Gin Picnic Narrowboat Cruises

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  • Away2Dine Canal Cruise


  • Boat Party, Food & Drink and Pop-Up
  • Tickets from £45.00 - £50.00
  • Over 21
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  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

A ginspired gin tasting of 5 quintessentially British picnic flavour inspired gin combinations matched with canapés, scone, clotted cream and gin jam

Enjoy a genteel 2 hour narrow boat cruise along the Birmingham waterway canal network with gin chat from the Midlands leading gin raconteur
Meet 90’s local barging celebrities Rosie & Jim 

Cruise times 12.30-2.30 or 4-6pm (please arrive 10 mins prior to departure) gin picnic flavours may change to reflect seasonality. If you did the 2019 gin cruises we advise you to experience the later cruise for new flavours combinations 

Saturday July 11th
Saturday August 15th
Saturday August 29th 

Priced at £50 + Booking fee Earlybird offer 10% off first 12 spaces per cruise saving £5 - £45 + Booking fee

Exclusive charters are available based on a minimum of 20 guests please contact for more details, times and packages 


Where's the Away2Dine boat moored?

Left at the bottom of the stairs adjacent to The Handmade Burger Co. at Brindley Place (to the left of Pitcher & Piano), we return to the same venue.

When can we Board?

Departure at 12.30 & 4pm prompt, enjoy post event afternoon tea at one of the many local bars and restaurant prior, why not discover Craeft for local produce or Birminghams first Gin School 'The Distillery' located on Sheepcoat Street, we will have a safety briefing and we ask all guests to arrive 10 minutes prior

Can I reserve a large booking?

Maximum seating on the boat is 24 set up as 10 tables of 2 with gangway space along the centre and a front Cabin area seating 4, tables are allocated on a first come basis, so large groups won't sit together.

What if I'm running late and miss the boat?

As with any event, cup final, train travel, plane etc. Arrive prompt ideally 10 minutes prior, we work to a timeframe for all our guests so can't refund your ticket if running late even with circumstances beyond your control, we will however keep your gin picnic hamper to collect when the narrowboat returns at 2.30 or 6pm on the day minus the cruise element

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?


How can I contact the organiser with any questions? 

What's the refund policy?

Cancellation of reservation available up to 28 days prior to booking, otherwise 50% of total ticket retained up to 72 hours prior and 100% ticket price retained within 72 hours notice period. In the event of a refund a valid email to is required within the stipulated timeframe terms and tickets aren't transferable, no refund for missing the boats departure. We will endeavour to resell tickets and if successful will refund the relevant deposit. In the event of unforeseen emergencies with 72 hours, if a replacement guest can’t be substituted although you’ll miss the cruise you can still collect the gin picnic hamper (minus perishable food items) from Birmingham City Centre Up to 1 week post event date.


In the event of adverse weather conditions for the safety of the guests the boat skipper reserves the right to keep the vessel moored at the jetty, please be advised we can't offer a refund as these are circumstances beyond our control.

Health & Safety ?

In order to comply with Health & Safety regulations, alcohol licensing regulations and Marine & coastguard agency rules all instructions given by the crew, front of house and the boat master must be followed at all times.

In any instance of failure to respond the boat master may terminate the trip in the interest of safety of the passengers as a whole. In such case we will not be held financially responsible for any distress this causes.

If for whatever reason the boat has a technical fault we will endeavour to depart as quickly as possible but to adhere to Health & Safety regulations, if the boat master deems the boat must remain moored please be advised we will still host the event but can’t offer a part or full refund as these are circumstances beyond our control 

Toilet on Board?



The canal boat does require guests to step down on to the deck, please advise if there are any mobility issues.





Ticket Event time Cost
Gin Picnic Cruise


12:30 - 14:30 £50.00
Gin Picnic Cruise


16:00 - 18:00 £50.00
Gin Cruise Early Bird


12:30 - 14:30 £45.00
Gin Cruise Early Bird


16:00 - 18:00 £45.00



Away2Dine Canal Cruise, Moored by Handmade Burger Company, The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, B1 2JB


The Gintleman
The Midlands leading Gin raconteur

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6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
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  • Rating: 5

    Visited 1 year ago Written by Victoria
    Amazing and informative fun night! So nice to do something a bit different, highly recommend!
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    Visited 1 year ago Written by centuryrace
    Excellent evenings entertainment and value for money. Strangely enough gin an cheese do go together.
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