Afternoon Tea on the Thames with Nomad Bakery

Two hours cruising through Wind in the Willows country  wit us on the Thames, enjoy  afternoon tea freshly prepared by a local artisan bakery – Nomad. Renowned for making the most tasty of cakes, scones and savouries, the Nomad afternoon tea, served on vintage crockery, is the perfect accompaniment for an afternoon on the river cruising to  Mapledurham.

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Sunday Afternoon Tea Cruises

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A bespoke Tea for each cruise. 

Afternoon tea will be served by Nomad to your table on vintage crockery, each cruise will have a unique twist and we will also be operating a full bar onboard. Afternoon tea from Nomad is a real treat, artisan bakers with flair, everything is freshly made with panache! Freshly baked exciting savouries will be accompanied by cakes, scones, cream and jam, naturally, partnered with leaf tea. Visit Nomad Bakery to find out about their style and real belief in preparation and ingredients to make the best of treats.

A choice of seating is offered   – The Upper Deck Seating gives a great viewing platform over the river and surrounding areas whilst the Saloon Seating with big windows is a little more cosy and has good access to the bar, we will arrange the tables to suit your party size. (please note rarely for operational reasons we may use a single deck boat in which case all tables will be on one deck with access to the bar and toilet facilities)

The Schedule

We will slip our mooring lines in Caversham and cruise up the river*. Spot birds and wildlife as  the boat follows the twist and turns of the river to Mapledurham Lock and weir before heading back down stream to Reading. Departure is at 1415 and the cruise will be around 2 hours, boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure.

Dietary Requests

When booking your tickets please alert us to any special dietary requirements please enter them in the free text field. Nomad will also be able to assist you on the day of a cruise as to specific ingredients and provide alternatives where possible.

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Adult tickets £25.00

Easter Sunday £35.00


Our 2018 timetable includes sailings on Easter Sunday, 1st April, Sunday 27th May, Sunday 24th June and Sunday 15th July.

Departure Point

All tea cruises will depart from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge Reading. There are car parks near by which are often free at the weekend.

Wheelchair Access

Our boats are multi deck, access is via a ramp and we do have a few limitations with door widths. We recommend giving the office a quick call on 01189 481088 to discuss your requirements and we can advise on the best options for you or your guests.

Need some help?

If you would like more information about a cruise, boat trip or wish to discuss a party or private charter booking, please call Theresa in our planning office on 0118 948 1088 or email us using the contact form below.