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Welcome to Boat Street

We are an award winning cafe based on a narrowboat moored at Mercia Marina, Derbyshire.  We also operate a variety of regular canal boat trips on our widebeam, the Mercia Swan.

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How to find us

Boat Street cafe is located along a path that leads behind Midland Chandlers, over a bridge. Spot the troll guarding the canal entrance of the marina!

You can find the Mercia Swan boat trips down from the Boardwalk pub, it is green with a cream roof and usually has fairy lights around it. Look out for grey signs across the site pointing to "canal boat cafe" and "canal boat trips"

Canal Boat Trips

A Unique Gift

The Boat Street Gift Card

Give the gift of a lovely canal boat experience including a delicious meal at our award winning narrowboat cafe and a relaxing trip along the canal in our wonderful widebeam boat, the Mercia Swan

Sue, Derby

“Perfect Lunch... Called in for lunch today whilst walking to Findern. I have visited this cafe lots of times and have never been disappointed. I had a BLT which was cooked just how I like it. I am so lucky to have this on my doorstep. The owners are passionate about their business and lovely people."

Emma, Long Eaton

"My cousin and I visited for the first time today and what a lovely treat it was! The setting is idyllic and definitely right up my 'boat' street being around water and especially on a boat! Food was enjoyable and filling, reasonably priced too. Good selection of drinks and very friendly staff. Highly recommend. Will be visiting again."

Alexander, Ashby

"Brilliant local cafe in a great location. We visited in September. Very pretty location with views across the water. Ample seating with sun shades. Menu was varied with plenty of choice. We ordered a wrap each and a hot drink. Very tasty food with friendly service.
A little gem with great prices for these times."

Quotes have been taken from reviews on tripadvisor

Traveller's Choice 2023
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