Edward Elgar - 4 Star Hotel Boat

Our previous passengers give their feedback about the Edward Elgar

Our tour video is a great way to discover the boat.

Discover the largest Hotel Boat on the UK's inland waterways

  • 4 Star Comfort The Edward Elgar offers a standard of accommodation, meals, facilities and crew service which is rated as 4-star by the Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Hotel Boat scheme. Guaranteed comfort independently assessed.
  • Convenient Layout The vessel is a substantial inland Riverboat hotel with a convenient layout, warm atmosphere and commanding views over the countryside. Suitable for people with reduced mobility who can still manage stairs un-aided.
  • Delicious Meals We serve up traditional English cooking prepared by our chef for three meal occasions each day and can cater for special diets.
  • Warm Hospitality- The live-in crew make passenger safety, attentive service and warm hospitality their highest priorities. We offer a licensed bar and live entertainment. Special needs & diets catered for.

2020 Assessment:

I have looked at your Risk Assessment, which is thorough, comprehensive and fully encompasses all areas of the guests stay, you have obviously spent significant time researching and covering all aspects – commendable.

Delighted to see you have achieved the VisitEngland “We’re Good to Go” covid mark.

2019 Assessment:

As a result of this years’ assessment, the MV Edward Elgar comfortably retains the Four Star VisitEngland rating under the hotel boat category, being at the upper end of this rating.

This family business continues to invest heavily in the physical quality and provision onboard, thus ensuring both returning guests and people new to the experience will be delighted with the provision on board.

Annette Visit England

If you have reduced mobility or a disability and would like further information on access, please go to our access guidance page.

Virtual Tour of Edward Elgar

Please note, the virtual tour was created before our Covid-19 measures were put in place and the saloon layout has changed. If you would like to view the new layout then please watch the video on our Facebook page, or watch the video on our Covid-19 response page.

Internal Areas

External Areas

Attentive Crew

The Captain and crew make passenger safety, attentive service and warm hospitality their highest priorities. Besides providing mealtime and cabin services, they porter your baggage; tell you about the local sights, ‘shepherd’ you onto guided tours and help the less mobile to get around.
The bar carries a variety of soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits. We also offer complimentary self-serve tea, coffee and chilled drinking water all day and wine with evening meals.

Live music is staged after dinner on one evening during your holiday. You may also like to join a game of Deck Quoits in the daytime or a table quiz after dinner.

Click to watch passengers talk about our crew.