Aqueduct Marina – designed for today’s boater

Church Minshull, Cheshire

Opened February 2009 – Aqueduct Marina is an established 147-berth marina and boatyard near Church Minshull, at the heart of Cheshire’s canal network. With long and short term moorings, slipway and boat repair facilities, the Marina offers excellent facilities in a superb rural setting.

Located on the Middlewich branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, this is an ideal cruising base with convenient access to both the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen Canals, along with the Cheshire and Four Counties cruising rings.

Cafe open on siteSurrounded by 100 acres of farmland networked with walking trails, the Marina benefits from easy access to the M6, Crewe station, Chester and North Wales.

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Situated in the heart of Cheshire’s premier marina we offer a relaxed visit with great food and a warm, friendly welcome.
Why not join us for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea -
with attractive views over the Marina?

Our new Menu offers a wide variety of home cooked breakfasts & lunches, plus freshly made sandwiches, baguettes & cakes.
There is also a daily Specials Board.

Sunday Roast Lunch.
Roast Beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast & cream potatoes,
fresh seasonal vegetables & gravy - £9:99

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We have a fully licensed bar
with an extensive selection of wines, beers, ciders,
spirits and soft drinks

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri -  10:00am to 4:00pm
Sat & Sun -  9:30am to 4:30pm

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Dates for your Diary

contact reception on 01270 525041 for more details

  • Sat 26 Apr 2014 ACOUSTIC NIGHT @ AQUEDUCT MARINA - Georgia Blue and Guests. Doors Open 7:00pm - 1st Act starts 7:30pm. . Tickets £5.00. Food available and Bar open. To book a table - 'phone 01270 525 043 or email cafe@aqueductmarina.co.uk
  • Sat 26 Apr 2014 Anderton Boat Lift - Top Of The World Tour. Get close up and personal to this historical structure Click for details
  • Wed 30 Apr 2014 Wardle Lock Work Party - Middlewich CW10 0JJ - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Help to improve the appearance of Wardle Lock & Branch Canal - painting, vegetation clearance & litter picking. Stout shoes, old clothes & packed lunch if staying all day. Contact Bob Luscombe, IWA North Staffs & Sth Cheshire - 07710 054 848 - bob.luscombe@waterways.com Click for details
  • Sat 3 May 2014 Sat-Mon 3-5th May. Norbury Canal Festival @ Norbury Junction - 10:00am to 7:00pm. The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust has again teamed up with the Norbury Village Community & The Junction Inn to jointly organise this annual May Bank Holiday Canal Festival Click for details
  • Sat 3 May 2014 Sat-Mon 3-5th May. Annual Plant Sale at St. Bartholomew's Church, Church Minshull. The world famous Plant Sale will be held throughout the bank holiday weekend. Come and see the Art Sale, have a cup of tea and buy some great plants, at very competitive prices...all in aid of St Bartholomew's Church Click for details
  • Mon 5 May 2014 Pub Quiz @ The Badger, Church Minshull - 8:30pm. Monthly quiz on the 1st Monday each month - form a team and take on the rest.
  • Sat 10 May 2014 100 Years - Vintage Tea a Party @ Village Hall, Church Minshull - 4:00pm. Step back in time and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. Enjoy a drink from antique teapots & china tea cups with loose leaf tea and partake of the sandwiches, petits fours, cakes, scones..and of course, Church Minshull's very own Rosemary shortbread...! Click for details
  • Wed 14 May 2014 Wardle Lock Work Party - Middlewich CW10 0JJ - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Help to improve the appearance of Wardle Lock & Branch Canal - painting, vegetation clearance & litter picking. Stout shoes, old clothes & packed lunch if staying all day. Contact Bob Luscombe, IWA North Staffs & Sth Cheshire - 07710 054 848 - bob.luscombe@waterways.com Click for details
  • Sat 17 May 2014 James Bowman In Concert @ St. Bartholomew's Church, Church Minshull - 2:00pm. In aid of St Bartholomew's Church Roof Appeal. James Bowman is a counter-tenor and has been one of the world's leading counter-tenors for nearly 30 years. His career spans opera, oratorio, contemporary music and solo recitals. He was appointed a CBE in the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours. Click for details
  • Thu 22 May 2014 C&RT North Wales & Borders Partnership Meeting @ Navigation House, Navigation Road, Northwich - 4pm to 6pm Click for details
  • Thu 22 May 2014 Thurs-Mon May 22-26. 14th. Audlem Music Festival. A wide variety of music to suit all tastes, exhibitions, poetry and a carnival. Click for details
  • Sat 24 May 2014 Sat/Mon May 24/26. Crick Boat Show @ Crick Marina, nr Daventry. The only Inland Waterways boat show in the U.K. Aqueduct's staff will be attending to explain the Marina's 5 star mooring & servicing etc. facilities. Advance ticket sales - save up to 36% on gate price. Click for show details
  • Wed 28 May 2014 Wardle Lock Work Party - Middlewich CW10 0JJ - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Help to improve the appearance of Wardle Lock & Branch Canal - painting, vegetation clearance & litter picking. Stout shoes, old clothes & packed lunch if staying all day. Contact Bob Luscombe, IWA North Staffs & Sth Cheshire - 07710 054 848 - bob.luscombe@waterways.com Click for details
  • Fri 30 May 2014 "Old Herbaceous" @ Village Hall, Church Minshull - 7:30pm. Tickets £11.00. An evening of warmth, charm, humour and pathos, told by a man looking back over his life and over English rural social history. It all takes place in a old greenhouse in the gardens of a Gloucestershire manor house where you imagine perfect lawns and well tendered borders. Click for details and tickets
  • Sat 7 Jun 2014 Sat & Sun June 7 & 8. IWA's 2014 National Campaign Festival @ Tower Wharf in Chester. The Campaign's aim is to promote the Dee Branch and highlight IWA's vision for improved access onto the upper reaches of the River Dee itself. With over 100 craft of all shapes and sizes plus traders and entertainment it is shaping up to be a great weekend. Click for full details & festival programme
  • Fri 13 Jun 2014 Fri/Sun June 13/15. Middlewich Folk and Boat (FAB) Festival. Historic Boats, Floating Market and up to 15 venues hosting music & dance provide a fabulous showcase of live entertainment. Click for Festival Events
  • Sun 22 Jun 2014 ST. LUKE'S HOSPICE DUCK RACE @ AQUEDUCT MARINA - 12 noon. Take part in this fund raising duck race - adopt a numbered duck for £2.50 and if it wins the race you'll win £££s. Bring your friends to the Aqueduck (!!) and enjoy the afternoon - all in aid of a great cause. Click for details
  • Sat 19 Jul 2014 ANNUAL BOATERS' BASH @ AQUEDUCT MARINA. Paul Larcombe's Elvis Tribute Show - officially endorsed by Graceland, USA. Plus the Passionettes Motown Show. D.J., Late Bar and Fish & Chips mobile catering. Doors open @ 7:30pm - Show starts @ 8:15 pm. Tickets - £10 from Aqueduct Marina's Reception or 'phone 01270 525 041. Click for Paul Larcombe's website
  • Sun 20 Jul 2014 ANNUAL OPEN DAY @ AQUEDUCT MARINA - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Family Fun Day - Free, All Welcome. Includes - "Saturn" Horse Drawn Fly Boat - Crafts - Children's Entertainment - Demonstrations - Boat Rides - Model Boats - Boat Hire - Dog Show - Raffles - Boats For Sale - The Galley Cafe & Licensed Bar. This year's adopted Charity is "Hearing Dogs For Deaf People". Click for Hearing Dogs website
  • Sat 26 Jul 2014 Sat & Sun July 26 & 27. 14th Audlem Festival of Transport & Historic Boat Gathering. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with over 50 vintage canal boats moored for the two days at Audlem Wharf and 300 vehicles on display in the village on the Sunday. Click for details
  • Wed 30 Jul 2014 Nantwich Show & International Cheese Show @ Dorfold Park. The UK's largest one day agricultural show and the world's biggest cheese show. Click for details
  • Fri 5 Sep 2014 Fri 5th to Sun 7th. Nantwich Food Festival. In 2013 over 35,000 visitors & 150 exhibitors spread throughout the town attended the Festival. Cluck for details