Aqua Narrowboats

Hire out 5* narrowboats which they build themselves, offer a full service engineering and workshop facility and build brand new boats to order.

Opening times

Weekdays 9am - 5pm Weekends closed

Bluewater Clothing

Stocking brands such as Masai, Sandwich and Sahara as well as their own Italian-made shirts, Bluewater is a women’s shopping heaven – suitable for all shapes and sizes.

Opening times

Weekdays 10am till 5pm Saturday 10am till 5pm Sunday 10am till 4pm

Elegant Touch Beauty

Offering massages, waxing, ‘Elemis’ facials and ‘Jessica’ manicures and pedicures. Elegant Touch is the ultimate place at the marina to truly pamper yourself overlooking the tranquil waterside.

Opening times

Monday 10am – 5pm Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday & Thursday 10am -7pm Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9:30am-4pm Sun 9:30am-4pm

Garden Hideouts

Garden Hideouts is a natural development of our longstanding canal boat business. We are small space specialists, using acquired design skills and painstaking attention to detail to create garden rooms, shepherds huts, garden pods and summer houses that will give pleasure: year after year after year.

Opening times

Weekdays 9am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 9am to 4.00pm

Midland Chandlers

Midland Chandlers has been established for over 35 years and is the market leader in the supply of equipment for inland waterways craft, with a 4000 sq ft chandlery superstore at Mercia Marina.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 9am till 5:30pm Sunday 10am till 4pm

Molly & Co

For every outfit you need Blue Water’s sister company Molly & Co offers brilliant and bespoke accessories for both men and women.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10am- 5pm Saturday 10am – 5:30pm Sunday 10:30am – 4:30pm


  • 01283 703711

New & Used Boat Co.

Over the years we’ve expanded and refined the range of new boats and now offer a fantastic choice of narrowboats, wide beam boats and Dutch Barges in both new and used boat options. We have on average 35 boats on display for accompanied viewing 7 days a week.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday - 9am till 5pm Sunday - 9am till 4:30pm

Still Waters Convenience & Gift Shop

For all your day to day essentials, including wood, coal and gas, as well as sweets, food and off licence sales of beer, wine and spirits.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm Sunday 9am to 5pm


  • 01283 707474.

The Boardwalk Bar & Dining 01283 702 669

Enjoy a light lunch or evening meal at The Boardwalk Bar & Restaurant. Sit back and relax on the outdoor terrace or sit inside the two-storey bar and enjoy the waterside view.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 11am – 11pm Sunday 11am - 6pm

The Butcher Baker... Farm Shop & Coffee House

Selling high quality produce sourced locally in The National Forest and surrounding areas. The Farm shop also has its very own cafe with high quality coffee and fresh snacks.

Opening times

Daily - 9am till 4.30pm

The Mug Tug

50ft Widebeam Canal Boat permanently moored at Mercia Marina - The Mug Tug invites all children aged from 0 to 100 years and all artistic abilities on board.

Opening times

Wed - Sun: 10:00–17:00

White Finn


Ladies smart and casual clothing. Great brands available including: SEASALT, LILLY AND ME, HEAVENLY FEET, BRAINTREE, JACK MURPHY, LAZY JACKS, WHITE STUFF, JOULES

Opening times

Weekdays 10am - 5pm Saturdays 10am - 5pm Sundays 10.30am - 4pm


  • 01283 702989

Willow Tree Tea Rooms

The Willow Tree offers good food and drink in an attractive comfortable environment with stunning views out over the marina. In the summer, enjoy the outdoor terrace or in the winter be warmed by the log burning fire.

Opening times

Open daily 8:30am till 5pm


  • 01283 703700

Zing Furniture

Offering an Aladdin's cave of gifts with a wide selection of home furniture and accessories, with French style bedroom ranges, solid oak furniture and lots more. 

Opening times

Weekdays 10am to 4pm Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm