We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Cafe and gift shop

Perfect for picnics on a sunny day or paninis on pretty much any day, our café and picnic area has one of the most superb views around. And once you've finished your refreshments, you'll still have time to pick up a momento or two of your visit to Anderton.

Enjoying lunch at Anderton Enjoying lunch at Anderton

Our coffee shop, with its full height glass wall over looking the amazing boat lift itself, continues to expand its menu. From light lunches, such as toasted paninis, jacket potatoes and soup to a well deserved freshly brewed coffee and slice of hand-made cake for afternoon tea. You'll find a great selection of mouth-watering options.

Cakes at Anderton

You can eat indoors but outdoor decking offers fantastic views over the grounds and lift. On good weather days, take advantage of the picnic areas, scattered in the impressive shadow of this mighty structure.

Picnicing fun at Anderton

Stop at our shop

Feel free to browse the gift shop with its unique heritage and historic items as well as children's favourites, books, games, toys and sweets. Plus, a few surprises and nice little somethings to treasure.

Gift shop at Anderton

Last date edited: 24 August 2017