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:

  • 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
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    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
  • G7589EQandrewb
    Fantastic location, great staff
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th June 2022
    We went as a group of six for kayaking, this is a lovely location, the staff were very friendly and helpful and the cafe and food were great. We would definitely visit again 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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