How To Find Us

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How To Find Us

Getting Here
How do we find Rose Narrowboats? 

Rose Narrowboats’ base lies where the Fosse Way crosses the North Oxford Canal, one mile north of the pretty village of Brinklow on the B4027 (ex-A427). There are main British Rail stations at Coventry and Rugby, both 7 miles away.

By Train:

There is a frequent and fast (1 hour) service from London (Euston) to Rugby, which can also be reached directly from Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool. Coventry Station is 7 miles away. Take a Taxi from either station. Note – Say near BRINKLOW as there are several “Strettons”.

By Coach:

National Express Coaches

By Taxi:

Js Taxi – 07966 287306

Home James of Rugby – 01788 474747

Compass Cars – 01788 22 22 22

By Road:

For Satellite Navigation Systems please key in our PostCode:- CV23 0PU

We are on the Fosse Way B4027 between Brinklow and Stretton under Fosse. Motorway exits: From the South, M1 J17 (M45/A45) or M40 J12 (go past motor museum). From the North M1 J20 or M6 J2 (careful not to get on the M69 by mistake). From the West, M5/M42 takes you up to the M6 J4 then down to J2. From the East, the A14 feeds straight into the M6 J1 Rugby, then via Newbold and Pailton.

Coming from overseas? More information here


To take advantage of our 10am boats, or to end your holiday the following hotels are local and used by our customers.

The Bulls Head, Brinklow –

The Golden Lion, Easenhall –



November to March

Monday   –   9am – 5pm

Tuesday   –   9am – 2.30pm

Wednesday   –   9am – 2.30pm

Thursday   –   9am – 5pm

Friday   –   9am – 5pm

Saturday   –   9am – 12noon

Sunday   –   CLOSED


April to October

Monday to Saturday    –    9am – 5pm

Sundays    –    9am – 12 noon

Check out the map below to see where Rose Narrowboats are on the Canal Network. 

We are in the centre of the Canal Network on the Northern Section of the Oxford Canal between Coventry and Braunston.

There are many routes possible from our base including some rings (circular routes).

Check out our Routes Page for some sample routes that are possible depending on the time you have to explore England and Wales from a Narrowboat.

Rose Narrowboats Complete Canal Map