On arrival here the lovely wide-beam Horse Trip boat was almost ready to leave. We paused at the services before mooring up a little further on. This was a busy place with walkers, cyclists, motorists and boaters converging where the road crosses the canal, river and railway.
As we had landed on a Sunday we all toddled off for a roast lunch at the Dundas Arms. The meal was good but a tad expensive for what we got at £15.50. A pint of Guinness was £4.80. This was unnecessarily hiked up by a service charge of 10% slapped on the bill that we were all unaware of. So in fact it made the Guinness the dearest we have ever come across at £5.28p. Needless to say we won’t be returning here!
It was a short walk over the bridge up a flagstone footpath past the grand Vicarage to see the delightful 13th century Church. Kintbury was once a hive of industry with five ‘Whiting Mills’. Their products were transported along the canal to Bristol up until the 1930s. The railway and canal run close to each other for many miles here and Kintbury still has a small pickup point for rail passengers. The level crossing keeper is kept pretty busy in his small ugly looking port cabin.