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CRUISING GUIDES TO INNS AND TAVERNS
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The 2nd edition of this highly acclaimed Guide is now available. The ultimate handbook for all lovers of pubs situated close to the Thames. Over 70 colour photographs and maps. Full details of moorings, river distances, cruising times, food, drink, trading times, descriptions, history and facilities for children, dogs and those with mobility problems. Just one of a series of the concise Guides that have, collectively, become known as "the ‘bible’ for all boating people".
There is something distinctly "decadent" about being able to moor near - or in the middle of - a large town such as Staines or Kingston and letting the turbulent rush of racing humanity pass you by as you slowly sip your favourite tipple or indulge in a leisurely lunch or dinner by the river.
Be as adventurous as you wish and moor at Maidenhead or Marlow, be an intellectual at Hampton Court or Windsor or be completely easygoing and meander between Hurley and Hambleden enjoying the more rural life.
Certainly from the first Manual Lock at King's Lock and upwards - the main theme, running alongside the meandering river, is the wealth of English history to be gleaned from many of the towns and hamlets that lie along its banks. The mere place names conjure up a different time, from Crowmarsh Gifford and Clifton Hampden to Culham, Eynsham and Tadpole Bridge, whilst the lure of Abingdon, Oxford and Lechlade beckon just beyond the next reach.
The impressive and impregnable march back through the years lies waiting to be discovered. This is not a journey to be rushed. It is a tranquil passage through a world that is almost forgotten - when events moved at a slower pace and courtesy and kindness were a way of life. Treasure it.
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