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:

    • Sophiesophster
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      amazing place :))
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th June 2023
      Absolutely amazing place! The staff are all so lovely and really helpful! The river is so pretty and peaceful, and the cafe is a perfect place to grab a bite to eat after. Read full review
    • Margaret M
      Lovely relaxing afternoon
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 24th August 2023
      An excellent afternoon with friends including two young children. Had originally booked for 12 on Sunset cruise in July but weather let us down. Staff were very accommodating rescheduling and... Read full review
    • Alienbeing
      West Sussex, United Kingdom
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      Very good on a lovely sommers day
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th September 2023
      Overall very good for boat trip and afternoon tea. Shame they no longer do a scheduled boat service to Bodiam and back. Read full review

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    Open 2023 (1 Feb 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)


    • Wanderlust Chloe Sept 2020

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