Reviews from our Customers

Ever wondered what it would be like holidaying on a Narrowboat? Well we have just that experience for you! At Midland Mallard we provide Narrowboat hire for up to six people in the heart of the British countryside. Below are some reviews from our customers…

So what do you do on a Narrowboat holiday you may ask? So, There are lots of things to do on a Narrowboat holiday including fishing, visiting local attractions, going to restaurants and pubs or you may just want to relax in amongst nature.

Our past customers have had a great time with but don’t just take our word for it, why not read some reviews that they have kindly left

From Enotia Head


Our group of 3 had 5 fantastic days on the Ashby Canal aboard a Midland Mallard narrowboat in August 2019. Looking back we agree it was the highlight of our month-long UK/Europe trip. The boat was well equipped, very comfortable and simple to drive – especially on the Ashby, which we specifically selected for it’s lock-free routes. We checked all narrowboat operators when researching our trip and found Midland Mallard true to their word that low prices are their forte: some similar alternatives were almost twice the price!
I whole-heartedly recommend Justin and the crew at Midland Mallard.

Tracey Taylor


This was the first – but certainly won’t be the last.- time that we had taken a narrowboat holiday. We’d talked about doing it for years and finally got round to it. So glad we chose Justin’s boat and the Ashby canal to do it on. Everything went really well from the: very well equipped, clean and well laid out boat, beautiful weather, a lovely pub with excellent food (Rising Sun), a fabulous little steam railway station at Shackerstone and a great canal to navigate for ‘narrow boat virgins’. Finally, Justin was really personable and helpful, easing our first-timers’ nerves and giving us his number in the event of any difficulties – happily, there were none. Looking forward to the next time already ?

Terry Lyne


Having hired over a dozen narrowboats from the large companies we hired Midland Mallard directly from Justin. Everything was great about this rental, in particular the personal touch tailored to our experience rather than just getting the normal corporate speel. Thanks Justin.

We have it all here at Midland Mallard so why not visit our web page and find out more here!