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:

  • Polethebear
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Peace and quiet
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 26th August 2021
    We hired a Canadian canoe for three hours. Spent an hour paddling out, had a relaxed lunch on the river bank well away from everyone and a leisurely paddle back to the cafe for a very nice coffee... Read full review
  • Rodders123456
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    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:
    Family
    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

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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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