The Kitchen @ Dedham

From boatyard to brasserie and beyond. The Boathouse, once a boatyard for rowing and sailing boats for over 70 years, turned tea rooms in the 1990’s. Built to service and build the rowing boats present on the river Stour since the 1800’s, now a wonderful destination brasserie restaurant and café where you can simply sit and enjoy the views with a glass in hand, choose from our varied menus or take a trip out in one of our traditional clinker built rowing boats.


The Galley Restaurant and Terrace

A daily wide selection of cakes and savoury & sweet pastries are available alongside our brasserie style menu from 9am until 3pm Thursday to Monday. No bookings are taken during this period but we do have plenty of seating inside and out. Everything on the café counter from coffee to cake can also be taken away for you to enjoy whether you’re rowing or just walking alongside the beautiful river Stour.


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Galley Menu - Drinks Menu 


The Rowing Boats

Our boats are available to hire from March to October, Thursday to Monday from 9am until last boat hire at 4pm. £20 per hour per boat, and we recommend a maximum of 4 Adults to a boat or up to 5 people with children in the party.
No minimum age but a responsible person over 17yrs of age has to be present in the boat.
We do not take advanced bookings for boat hire, just come down and hire on the day at our kiosk. Peak periods are between 11am and 3pm on holidays and weekends. Kiosk also serving coffee, ice creams and snacks for a grab and go option


Venue Hire

The Boathouse is available to hire for your individual needs, whether it be your wedding reception or Christmas parties we have bespoke packages to cater for your requirements. Please call in and ask or email our event team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.