Where are we?

How to find us

Kintbury is a picturesque village just off the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford. Kintbury was mentioned in the Doomsday book and has documented links with Jane Austen, who wrote about visits to Kintbury in some of her letters. She stayed at Croft Cottage, and at the old vicarage, which is located beside the canal. (Source: Nicola Cornick – The Secret Life of a Country Village.)

Our horse-drawn barge and day-hire self-drive narrowboat are based at the edge of the village, close to Kintbury station. There is parking next to the canal in the Dundas Arms car park, which is free of charge to our customers. Some of our one-way horse-drawn barge trips begin at Hungerford and end at Kintbury.

Directions for Horse Drawn Barge

For Sat navigation please use postcode RG17 9UT for directions to Kintbury Lock.

M4 from the West

  • Exit the M4 at Junction 14 and follow the A338 to Hungerford
  • When you reach a mini-roundabout at the A4 junction, follow the A4 left turn towards Newbury
  • Continue for about 3 miles and then take the right-hand turn signposted for Kintbury
  • Continue on this road until you come to the level crossing at Kintbury Station
  • Please use the car park between the railway crossing and the canal, which is situated alongside our mooring. There is alternative car parking on the opposite side of the road next to the signal box

M4 from the East

  • Exit the M4 at Junction 13 and follow the A34 southbound towards Newbury
  • Take the exit signposted A4 to Hungerford
  • Continue along the A4 for about 5 miles (past the Halfway Inn on your right) and take the left-hand turn signposted for Kintbury
  • Continue on this road until you come to the level crossing at Kintbury Station
  • Please use the car park between the railway crossing and the canal, which is situated, alongside our mooring. There is alternative car parking on the opposite side of the road next to the signal box

A34 from the North or South

  • Take the exits signposted A4 to Hungerford
  • Continue along the A4 for about 5 miles (past the Halfway Inn on your right) and take the left hand turn signposted for Kintbury
  • Continue on this road until you come to the level crossing at Kintbury Station
  • Please use the car park between the railway crossing and the canal, which is situated, alongside our mooring. There is alternative car parking on the opposite side of the road next to the signal box

We are also accessible by rail.
Train information available from National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950

Directions for Self Drive Day Boat

For Sat navigation please use postcode RG17 9UT for directions to Kintbury Lock.

M4 from the West

  • Exit the M4 at Junction 14 and follow the A338 to Hungerford
  • When you reach a mini-roundabout at the A4 junction, follow the A4 left turn towards Newbury
  • Continue for about 3 miles and then take the right-hand turn signposted for Kintbury
  • Continue on this road until you come to the level crossing at Kintbury Station
  • Go over the level crossing and turn immediately into the car park on your right. You will see Cygnet moored on the canal just by the Lock

M4 from the East

  • Exit the M4 at Junction 13 and follow the A34 southbound towards Newbury
  • Take the exit signposted A4 to Hungerford
  • Continue along the A4 for about 5 miles (past the Halfway Inn on your right) and take the left-hand turn signposted for Kintbury
  • Continue on this road until you come to the level crossing at Kintbury Station
  • Go over the level crossing and turn immediately into the car park on your right. You will see Cygnet moored on the canal just by the Lock

A34 from the North or South

  • Take the exits signposted A4 to Hungerford
  • Continue along the A4 for about 5 miles (past the Halfway Inn on your right) and take the left-hand turn signposted for Kintbury
  • Continue on this road until you come to the level crossing at Kintbury Station
  • Go over the level crossing and turn immediately into the car park on your right. You will see Cygnet moored on the canal just by the Lock

We are also accessible by rail.
Train information available from National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950

The Kennet Horse Boat Company brings you two ways to enjoy a leisurely boat trip on one of England’s finest canals

They’re both great ways to escape from the madness of modern life and experience the slower pace of yesteryear.

Just sit back and soak up the beauty of the countryside from a totally different viewpoint.

Get closer to nature

Enjoy a leisurely canal boat trip

A unique experience, perfect for sharing time or perhaps celebrating a birthday with friends and family

Interested in booking a public trip, a private charter or a school day out?

We’re delighted that clients

say nice things about us

Thank you to the whole team. It was the most pleasurable experience through from booking to going on the trip and to coming back and discussing it. We’ve had the most fabulous time and it is thanks to your wonderful team that it is so smoothly run and such a successful day out.

Many many thanks and hopefully we will do it next year and the year after and for many years to come.

Esther Redhouse

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