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

Black by Design

Black by Design offers the latest contemporary designer homeware and accessories from top brands including LSA, Normann Copenhagen, Alessi and Bronte by Moon.

Being a successful internet retailer we are now opening our first ever shop to bring our unique design-led homewares direct to the public.


Opening times

Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Bluebird Fine Art

Independent art gallery with an extensive portfolio. Prices to suit all denominations and a range of genres including oil paintings, pencil sketches, glasswork, sculptures, landscape paintings and abstract.

Opening times

Closed Monday's Tuesday Saturday 10.00 - 5.00 Sunday 10.30 - 4.30 Open Bank Holiday Monday 10.30 - 4.30

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

Chrissy’s Gift Boat

Chrissy's Gift boat is a floating gift shop on a commercial berth by the Boardwalk. An exciting new business selling gifts, scarves, hats, handbags, Yankee Candles and more. Enjoy a totally new shopping experience on the water at Mercia.

Opening times

Thursday 10 - 4 Friday 10 - 4 Saturday 10 - 4 Sunday 10- 4


  • 07375 665 969

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

Lotus Indian Kitchen

We’re a new restaurant serving street food, grills and curries just like you’d get in India.

The lotus is the national flower of India, and as a water plant, is the perfect symbol for this beautiful waterside location!


01332 300525



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Opening times

Opening soon (Est late June)

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

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

Start & Tremayne

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

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 Beetroot Tree... 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


  • 01283 707325

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 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

The Scholar's Ship

The Scholar's Ship provides learning with a practical and creative edge through cross-curricular and multisensory learning, pupils enjoy linking information and facts about the world, to a variety of curriculum subjects.

Opening times

Please check website for weekend timetable Saturday 10 - 11, 11.30 - 12.30, 1 - 2, 2.30 - 3.30, 4 - 5 Sunday 10 - 11, 11.30 - 12.30, 1 - 2, 2.30 - 3.30, 4 - 5


Twigg Home

Ladies fashion and home.

Twigg gives you an insight into a retail experience to create your very own cozy life. Bringing fashion and lifestyle together, Twigg is a place to soak yourself in life's simple pleasures.

Opening times

Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Sunday 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

William Wheelwright Hairdressing

At William Wheelwright Hair we want to give you an experience not just a haircut.
We have created a relaxing and intimate atmosphere at our new salon by the waters at Mercia Marina. We are able to give you our time, expertise and dedication to make sure you get exactly what you want.

Opening times

Monday 9.00 - 3.00 Tuesday 9.00 - 6.00 Wednesday 9.00 - 6.00 Thursday 9.00 - 7.00 Friday 9.00 - 7.00 Saturday 9.00 - 5.00 Sunday 11.00 - 4.00

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 4.30pm


  • 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