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:

    • Alienbeing
      West Sussex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      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
    • Lisa D
      Redhill, United Kingdom
      Great little campsite
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd October 2023
      Just back from a two night stay. Lovely little site, such friendly and helpful staff. Only had breakfast in the cafe once and it was delicious. I’m a coffee snob and they excelled there too... Read full review
    • 306daisye
      Kent, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely spot
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 17th November 2023
      Always enjoy coming here with my other half! It’s well worth coming year round as there’s always something different on offer. Read full review

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    Open 2024 (1 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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