A few words from us about Aston Marina... In September 2013, while cruising the Trent and Mersey Canal, we were having problems with the leisure batteries on our narrowboat “Many Meetings”. We booked our narrowboat Many Meetings into nearby Aston Marina for three days to give us a chance to solve the problem. The friendly welcome that we received was reinforced by the help that was offered and then the icing on the cake was the wonderful food in the Bistro! Over dinner on our last night, we both agreed that this would be a great place to moor Many Meetings over the coming winter. And we never left! Seven years later, we are still here, still enjoying the wonderful food and the friendly and helpful approach of all the staff in the restaurant and in the marina. Our cruising this year was severely curtailed but, throughout the difficult days of the pandemic, everyone at Aston has gone out of their way to be helpful and supportive. They have also shown themselves to be very resourceful and imaginative in addressing the problems presented by Covid. In the nine years of our travels round the canals, we have visited and temporarily moored in many marinas across the country. Whilst most of them have been excellent, not one of them has ever tempted us to leave Aston where we feel so very comfortable and well looked after. So, a very big “Thank You” to everyone at Aston. We hope that you all continue to stay safe and to prosper in these difficult times. We look forward to many more happy years as part of the Aston “family”. Marion and Robin, nb “Many Meetings”
- Marion and Robin, nb “Many Meetings”
We have been at Aston for over nine years and are really happy here. The facilities are excellent with onshore showers, toilets and a laundry room which are kept scrupulously clean. The staff are very friendly and seek to ensure all boaters are kept safe and happy and well informed of developments. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and there is an excellent restaurant and bar. The location is excellent for the range and variety of boating routes as well as good road and rail connections. There are lovely walks from the marina and Stone town centre with shops and facilities is a forty minute walk down the towpath. Allyson & Mike Lynch, NB Sebeq.
- Allyson & Mike Lynch, NB Sebeq
Nb ISAAC and crew moved to Aston Marina in April 2016. We’d kept the boat south of Birmingham, moving north for us, was a good move. The canals are a lot quieter up here, and the variety of routes, and lovely destinations even better. If you choose, you can be in Birmingham in two days, or push up the beautiful Caldon. The four counties ring is wonderful in both directions. Tixall is a great place to spend the weekend (get there early). But the marina is the key. We sometimes don’t go out, as the nature of the grounds and facilities make for peaceful living. The marina is large, and has plenty of room for turning onto our pontoon. The helpful staff are never far away, and everything is kept spotless. The lookouts spend hours looking for a blade of grass out of place but have yet to find one. No.26 is a great place to eat, the menu regularly changing and is really Covid secure. There are good dog walks within easy reach, and the towns of Stone and Stafford provide everything you need. Stone is a lovely walk along the canal, and is a traditional market town with a proper high street. We have no plans to leave Aston. It gives us everything we need, and more.
- Nb ISAAC
I have really enjoyed Aston and will rate it highly on Trip adviser. However, the time has come to explore other canals... I am sure I will see you before I leave... but in case I do not I really appreciate the high level of efficiency and service from you all.
- Philip and Carmel Smith
Mandarin was first moored at Aston Marina in 2017 and we have been delighted with that decision. For our privately run syndicate ease of access for all our members with good security was our first requirement. The well maintained toilets, showers and laundry were also important along with good secure parking for our members' vehicles. Access to all facilities and moorings is controlled by a security token issued to each member. We have found the helpful and approachable staff manage the site in a very boater-friendly manner making regular checks on unoccupied boats and alerting owners to any concerns they have, always good to know if a boat is not used for any reason. Though as a syndicate we generally move on to pastures new after three years, we voted to stay for a further year which is testament in itself. Robert Smith Engineer, Mandarin Syndicate
- NB Mandarin
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