Wind Speed: 3.990kn
Wind Direction: 43.900°
Tide Height C.D.: 1.017m

Lunch River Cruise to The Anchor at Rowhedge 2024

Adult Ticket - £40.00 Child under 12 - £36.00

Group Discount 6 or more Monday - Thursday Adult Ticket - £35.00 Child under 12 - £31.00

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Brightlingsea Harbour Electric Boat Lunch River Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the picturesque River Colne to The Anchor at Rowhedge on Brightlingsea Harbour's electric boat, Colne Innovation.

Included is the return boat trip and main meal at The Anchor, a classic English pub right on the banks of the River Colne with amazing 180 degree waterfront views.

Departing from Brightlingsea you will see our much loved promenade and one of our historic landmarks ,Batemans Tower. The tower was built in 1833 by John Bateman for his daughter to recuperate from consumption. During WW11 the Royal Observer Corp used the tower as an observation post. To date it is now used by the Colne Yacht Club for races.

As Brightlingsea fades away you will pass stunning countryside views and Alresford Creek in the distance which was a film location for the Essex Serpent.

Finally you will pass through the Colne Barrier built in 1989. Improving the tidal defences of Wivenhoe and Rowhedge but also the riverside residential, commercial and industrial areas of the City Colchester. Once through the barrier you will see the colourful village of Wivenhoe which has been home to many famous people over the years, including 'Miss Marple' enroute to Rowhedge.

Important notice - Please read below:

On arrival at Rowhedge, Colne Innovation will ideally be moored alongside the jetty. If this is not possible the only other option will be to moor along side the sea wall where there is a ladder taking you straight up to The Anchor.

Passengers are required to be able to step down onto the boat and once at Rowhedge be able to step up onto the jetty and up and down a ladder. Please see pictures below of the mooring options as well as Colne Innovation. Sensible clothing and footwear recommended.

Please call the office for further enquires.


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The Anchor Menu

The Anchor Burger - A delicious homemade burger topped with cheese and bacon, with burger sauce, in a brioche bun served with chips and coleslaw

Moving Mountains Vegan Burger(V) - Served in a vegan bun with vegan mayo and chips

Cherry Tomato Linguine (V) - With red onion and vegan feta cheese mixed with a refreshing chilli and lime dressing served with garlic bread

Anchor Haddock & Chips - Hand battered haddock with chips and mushy peas.

Macaroni Cheese - accompanied with a salad and garlic bread.

Chicken or Halloumi Caesar Salad - Classic Caesar Salad with anchovy and croutons topped with chicken breast or halloumi

Ploughman's at The Anchor - Gammon Ham , Cheddar Cheese served with crusty bread, coleslaw, pickle and pickled shallots

Moules et Frites - Moules (Mussels) served in a wine, cream and garlic sauce with fries

Sunday Menu - Sunday Roast or choose from the above

Roast Chicken

Roast Beef (+£4.00 supplement)

Vegetarian Roast

All Roast Dinners are served with a Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes, plus Seasonal Veg

Please note menu is subject to availability

The Anchor