Canal Boat and meal at the Melbourne Arms!

Hey guys! A couple of weeks ago, we had the awesome experience of a canal boat ride and lunch at the Melbourne Arms afterwards. The canal boat ride runs along the Pocklington Canal and it’s about an hour long trip there and back. The Melbourne Arms is a classic British pub with delicious meals and desserts. I’m really glad we had the opportunity to travel on the canal boat ride and to enjoy such a delectable meal at the Melbourne Arms. So in today’s post, I will be describing my experience on the canal boat and at the Melbourne Arms.


The canal boat can fit 12 people on so our whole group was able to experience the ride together. We actuated forward along the canal and the attendant on the canal boat granted us with some background about the canal. We immersed ourselves into the ride, admiring, appreciating, praising the serene landscape. It was so peaceful with only a few people wandering down the banks of the canal as our boat drifted along.

We were offered the opportunity to steer the boat and since no one else was particularly eager to, I jumped at the chance. I was directed by the other attendant who’d been steering up until that point. He instructed me to prise the lever to the opposite direction in which I desired for the boat to travel. It was quite hard to coordinate it so the boat journeyed in the right direction but it was definitely an interesting experience for me. I returned back to where the rest of our party were seated and enjoyed the rest of the canal boat ride.


After that, we meandered round to the Melbourne Arms. The interior of it was much like a classic British pub and it had such a cosy, home – like feel to it. There was a whole assortment of wooden tables with comfy chairs arranged around all of them. After surveying the menu, all of our party decided to choose a Sunday lunch meal since it was a Sunday. There was a choice of turkey, pork or beef and I selected turkey.

Our meals came with an assortment of our choosen meat, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing and roasted parsnip, coated with gravy. There were pots filled with a selection of different vegetables which were absolutely delicious so you could choose how much you could eat. I found the meal completely scrumptious and I was completely full when I’d finished.

Some of my family enjoyed delicious puddings too such as waffles and sticky toffee pudding. However, I was too full to eat another single bite so maybe I’ll sample one of their puddings next time I visit the Melbourne Arms.

Thank you for reading this post! What local restaurants are near you? Let me know in the comments section! There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull


  1. Oh I would love to experience this, what a wonderful nature around. These boat trips are just the best, they feel so interesting and you are excited all the time you are at the boat just looking at nature and living in the moment. xx

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  2. This looks like so much fun!! I’m glad you guys got to experience this. 😊 We honestly don’t have many unique local restaurants where I live; they’re all part of fast food/restaurant chains, so they’re not very unique 😝 I wish we did have some nice local dining spots!
    Thanks for sharing!

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