Edward Elgar Review

An immortal looking vessel going back twenty years, quiet in cream with red decorations, Edward Elgar is the biggest lodging boat on the UK’s streams.

She cruises from the Victorian stockroom quality of Gloucester Docks in the core of the city and is in the field in practically no time. Travels, somewhere in the range of two and six evenings, travel north on the River Severn itself and south on the Gloucester-Sharpness Ship Canal, which follows the stream – and some do both.

There’s a supernatural quality about procedures, encompassed by green slopes, passing memorable relics and, on the trench, watching the many scaffolds swing to the side to allow the 4mph journey to proceed.

Outings are incorporated so a lot of chances to investigate Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Who for?
The travelers will more often than not be essentially as steady as the travels, couples of a specific age glad to enjoy the moment, whether in the lounge area/relax or outside, on the upper deck or in the concealed seats at the front.

However this isn’t explicitly for more established individuals and a lot more youthful couples would partake in a peaceful escape in the midst of wonderful English landscape. And keeping in mind that it’s for the most part a grown-ups just experience it’s conceivable sanction the 22-traveler boat for family (or other) social events and bring youngsters as youthful as seven.

Your room

Basic and forthright. The wood-framed rooms, all en-suite, are altogether copies yet are little, spots to rest and shower however minimal more. Each has a window, yet not substantially more than an opening. The twin beds are at right points to one another, passing on a L-molded space to remain outside the little shower room where the downpour shower heads do a shockingly great job and there’s shower gel and cleanser. Beds have great duvets and pads, there’s a little hanging space and space for bags under the beds. In any case, the beds are the main spot to sit – so this prompts a social air in the parlor.

The travels
The enormous one is the Seven Wonders, a six-night occasion that cruises the full length of the Severn Navigation. That implies upriver, going through Tewkesbury, Upton upon Severn, Worcester and on the Stourport, to the extent that boats can travel. Edward Elgar gets back to Gloucester (a visit through the docks) then, at that point, down the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal nearly into the Severn Estuary (beyond reach to a vessel of this size). That is just about 100 miles of cruising. More limited travels either center around the waterway or on the trench.

Eating and drinking

There’s an independent bar region with seat seats and a full beverages choice, including Gloucester Gold lager from the dockside Gloucester Brewery as well as its very moreish little bunch Fox’s Kiln Blood Orange Gin. Costs are entirely sensible – £3.20 for a fundamental G&T, £4.30 with Fox’s, in addition to 20 percent off during 6-8pm party time.

Food, ready, goes towards upstanding British dishes that are probably not going to startle even the most old visitor – I had meat braised in Gloucester Brewery Dockside dim lager with squash and carrots, and a Sunday lunch of meal chicken bosom with every one of the decorations. The menu guarantees more vanguard starters, for example, Cotswold gin-restored salmon with fennel and orange, and lunch dishes including custom made Scotch egg. Breakfast includes a full English and varieties, for example, French toast. Meals are every one of the four-course, finishing in a cheddar board, and lunch and supper accompany wine and brew. In the event that that isn’t sufficient there’s additionally evening cake. Tea and moment espresso are free the entire day, albeit the bright group (even the jaunty Captain Steve) will get you genuine espresso whenever inquired.

The eating cantina is spacious at the same time, post-lockdown, glass screens sit between the tables.


No pool or exercise center here, essentially unwinding in its least complex structure. Sit on the roof porch and watch the world go by (look at the Malvern Hills ascending somewhere far off), or have a seat inside and perused. Albeit the wi-fi (which demonstrated astounding on my outing) is free so you could take a PC and continue with your Netflix seeing. Furthermore, when the boat is moored it’s not difficult to bounce off for a walk.

There’s something on offer practically the entire day, consistently. Trips are remembered for the occasion cost. That implies city and town strolling visits, directed voyages through Worcester Cathedral and Royal Worcester Porcelain Museum, Tewkesbury’s Norman Abbey, Upton upon Severn’s Tudor House Museum and Gloucester’s docks. Other included attractions are an excursion on the Severn Valley Railway, a boat ride on the River Avon and a visit to Slimbridge Wetland Center, where swarms of flamingo join the swans, geese and kingfishers that populate the waterway and channel.

Ready, deck quoits match-ups (tossing a rope ring into are coordinated by day with tests after supper. There’s even an after-supper stroll to see Purton Hulks – where the channel runs so near the waterway it was at risk for being washed away so various old scows, including some made of cement, were sunk into the stream bank and permitted to load up with residue.

No less than one evening on each journey a jazz band performs.

Assuming the possibility of a major boat is excessively (particularly in post-lockdown times), this could be the method for experiencing passionate feelings for cruising… a little, comfortable climate. Edward Elgar is a charming method for going through some beautiful open country, slow, uncrowded and including no flights.

Edward Elgar sails from April to October from Gloucester Docks – and for 2021 Christmas travels have been added. A two-night journey, two sharing, incorporating outings and beverages with dinners, begins at £360pp; a six-night Severn Wonders voyage begins at £1,690pp.