About Us

My Story

My name is Sam Keay and I originate from Cumbria, I have been living on my narrowboat for 14 years and I travel around the UK canal network trading at festivals, events & pop ups.


My love of the countryside & foraging is rooted in my childhood, we spent many summer days blackberry picking, scrumping apples, and helping my mum make homemade jam, wine, gin and any other scrumptious things we could think of!

100% Delicious Produce

As much as possible, the produce used is foraged from the countryside and towpath as we chug around the country. I welcome produce exchange and many customers or passing walkers bring me their fruit and veg in exchange for some of my goods.

If neither of these are possible I source produce that is local and organic. For this reason I have a limited stock of some produce until the next season comes around.

Committed to Quality

I take pride in making tasty and fresh products and I want you to enjoy them and feel fully satisfied.


If you have any questions about us, our products, or where we'll be next, please get in touch! Likewise, if you have any custom requests don't hesitate to let us know.

Contact Us

Use the map to see our current location, or get in touch below!

I am currently moored at Market Bosworth on the Ashby Canal,, if you’d like to pop by, feel free to contact me so I can give you directions. 


Current location:

Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

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Festivals & Events

Keep up to date with where we'll be next!

7th -8th March

MK Handmade & Vintage Weekend Extravaganza

Sat 9 am Sun 10.30am - Sat 6pm Sun 5pm

Outside John Lewis in MIlton Keynes

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7th -8th March

MK Handmade & Vintage Weekend Extravaganza

 

A treasure trove of 130+ cherry-picked and individually invited exhibitors, showcasing only the most original, high quality and affordable ...

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Sat 9 am Sun 10.30am - Sat 6pm Sun 5pm

Outside John Lewis in MIlton Keynes

10th, 11th, 12th, 13th April

Linslade Easter Floating Market

10am - 5pm

Grand Union Canal - alongside The Globe Inn Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire

Event Details

10th, 11th, 12th, 13th April

Linslade Easter Floating Market

With over 21 trading boats attending, you will find unique and beautiful handmade goods all made on a boat https://www.rcta.org.uk/events/#!...

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10am - 5pm

Grand Union Canal - alongside The Globe Inn Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire

8th, 9th 10th May

Berkhamsted Early May Bank Holiday Floating Market

7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

Event Details

8th, 9th 10th May

Berkhamsted Early May Bank Holiday Floating Market

A fantastic array of colourful trading boats, all selling unique handmade  gifts

https://www.rcta.org.uk/events/#!event/2020/5/8/berkhamsted-...

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7pm - 10pm

Estuary Park

16th & 17th May

Rickmansworth Festival

Sat & Sun 10.30 am - Sat 10.30pm & Sun 5.30 pm

The Aquadrome and canal at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Event Details

16th & 17th May

Rickmansworth Festival

 Trade, craft and charity stalls &  narrowboats, plus 3 music stages, historic boats a main catering area and real ale beer tent, also Envir...

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Sat & Sun 10.30 am - Sat 10.30pm & Sun 5.30 pm

The Aquadrome and canal at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

23rd, 24th & 25th May

Crick Boat Show

10am - Sat & Sun 6pm, Mon 5pm

CRICK MARINA IS AT: West Haddon Rd, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ.

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23rd, 24th & 25th May

Crick Boat Show

Britains Biggest Inland Waterways Festival!  There was over 27,000 visitors last year, with literally hundreds of exhibitors, seminars, etc ...

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10am - Sat & Sun 6pm, Mon 5pm

CRICK MARINA IS AT: West Haddon Rd, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ.

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Friends of Gangplank!

Please make sure to visit our friends!


Katie Miller is also a boat dweller and she created my fabulous logo and labels, to see more of her work or commission her. 


www.katierubyillustration.com



Devizes Marina helped me massively in the process of getting my premises licence, they selflessly gave a small business a big hand up, so thank you and folks if you're down that way go and say hello and hire a boat for the day or week. 


www.devizesmarina.com



A big thank you to my son Dylan for making this website for me, he is happy to help you too if you you need a site for your business, contact him on dylanbk@hotmail.com


Read - Boat traders in The Guardian!


“Cake on the Cut is run by Sam Keay on a narrowboat called Squox and Botter. Not only is it a fantastic cafe boat selling lots of yummy cakes and treats, she makes and sells Gangplank Spirits and Preserves which are produced with foraged fruit and herbs. Super tasty! A friendly trader with a very unusual paint job on her narrowboat – both sides are different and depict scenes of nature. She always sets up her roaming cafe with lots of cute tables, chairs, flowers and sometimes hammocks.” 

Watch - The Longest Village in the Country


Winner of 4 stars at Biaff 2019. (British International Amateur Film Festival), and 3rd in the Southern Counties "Top of the Clubs" competition 2019 (Level 5 award).  An insight into the lives of a few of the people who live on canal boats along the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire.  

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