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On board we have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing trip on the river.

The Sonning has toilet facilities for both Ladies and Gentleman.

We have a large open shaded main deck with tram style benches to allow you to sit as a group. The large bow allows open air seating to top up on your tan and to enjoy the fresh air as you watch the nature of the river pass by.

The aft Poop Deck is a smaller seating area with tables for you to enjoy drinks and lunch together with family and friends.

Below decks is the cosy King Edward VII Saloon with a fully stocked bar offering Wines, Beers, Spirits, Hot Drinks, Soft Drinks, Snacks and Ice Creams. This area is decorated in mahogany wood panels enclosed with large windows and cushioned benches and seating areas.  Why not take a book about bird spotting or the History of Newark and the River from our library and relax whilst the river washes by?


About Us

The Edwardian river cruiser M.V. Sonning is a family run business, providing public trips and parties on the river Trent over the last 33 years. We aim to enhance the river and share the beauties which the river and her banks behold. Our staff are fully qualified with 20 years experience in the Merchant Navy and take pride in their work. Striving to enhance your experience onboard whether your enjoying a public trip, wedding, party, school trip or a corporate event. Any event is possible on this unique venue.


Cuckstool Wharf
Castle Gate
NG24 1BG

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