Bodiam Boating Station

Riverside Cottage, Rye Road, Newenden, TN18 5PP

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Rowing on the River Rother at Bodiam Boating Station, East Sussex


Affordable & fun days out for the whole family, 4 miles downstream from National Trust Bodiam Castle. Eat in our stunning garden and restaurant. Hire a boat and mess about on the river at your leisure. Stay at our small campsite; campfires encouraged. Dog friendly.

Paddle through the High Weald in one of our rowing boats, kayaks (single or tandem), Canadian canoes or stand-up paddleboards.

Pitch your tent, campervan or on our small rural site in this Area of Outstanding National Beauty. We have 25 pitches on a 1.5 acre plot, with wide open views. Campfires encouraged.

Visit our on-site Lime Wharf Café for a hearty breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or early supper, or just pop in for a great coffee, cold beer, or ice-cream. Sit in the garden and watch the KESR trains, as they chug away in the distance. In summer we host regular barbecues, paella nights and live music events.  

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Recent Reviews:

  • Rodders123456
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Cocky, rude and complacent
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th August 2021
    Had a very similar experience to another reviewer here. We stopped by in the morning for a paddle then lunch. We had our own board but understandably they were too busy to let us launch there... Read full review
  • janetbM4797SZ
    Trip Type:
    Amazing attentive attitude
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th August 2021
    Had a time slot booked but went to reception and explained that unfortunately we couldn't take that slot (due to unforseen circumstances)The lady (really sorry I didn't get her name) booked us in for... Read full review
  • Chloefinan21
    Hastings, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Camping & Hire
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd October 2021
    We came and stayed here a night to test out our newly converted camper! The site was quite but it was mid week and we were able to hire paddle boards on the river which was lots of fun. Because we... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open 2022 (1 Feb 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


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  • Camping: Sunday to Thursday nights, £15 per night. Minimum two nights, outside school hols only.

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  • Captain’s Table: Return cruise to Bodiam Castle plus two course lunch £25 per adult, £21 for under-14s eating from the main menu, or £14 kids’ menu.

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