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Bodiam Boating Station

Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Newenden, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
+44 1979 253838
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Newenden, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catering for a large party came easily to the staff with the owner taking a personal interest in the cooking and enjoyment of the plentiful food. Drinks were served promptly, to ensure the specially prepared lunch was enjoyed by all. We then boarded MV Danie...More

Thank normalguy2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Idyllic, peaceful 4 hour experience rowing along the beautiful river in the warm sunshine. The food in the cafe and the quality of personal service helped to provide us with a wonderful day to remember. We would highly recommend this venue

Thank A W
Vanessa F, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time on the water, the weather was perfect for it! We hope to see you again soon, maybe for an evening of Live music and cocktails?

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Boat ride to castle 😍 Couldn't fault it really, just fab time, Phil was very friendly, friendly to all people on the boat and bankhe was informative about the river etc...he kept us entertained all the way there and back, felt very safe in hands,...More

Thank Italianchica1963
Vanessa F, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are very lucky to have such wonderful Captains! We look forward to seeing you again soon, maybe for some lunch as well?

Reviewed 18 March 2017

A great place to visit with family or friends. We've breakfasted here, camped here, caught their boat to the castle many times, and also hired canoes to go down river. It's a place we always return to. Highly recommended!

Thank Spennyspiderlegs
Vanessa F, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

So good to read your review and look forward to seeing you time and time again. Thank you

Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a quaint little campsite that comes with a lot of charm and is perfectly situated on the Kent and Sussex border. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking and the accompanying river only adds to the "picture-postcard" feel. We stayed for a weekend towards the...More

Thank Chrissansom
BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thank you for taking the trouble to review our little site. I'm so pleased you liked it here; we were worried it would be too cold for you. This is the latest we've ever been open into the Autumn as camping tends to wind up...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were staying close by (self catering accomodation ) and decided to use the kayak hire facilities. We booked the kayaks for another day and decided to stay for a drink and sandwich. The sandwich was fantastic,exactly the type to be found in an upmarket...More

Thank MartyHel
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, we love hearing people would recommend us to their friends. We like to pride ourselves on great food and service and are glad you agree. When you are next in the area you will have to take our ferry...More

Reviewed 10 September 2016

Peaceful trip on the ferry to Bodiam Castle - or you can hire your own rowing boat or Kayak. The food choice in the café is very good - including cream teas. From the café you can look out over the Rother Valley, and see...More

Thank GHB62
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

So pleased to hear you loved everything we have to offer here. Our menu changes often, so there is always new choices to wow your taste buds. If you enjoyed the ferry, our Captains table lunch is definitely worth a try, with a return boat...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had hired boats for the day but we had been searching for somewhere to eat with cream tea, When we had arrived the cafe they had on site was really lovely and served cream tea, lunches and breakfasts. I had scrambled egg and salmon...More

Thank mads_1610
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, we try to create a lively and welcoming atmosphere and are glad you agree. Next time you visit, you must try our amazing selection of gluten free cakes!

Reviewed 1 May 2016

We have visited the boasting station many times, initially to hire kayaks, later to pay to use the launch for our own kayaks, and now just to drop in and moor own own boat to enjoy an ice cream and the lovely atmosphere. It doesn't...More

Thank perkyjude
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We knew of Bodiam Boating Station from a recommendation from a friend, but unfortunately the campsite was fully booked so we had to stay a short distance up the road. We walked to the cafe from our campsite one morning to have a coffee and...More

Thank Tom V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 18:00
Monday
08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
08:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:30 - 18:00
Saturday
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Newenden, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Newenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1979 253838
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Description
Please check out Lime Wharf Cafe, which is the cafe on the same site as Bodiam Boating Station
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