Cocktail Cruise

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Description

Saturday 1 July 2017 and 13 other Saturdays
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £25
Boat Party, Daytime, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Hackney
Over 18

All aboard the Alfred Le Roy for a canal boat cruise of the River Lea; departing from Hackney Wick at the edge of the London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before heading out on a an east end waterway voyage to either Springfield Park & back; or Limehouse Basin & back (our route varies with canal conditions). On bright sunny days the boat is light and airy with retractable roof sections opened wide, and in colder weather is comfortably warm, cosy and sheltered. There are windows throughout the entire cabin, so everyone gets a view. We play an up-beat mix of eclectic background music tracks. Cocktails are the order of the day, with five decadent specialities, as well as the classics. The bar is open throughout serving prosecco for those special occasions, a range of wines, CRATE Brewery beers & cider, spirits, soft drinks and juices. If all that goodness is already making you feel hungry, we have a tasty food selection available onboard including our delicatessen sharing board for two which features charcuterie meats (or a vegetarian selection), cheeses from Neal’s Yard diary, artisan breads from E5 Bakehouse and other tasty paired delights. We also have olives and other nibbles available on the day. (see the menu tab for our current menus) . This is a delicious and delightful way to while away a couple of hours enjoying the scenery. All tickets each include a cocktail. You can also book group packages for couples or groups to include our food with your ticket and save on the cost, or for groups of 4 or 6 buying a group ticket we'll guarantee you your own booth and give you a complimentary bottle of prosecco to enjoy for for free.

The Alfred Le Roy is a classic canalboat so we have restricted accessibility. Please get in contact if you are a wheelchair user or have any special accessibility requirements (captain@alfredleroy.com) No dogs or animals (except guide dogs). No refunds for late arrivals or missed cruises. Only food and drink purchased onboard to be consumed onboard. No smoking. Please email us captain@alfredleroy.com if you are part of a group booking separately but would like to sit together. We have a very limited kitchen so please email captain@alfredleroy.com in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, so we are aware and can advise on suitability or look at alternative options.

Sorry, we don't allow glitter, table sparkles or party poppers onboard for environmental reasons as we are on the canal and these can affect the ecology of the waterways. Inflateables are also not permitted.

***If travelling to us by public transport, please check your journey in advance, as Transport for London may have scheduled closures, or replacement services on some weekend dates***

'OVERPOURED' SUNDAY CRUISES

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Location

Alfred Le Roy
Canalside Queen's Yard, London, E9 5EN

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Hackney Wick (Rail)

Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
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.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.
13. No animals are allowed on board (except for registered guide and assistance dogs)
14. The skipper may decide to alter a route to comply with any Canal & River Trust, Police, Fire Service, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Port Authority or HM Coastguard closure, request or instruction. Should any part of the route be deemed unsafe due to weather conditions or obstacles, or the vessel develops an unsafe to travel condition, the skipper is required by license to choose a safe alternative route or cancel the trip. If a trip is cancelled we will refund all ticket purchases in full. No further redress will be available in this occurrence.
15. To comply with safety travel requirements, no weapons, candles, sparklers, canisters of gas, inflammable liquids may be taken onboard.

Venue

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Organiser

ALFRED LE ROY

The Alfred Le Roy is a classic British wide beam canalboat navigating the waterways of London with onboard cocktails, food and bonhomie.

http://www.alfredleroy.com

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Cocktail Cruise on the Alfred Le Roy - London Event Review

Cocktail Cruise on the Alfred Le Roy - London Event Review

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Held a surprise 30th on the Alfred Le Roy, Jane and the staff were fantastic prior to the day accommodating all requests and needs in organizing the 30+ tickets. Staff were amazing, cocktails were fantastic and the birthday girl had the best birthday. Recommend for anyone looking to do something more unique and very reasonably priced. 10/10 - Dan Daniel visited Alfred Le Roy on 10 Jun 2017
12 Jun 2017 by
5

Amazing cocktails and food! Very attentive staff, whole group had a great time. Adam visited Alfred Le Roy on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
5

Amazing! The cocktails, atmosphere and service were amaizing! Would go every week if I could!webakk had such an incredible time Gabriella visited Alfred Le Roy on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

Really great few hours. Great mimosas and yummy filled croissants. Definitely recommend, we loved it!
26 May 2017 by
5

Very friendly staff, good atmosphere, good selection of drinks visited Alfred Le Roy on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
4

The cruise and crew were absolutely amazing! everyone had a brilliant time! and so many of our group said they're definitely going to hire Alfred le Roy for their birthdays. It was fantastic, thank you very much! Amanda visited Alfred Le Roy on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
5

Very lovely day trip with helpful, attentive staff. Food was good and the overall experience was fairly priced. Would recommend to anyone. visited Alfred Le Roy on 29 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
5

one of the best things to do in London at the weekend. Already booked to do it again! great food/drink/service. Loved seeing a different side to London along the river
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Really great afternoon! We booked the Cruise + Cocktail + Dine for 6 of us and had a great time, even though it was pouring down on the day (November birthdays ...). The drinks & sharing planners were amazing, the staff were super friendly and the music was great. Highly recommended! Anne visited Alfred Le Roy on 12 Nov 2016
20 Jan 2017 by
5

Such a brilliant day. All the crew were so friendly and cocktails were delish. all 15 of us had a ball. Well worth the money. Definitely booking again. Emma visited Alfred Le Roy on 24 Sep 2016
28 Sep 2016 by
5

Amazing! had such an amazing time, Staff very polite and attentive. Large variety of tasty cocktails, beers are also available! Me and my boyfriend managed to get a 'booth' to ourselves and was so relaxing. Seats were very comfortable. Sun was out, beautiful scenery. Tempted to book again! Highly recommend! zoe visited Alfred Le Roy on 06 Aug 2016
12 Sep 2016 by
5

Highly recommend! The staff were really friendly and the cocktail was great. There was a large selection of cocktails to choose from. Also nice to see a range of different age groups too. Loved the vibes. Aleisha visited Alfred Le Roy on 28 Aug 2016
30 Aug 2016 by
5

Nice and relaxing on a lovely sunny day and friendly attentitive staff. Just meandered up and down the river, starts in the shadow of the Olympic Park, alongside a very busy bar on such a lovely day. Jenny visited Alfred Le Roy on 21 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016 by
5

I booked the cruise as party of our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations. I did wonder if it might be a bit young for us , but not at all it's a mixed age group. The staff were excellent , the DJ played a request for us and we were offered a complimentary glass of bubbly, which I thought was a very nice touch. The cruise is very much a chill out one, whilst the music is probably aimed at younger people it's not over loud or intrusive. We had the food package which was also excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it we really enjoyed it. Linda visited Alfred Le Roy on 21 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016 by
5

So much fun! Great for a group of friends or an event! The service was amazing! Couldn't fault the whole experience! All of us will definitely book again! The night river cruise sounds great too! Jade visited Alfred Le Roy on 20 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016 by
5

Lovely experience, good drinks and service. If you go as a 2 you may need to share a table with another couple, but that was fine, Perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Katie visited Alfred Le Roy on 21 Aug 2016
23 Aug 2016 by
4

The Alfred Le Roy was the most amazing way to spend a Saturday afternoon. There were 11 of us and the service we received was top notch, the cocktails were amazing as was the music and the food was just the right amount to nibble on. Cannot rate highly enough. Thanks for having us! laforster2 visited Alfred Le Roy on 20 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 by
5

Fabulous experience - really comfortable boat, gorgeous cocktails, sumptuous food and all served by really attentive staff. I would highly recommend this canal boat trip which is both relaxing and peaceful kevin visited Alfred Le Roy on 20 Aug 2016
22 Aug 2016 by
4

Terrible customer service. We booked this in May for my partner's 30th birthday. We were rung today (2 days before) and told they could not accommodate us - the reason is that I have a food allergy and even though I let them know on our booking in May, they have decided today that they cannot cater for me - in fact the proprietor basically said I shouldn't think about eating out ("it's like visiting a peanut factory when you have a peanut allergy"). As you may have gathered the proprietor was extremely rude and after he hung up on me I was left in tears. I would strongly recommend not booking with them due to the poor attitude to customer service.

Reply from Cocktail Cruise

I’m really sorry we couldn’t accommodate your party and that you feel like we didn’t try to look after you – this was the last thing we intended. We try very hard to look after everyone that gets in touch with us and are very proud of our record so far – I’m just sorry it appears like we didn’t do well enough this time. As a way of explanation, we are a small cocktail boat that can only offer a limited food menu. We do our best to source only the very best products, and do strive to offer alternatives where we can (such as arranging gluten free bread options if required) but are limited by our very small facilities. We unfortunately don’t have the capacity to cater to every request as a full restaurant would. Although you booked much earlier in the year, the allocation comments can only be checked just a day or two before the cruise. We did immediately telephone you about it, but that’s why it was so late in the day. There is a note on the main booking page event description requesting to email us at the time of booking if you have an allergy – we have now reworded this to avoid us funding out so near to the booked date again. We did offer to fully refund the food option, but as you advised this was unacceptable, we immediately refunded the entire cost of your cruise booking. If you are ever in the area please do let me know, we might not be able to feed you, but I would love the opportunity to meet you at the bar and demonstrate that we really are not the type of operation you described in your review.
18 Aug 2016 by
1

Amazing experience! Great boat, top notch cocktails, and staff on board were super nice. Day was topped off by the sun coming out just as we set off. Have been recommending to all I have spoken to since. jessicat7 visited Alfred Le Roy on 13 Aug 2016
18 Aug 2016 by
5

A great way to spend an afternoon. Not too busy which was perfect. Food was delicious and just right - cocktails - SUPERB! Would definitely recommend. We are even thinking of going again. Emily visited Alfred Le Roy on 14 Aug 2016
16 Aug 2016 by
5

We had a lovely afternoon on the river. Sun was shining and the cocktails were great! Crew lovely too. Highly recommend. Booked for a birthday surprise and it went down a treat . Anna visited Alfred Le Roy on 14 Aug 2016
16 Aug 2016 by
5

Great cocktails and the crew were so lovely and were very accommodating considering we were in a big group. Highly recommend it. We had plenty of space on board and loved it! Great weather too which helped Rachel visited Alfred Le Roy on 13 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by
5

When the weather is fine, then you know it is time, for messing about on the river....and what a fabulous way to do it!! A lovely boat and fantastic crew, food was good also. Cocktails weren't amazing but that maybe just to my taste. I'd also comment that the booths for 'four' were quite tight but perfect for two. Either way I'd definitely book again. Kay visited Alfred Le Roy on 13 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by
5

Us, two Dutchies, had a blast on this boat trip. Far away from the city noise, this is the ultimate 2,5 hours trip to relax and see the more hippy part of London. I will recommend this to all my friends who plan to visit London. Great staff too! I wish they had given me the receipe of that de-li-cious yellow dipping with mushrooms. To die for! Ester visited Alfred Le Roy on 07 Aug 2016

Reply from Cocktail Cruise

Hi Ester, we're glad you enjoyed your trip with us! email Captain Ben (captain@alfredleroy.com) and he'll send you the recipe for our Roasted Cauliflower, Cannellini, & Shallot dip
09 Aug 2016 by
4

Cruised on a perfect summer day. Very relaxing and enjoyable to watch the banks glide by. Good choice of cocktails and tasty cheese and charcuterie board. Would love to do it again. Rosalind visited Alfred Le Roy on 06 Aug 2016
08 Aug 2016 by
5

a lovely relaxing birthday treat, food was great, lovely cocktails, great service by very friendly crew. Would definitely recommend. We had the Saturday afternoon cruise along past the marshes, nice to see a different side of London. Thank you. Jill visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by
5

Did this with some friends for the afternoon of my birthday and it was perfect! So relaxing, very delicious cocktails and decent prices too. We didn't have the food but it looked nice. I would highly recommend as something different to do. May get pretty toasty if the sun was out the whole time so take sun cream! Sarah visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by
5

A beautiful way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon, followed by drinks and food at the pubs and bars nearby. Definitely worth £20. You would have thought you were out in the countryside it was so quiet and peaceful on the canal, a great way to see another side of London. suzannedickinson1 visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by
5

Excellent value for £20 each. We had a lovely few hours as a group of four, the drinks on board aren't too expensive and the food boards were excellent. Perfect for a chilled Sunday afternoon. Danny visited Alfred Le Roy on 24 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by
5

We had the fabulous food and two wonderful cocktails each on Sunday afternoon. The cruise was interesting and staff were spot on. Will come back with a few more friends. sharonn visited Alfred Le Roy on 24 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by
5

A great afternoon was had by all, plus the weather was fantastic. Drink service was spot on, the small on-board team did a great job, would highly recommend to family and friends and would consider booking again. Ray visited Alfred Le Roy on 16 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by
5

We had a team day out for all our hosts who create socials for citysocializer and everyone had a great time and loved the boat and the atmosphere. Personally I think the cocktails were delicious, especially the gingerbread one! One of our group dropped her hat in the canal and she was very happy that one of the guys from the boat fished it out for her on the way back. I'd say top marks for customer satisfaction right there. :) Highly recommend for anyone with a group. Kristine visited Alfred Le Roy on 24 Jul 2016
26 Jul 2016 by
5

We had such a great day out for my boyfriend's birthday! Great atmosphere, beautiful weather, delicious drink and lovely staff = perfection! Would definitely do this again - thank you for a lovely day! Ciara visited Alfred Le Roy on 23 Jul 2016
25 Jul 2016 by
5

Thank you for an amazing day, we loved the boat - a great way to spend an afternoon. The weather was amazing, the booze free flowing too... We would definitely do this again. Thank you soooo much! dawnytranter visited Alfred Le Roy on 16 Jul 2016
19 Jul 2016 by
5

Made a nice change. Food & drink package is good value. Music is older classic hits and doesn't become intrusive. Think the Sunday route towards Olympic Park might have been more interesting - not much to see! Definitely worth doing. Begins & ends at the popular Crate Brewery if you want to extend your day! Martin visited Alfred Le Roy on 09 Jul 2016
15 Jul 2016 by
4

Definitely recommend - staff were really friendly and attentive, great selection of cocktails and other drinks and the food was tasty. The roof is open when the weather is nice too which means you don't miss the sun as the outdoor area is small. We had a big group on our trip which was fine but they spent most of the time outside and weren't exactly accommodating when we tried to go out. Lorna visited Alfred Le Roy on 09 Jul 2016
12 Jul 2016 by
5

Fantastic afternoon thanks. The Cocktails were perfect and the food was just enough and very tasty. There's was just enough people on the boat to make it feel cosy and not crowded.
11 Jul 2016 by
5

This was a treat for my bf on his birthday and we loved it. Fantastic crew and excellent service from querying, booking and on the actual day. Really flexible and allowed me to split the platter 50-50 meat and veggie and as I couldn't drink on the day allowed my bf to have my drinks. Lovely day in the sunshine, good pace and generally a fantastic experience. Have been recommending to all! Thank you, sure we'll be back soon x Souraya visited Alfred Le Roy on 19 Jun 2016
22 Jun 2016 by
5

Lovely birthday jaunt up the river for two hours for our friend. Good music, spiffing weather, great drinks, lovely staff, fab time. I would happily do it again and will recommend to anyone Max visited Alfred Le Roy on 19 Jun 2016
21 Jun 2016 by
4

I booked the event as something different to do since my sister's here visiting me (but been to London a handful of times before). We had some soggy weather but the cruise was still such a fantastic experience. Only 4 passengers (including myself and my sister) - probably due to the weather - but the service from the crew was still top notch. Cocktails were delicious and the food, while simple, was so good. Ingredients were interesting and fresh and the both of us had an absolutely lovely time. 100% would recommend to a friend. Nicole visited Alfred Le Roy on 12 Jun 2016
13 Jun 2016 by
5

Really great couple of hours. Friendly crew, delicious cocktails, great vibe. Highly recommend. Hackney has become super cool. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we stood at the front of the boat looking at the world go by. I liked the way they didnt over book the boat, so it wasnt too crowded on board. Lucy visited Alfred Le Roy on 05 Jun 2016
07 Jun 2016 by
5

The welcome on the boat was very friendly and we were shown to our seats. We had a booth style seating for 2. The boat Felt open and the weather was good so they opened hatches which gave a nice breeze. The team looked after us and couldn't do enough. The food was good but don't expect a main meal. Cocktails were different and they provide a full range of drinks. The locally made cider was lovely. Overall, great couple of hours doing something different. Loads to do after the cruise in and around the area. Jo visited Alfred Le Roy on 04 Jun 2016
06 Jun 2016 by
4

My friend and I really enjoyed our cruise on 30 May, despite the fact it was freezing outside. The service on the boat was fast and polite, the temperature was comfortable and the open sandwich I had was very tasty. I would have liked to have seen slightly more choice on the food menu but I know the team are limited to snacks and cold nibbles as the kitchen area is teensy and it wouldn't be possible to cook hot food. All in all, a fab way to spend an afternoon and I would definitely book again. Sarah visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 May 2016
02 Jun 2016 by
4

Lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon - really good cocktails/music. Sharing platters were tasty too. Only slight complaint was how long we had to wait for drinks as everyone was ordering cocktails. Would recommend though... Caroline visited Alfred Le Roy on 29 May 2016

Reply from Cocktail Cruise

Thanks for joining us onboard,, and for some great feedback. As we make all of our cocktails freshly to order we've now added an additional bartender and extra server to speed up the service.
31 May 2016 by
4

We booked this for my friends birthday and had a lovely relaxing day. The staff were brilliant and the food platters were plentiful and tasty. We will book again soon! Stacy visited Alfred Le Roy on 21 May 2016
23 May 2016 by
5

This was great! Such a relaxing day, lovely views, fun music playing, really chilled. Service was amazing, everyone was so friendly and helpful and the cocktails were delicious! Would highly recommend! Rosanna visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by
5

Really enjoyed our trip on the cocktail cruise on Saturday - we were lucky enough to have a lovely day for it but I would imagine it would be enjoyable even when the weather isn't perfect. We chose the standard ticket and the cocktails were delicious (definitely recommend the twist on the mojito)! A big thank you to the staff for a great day! Kate visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by
5

Great afternoon out! Really relaxed and chilled, watching the world go by. The staff are great, really friendly and helpful and on hand for anything you need. The cocktails were yummy aswell! Holly visited Alfred Le Roy on 30 Apr 2016
02 May 2016 by
5

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