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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. 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
  • Real ales available: Oakham Ales JHB, Bishops Farewell, Citra, Inferno, rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Glebe Farm, Westons, Saxby's Cider, Sheppy's, Oakham, Hubz's

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Easter Thursday to Easter Monday


  • 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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