Docstoc

INDEX FOR BENSON ON THAMES

Document Sample
INDEX FOR BENSON ON THAMES Powered By Docstoc
					                                  INDEX FOR BENSON ON THAMES


INDEX FOR BENSON ON THAMES.......................................................................1

Benson On Thames ....................................................................................................3

   Base Name, Address and Telephone..................................................................3

   Email Address..........................................................................................................3

   Base Manager .........................................................................................................3

   Receptionist and Site Manager.............................................................................3

OVER VIEW.................................................................................................................3

   Area Description ......................................................................................................3

   Changeover Days ...................................................................................................4

   Embark / Disembark Times ...................................................................................4

   Base Opening Hours ..............................................................................................4

   Out of Hours Arrival Procedures...........................................................................4

   Attractions and Activities ........................................................................................4

       Places you should visit .......................................................................................4

   Public Holidays / Event...........................................................................................4

   Hotels ........................................................................................................................5

   Base Facilities And Practical Information ............................................................5

       Local Shops and Amenities ...............................................................................6

       Supermarket.........................................................................................................6

       Post Office ............................................................................................................6

       Temperatures.......................................................................................................6

AREA AND CRUISING ..............................................................................................7

   Description of Cruising Area..................................................................................7

   Places to Visit ..........................................................................................................7
  Mooring Fees ...........................................................................................................7

GENERAL AREA INFORMATION ...........................................................................7

  Transfer Costs .........................................................................................................7

  Nearest Airports / Train Stations...........................................................................8

  Local Town Description..........................................................................................8

  Eating Out.................................................................................................................8

  Car Hire.....................................................................................................................8
                             Benson On Thames

Base Name, Address and Telephone

Address –     Benson Waterfront
              Benson
              Oxon
              OX10 6SJ
              England

Tel -         0044 (0) 1491 836 700

Fax -         0044 (0) 1491 836 738

Email Address

bensonwaterfront@btopenworld.com

Base Manager

Barry Brant
(Languages Spoken: English)

Receptionist and Site Manager

Ben Dandridge
(Languages Spoken: English and German)

                                  OVER VIEW

Area Description

Nestled in the banks of the Thames, which snakes its way through the lush
green countryside of England, the village of Benson is in the heart of a tourist
area, which combines heritage and history.
Follow the “Kings Highway”, the famous “Thames” and discover the varied
landscape of meadows and hills, the small flower bedecked towns and their
cottages of genuine Old England, creating an atmosphere of timeless charm.
The Thames also meets with history at prestigious locations such as Oxford,
the oldest university in England, which has educated many Lords, and indeed
Windsor founded by William the Conqueror, and a royal residence for over
nine centuries – the largest inhabited palace in the world!!
Changeover Days

Saturdays

Embark / Disembark Times

   Embark         13:00 - 17:00
  Disembark           09:00

Base Opening Hours

       Day                   Open                    Close
     Monday                  09:00                   17:00
     Tuesday                 09:00                   17:00
    Wednesday                09:00                   17:00
     Thursday                09:00                   17:00
      Friday                 09:00                   17:00
     Saturday                09:00                   17:00
      Sunday                 09:00                   17:00

Out of Hours Arrival Procedures

Base will advise the clients by phone.

Attractions and Activities

Places you should visit

      * Oxford – Shopping Centre and Colleges
      * Henley – The River and Rowing Museum
      * Windsor – Castle and Various attractions for Tourists


Public Holidays / Event

Henley Royal Regatta              1st Week in July

Henley Music Festival             2nd Week in July

Numerous village regattas throughout the whole of July / August / September
     Hotels

                                  Hotels and Restaurants
                                          Benson
The Crown Inn                                              Tel – 0044 (0) 1491 838 331
The Three Horseshoes                                       Tel – 0044 (0) 1491 838 242
Sun                                                        Tel – 0044 (0) 1491 835 087
                                        Dorchester
The George Hotel                                           Tel – 0044 (0) 1865 340 404
Restaurant “Fleur De Lys”                                  Tel – 0044 (0) 1865 340 074
                                        Wallingford
The George Hotel                                           Tel – 0044 (0) 1491 836 665
Restaurant “The Boat House”                                Tel – 0044 (0) 1491 833 188
Restaurant “Stoneys”                                       Tel – 0044 (0) 1491 836 249
                                       Shillingford
Hotel “The Shillingford Bridge”
                                          Oxford
Restaurant “The Opium Den”
Restaurant “Al Shami”                                      Tel – 0044 (0) 1865 310 066
                                       Pubs
Pub “The Bell and the Queens Head” (Crowmarsh)
Pub “Home Sweet Home” (Roke)
Pub “All Bar One” (Oxford)
Pub “Jude The Obscure” (Oxford)

                       Base Facilities And Practical Information

     The following facilities are available at the base:

     Showers
     Toilets
     Launderette
     Shop
     Restaurant and Bar

     Parking –
           Open Air enclosed Parking without surveillance          £10 Per Week

     We do not accept responsibility for vehicles parked in the yard
                        Local Shops and Amenities

There are the following shops and amenities close to the base:

Supermarket

Small Somerfield supermarket at Benson
Opening times:
Monday – Thursday:         8am – 7pm
Friday:                    8am – 8pm
Saturday:                  8am – 6pm
Sunday:                    9am – 5pm

Large Tesco supermarket by the river in Reading

There is no bank at Benson, but there is a cash machine. You will also be
able to get cash back from the local supermarkets if you are paying by Debit
Card.

Post Office

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm

Also available near to the base are:
              Pubs
              Restaurants
              Green Grocer
              Chemist
              Petrol Station
              Cash Machine

Temperatures

    Average Daily Temperature
           (Degrees C)
         April           14°C
         May             16°C
         June            18°C
         July            19°C
        August           19°C
      September          18°C
       October           17°C
                           AREA AND CRUISING

Description of Cruising Area

The River Thames is situated along very scenic countryside. With many small
quaint villages along the way. There is always something to see.
Nearby to the river there are the larger towns and famous cities. Just a taxi
ride away.
Local pubs and restaurants are readily available.

Places to Visit

Oxford
Henley On Thames
Windsor
London

Mooring Fees

Mooring fees can range between £5 – £15 per night per boat

                      GENERAL AREA INFORMATION

Transfer Costs

                                     Taxi
                      From                               To           Cost
                 Heathrow Airport                      Benson          £58
                 Cholsey Station                       Benson          £10
                  Oxford Station                       Benson          £19
                 Reading Station                       Benson          £23
                  Didcot Station                       Benson          £16
                Wallingford Market                     Benson           £8
                 Abingdon Market                       Benson         £17
                  Henley Market                        Benson          £21
                  Luton Airport                        Benson          £83
              London Gatwick Airport                   Benson         £108
                 Stansted Airport                      Benson         £123

Options from Heathrow Airport
If there are 4 or more customers a taxi would be the quickest and most cost
effective solution of reaching the base - £58 one way

If there are less than 4 people then it would be cheaper to take the bus to
Reading, then either a train to Cholsey or a bus to Wallingford and then a taxi
to Benson. This would take a considerable amount of time but would be
cheaper than a taxi.
Useful Information
First Travel – Buses to/from Heathrow and Reading and also operate some
train services

Thames Travel – For local buses to/from Benson, Wallingford and Cholsey
and also operate train services locally

Taxi Number – 0044 (0) 7711 706 884

               Bus Or Train
      From          To        Cost
 Heathrow Airport Benson £16per person
   Paddington     Benson £17 per person

Nearest Airports / Train Stations

     What             Where              Miles         Kilometres
    Airports:        Heathrow             39                62
                      Gatwick             82               130

 Train Stations:   Cholsey Station        5               8
                   Reading Station        13              20
                    Oxford Station        13              20
                    Didcot Station        10              16

Local Town Description

Pubs and Restaurants / Small Supermarket / Green Grocer / Chemist / Petrol
Station / Cash Machine / No Bank

Eating Out

Riverside Bistro at Benson Waterfront
Open May – September in the evening

Riverside café at Benson Waterfront
Open all year and serves breakfast, lunch and snacks

The Three Horseshoes in Benson
Open all year from 11am – 11pm

Car Hire

Car Hire is available in Reading, Oxford or Heathrow

Avis
Europcar

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Tags:
Stats:
views:14
posted:10/22/2011
language:English
pages:8