners. Food good and good size servings. Staff efficient and friendly. Would recommend and use again.

Source - TripAdvisor

"Superb,friendly,informal,relaxing,but every detail perfectly attended to"

Delicious food,we had preselected a choice of two starters,two main courses and a dessert, everyone enjoyed their meal.wonderful way to spend a summer evening with friends.

Source - TripAdvisor

"A Great Evening on the Avon"

We had wanted to enjoy an evening on the Countess of Evesham for many years and finally got to go on it last weekend. From the moment we boarded we were looked after and were soon on our way for a very relaxing cruise along the Avon. The staff were warm and friendly and extremely efficient. There was a choice of starters and mains and as my friend and I were vegetarian we were also offered a choice of main course. The food served was of an extremely high standard and the portions were extremely generous with plenty of steaming hot veg and potatoes served with our main meals. After we had been served our starters and mains we had been cruising for around and hour and thirty mins when the boat was moored along side a water fall and we were able to get off the boat and stretch our legs. It also gave us the opportunity to let our first two courses go down before we embarked on the pudding and cheese and biscuits. The pudding and cheese and buscuits were very generous in size and we were all left wondering how the team managed to prepare such wonderful food, with a great choice in such a small kitchen. On the return journey it had started to go dark and the staff lit up the avon riverbanks with beams and we were able to see the wildlife that had bedded down for the night, a magical sight. We returned back to the harbour after a three and a half hour cruise very content. Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful views. It is also great value for money, four substantial courses for £34.00. Cant wait to do it all again very soon.

Source - TripAdvisor

"Must try experience!"

Spent the day in lovely Stratford upon Avon, then finished the day off with an evening cruse on the Countess of Evesham, The food was excellent, Service was second to none, It is on the expensive side but well worth it for the experience. Great views of the waterside on your journey and a chance to leave the boat half way for 5-10 mins when they turn around to come back, Try the coffee and cream best one i have ever had possibly.

Source - TripAdvisor

"A dream come true"

A very warm welcome from all the staff and helpful with my mum who was in a wheel chair. 1st class service with excellent food and plenty of it. A very enjoyable afternoon. The facilities and the whole experience were everything you would expect from a first class restaurant.

Source - TripAdvisor

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