Hubberts Bridge – South Forty Foot Waterway (Drain)
EA and Partners have recently completed a slipway together with a car / trailer parking area at Hubberts Bridge, including a substantial mooring pontoon, water and electricity supply and pump-out unit. EA have been advised by the owners of the Wheatsheaf that the majority of trailer boats would require a elsan disposal point and this is now being actioned.
The slipway provides a good access point onto the South Forty Foot Waterway (Drain) and boats would be able to travel in a Easterly direction to the Black Sluice Lock (access to Boston Harbour and the Sea) or a Westerly / South-westerly direction to Donington, this being the current practical limit of navigation.
The access to the slipway actually runs down the side of The Wheatsheaf Bar & Grill (Wikipedia entry for this area – pub website down 8-4-2020) and the premises behind.
The owners, Gary and Sue Hall, are well versed in the requirements of the inland boating fraternity and have been involved with boats and all things boating since a very early age (in their sixties now); both in the pursuit of leisure and as business operators / managers. They extend a very warm welcome to anybody using the facilities at Hubberts Bridge and have been very much involved with the development, since its inception a few years ago, and will be issuing short term licences for the EA for visitors. As an added bonus they have a very good name for the quality of our food and drink offerings, and continue to be listed in the CAMRA good beer guide for real ale.
Information and pictures provided by Gary Hall, The Wheatsheaf Bar & Grill, Hubberts Bridge