About Middlewich Wharf

A Co-operative Of Canal Trades & Services
 

Middlewich Wharf is an historic site on the canal.  Used throughout the canal’s heydey for trade and cargo and more recently as a long term hire base from the 1970s onwards.  Today Middlewich Wharf is the home of a collaborative group of companies and canal trades-people offering a range of services to boaters and public at large.

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About Us

A Co-operative Of Canal Trades & Services
 

Middlewich Wharf is an historic site on the canal.  Used throughout the canal’s heydey for trade and cargo and more recently as a long term hire base from the 1970s onwards.  Today Middlewich Wharf is the home of a collaborative group of companies and canal trades-people offering a range of services to boaters and public at large.

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Our Story

 

Where It All Began

Since 2016 Paul & Samantha have been operating hire boats from Higher Poynton on the Macclesfield Canal.  Since then we have quickly grown and added to the boats in the fleet and now run 5 boats, with more in the pipeline.

Middlewich Wharf had been vacant for some time and we required permanent premises to operate from and improve our service to customers.

After successfully securing the site we will be undertaking repairs to the property and adding further services to our offering.

It’s our ambition to develop Middlewich Wharf into a co-operative of canal trades, in order to offer a one-stop-shop for all canal related needs.

Paul Donnelly – Middlewich Wharf.

Our Services At Middlewich Wharf

What We Offer

Boat Brokerage

Make your boat stand our from the crowd with professional photography, video tour, detalied brochure and expert sales staff. Get the best price for your boat with you sell with Middlewich Boat Sales.

Boat Mechanic

At Middlewich Wharf there is a dedicated Boat Mechanic, with many years experience working on diesel engines across various sectors. You are in safe hands with us.

Chandlery Shop

A windlass to oil filter, new fenders or a new cooker, we have everything covered you could need. With frequently bought items always in stock, and special orders able to be sourced same day or next day.

Boating Holidays

Our barge holiday hire partner is Floating Holidays. Having many happy customers over the past 3 seasons since their inception a great voyage along the canal awaits. Where will you go?

Dry Dock

Under cover, secure dry dock with adjacent parking. Blacking, hull surveys, stern gear repairs or welding. A full service dry dock where you can carry out a number of different jobs on your boat.

Joinery Service

Time served carpenter carries out joinery our work shop. Whether you need a sail-away lining, bespoke cabinets or maybe a new fitted bed or dinette sofa bed let us know how we can help.

Cafe

Previously Maggie Finn’s Tearoom and loved as a meeting place by many.  Coming 2020, a new casual dining experience for the Trent & Mersey Canal.
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Secure Moorings

Short term moorings and long term moorings available from the wharf, either towpath or offside secure moorings are available.

Pump Out, Diesel, Coal & Gas

Calor gas, red diesel, toilet pump out, coals, wood logs, kindling.  A full service boat wharf & the only pump-out for 2 days cruising.

Where We Are

We are easy to find by car and are just off of the M6 at Junction 18. If travelling into Manchester Airport you can conveniently reach us by either hire car or taxi.

By boat we are between Bridge 169 and Lock 73 on the Trent and Mersey Canal just near the Wardle Junction with the Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union Canal.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

About Middlewich Wharf 2

“Wonderful weekend had on Gemini”

“Wonderful weekend had on Gemini. Paul was fab and gave full instructions and demonstration for handling the boat. Luckily we had great weather and sailed upto Whaley Bridge. This was our first overnight aboard a narrowboat and we definitely recommend!! The boat was well stocked with everything you will need. We will definitely be returning soon. Thanks Paul.“

Danielle – Trip Advisor

About Middlewich Wharf 2

“I recommend them very highly”

“We spent 4 days on one of Floating Holidays‘ boats in end May 2019. I recommend them very highly: they have an excellent mixture of friendliness, efficiency, pragmatism, politeness, service and helpfulness in the right amounts. The boat was clean, comfortable and well-provisioned. Their advice was useful, well-judged and required. The hand-overs were done well, and they responded quickly and efficiently to our text/phone questions.”

Hugh Everett – Google Review

 

 

About Middlewich Wharf 2

“Great weekend… beautiful scenery”

“Great weekend. A lot easier than you’d imagine. Beautiful scenery.. everyone is friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.“

Joseph Grundy – Google review

Hours of Operation

MON – FRI
9:00am – 5:30pm
SAT – SUN
08:30am – 6:00pm
WINTER HOURS
10:00am – 4:00pm

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!