This event is a two-centre outing. The coach takes you from the Military Arms in Sandbach at 8:15am for the first stop at the Grosvenor Garden Centre near Chester. This bills itself as “a destination centre” so you can imagine they will have a vast range of items that you didn’t know you needed. After time to study the offers and/or take a coffee break, the coach takes you to the Mill Hotel in Chester for lunch. The Mill Hotel website describes the experience as follows:
“See Chester from a different perspective, viewing parts of the city unreachable by other transport. All food served aboard the Lunch Cruises and Dinner Cruises is freshly prepared in the Hotel’s kitchen. The starter course is served, and you sail away along the Shropshire Union Canal towards the Northgate Lock returning to collect the main course and continuing your journey towards Hoole Lane Lock and beyond, before returning to the hotel where your voyage ends.
The L’eau-t Cuisine Broad-beam Restaurant Cruiser moored alongside the Mill Hotel sails for 4 course & Coffee Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Seating up to 50 people, the vessel has a licensed bar and even a dance floor.”
The cost of the coach and lunch is £33.