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Moored barge on the River Nene

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The largest floating real ale emporium in Britain can be found moored in the heart of Peterborough. The 176-foot converted barge motored from Holland across the North Sea in 1991, and is now a haven for real-ale and cider-lovers. Twelve handpumps dispense a continually changing repertoire of cask ales, craft and foreign beers, while entertainment, dancing, live music and an Easter beer festival are regular features. A burger menu is available in the downstairs bar. The 'East' part of the name applies to the oriental restaurant on the upper deck which offers a comprehensive selection of pan-Asian dishes.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Friday to Saturday noon–2am)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A1/A47 towards Wisbech, 2 miles to city centre and town bridge (River Nene). Barge moored at Town Bridge (west side).

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