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

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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.

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

Camping
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.

Eating
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:

    • goldenaxey2k
      Bromley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Enjoyable experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 7th June 2021
      First time here today and what a great place. The cheeseburgers and chips were lovely, best I’ve had in a long while and the chilli jam dip was really good. The staff are super friendly and helpful... Read full review
    • alexb706
      Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
      Brilliant day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th July 2021
      We had a family 18th birthday party here on Saturday. It was superb. Alex organised everything for us - Pitchers of Pimms and homemade lemonade, kayaks, food from the menu, plus scones and brownies... Read full review
    • Udibroade
      United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A lovely spot but incredibly rude staff
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th July 2021
      I called and booked a paddleboard session for my friend and whilst on the phone I asked if I could bring my own board. The chap on the phone said that I wouldn’t be able to launch mine at the boating... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Open 2021 (1 Feb 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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    Special Offers

    • 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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