Located on the waterfront of the Kennet and Avon and just a short walk away from Reading town center, The Narrowboat is a lively and atmospheric pub and home to our "Stand and Deliver on the River" show. Guests will be entertained aboard The Majestic Bell, the venue's exclusive private dining boat. See our tickets page for the show schedule and to book your seat.


The Narrowboat, Blakes Lock, Reading RG1 3EQ

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🕕Arrival time

Doors open at 5pm for a 6pm show time. Please arrive with plenty of time to grab a drink and take your seats.


There is plenty of free parking at the venue. If you are going to stay for more then four hours you will need to register you car at the bar.


The venue serves food all day on Sundays, so why not head on down a little early to enjoy a lovely Sunday lunch or some beers by the fireplace in our bar before the show? We recommend booking a table or ordering food by 4.30pm at the latest to ensure you have plenty of time to dine before the show starts. Please note food can not be eaten during the show. Book a table for lunch a narrowboatreading.co.uk. 

⚠️General Etiquette/ house rules

In essence, be nice, don’t be a jerk, sit back and let them entertain you!😁

🪑Seating Arrangements


Other Ts and Cs