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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. Bookings are not taken but we 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.

The Rowing Boats

Our boats are available to hire between March to October, seven days a week from 9:00am until last boat hire at 4:00pm. £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 11:00am and 3:00pm 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 or email our event team.

Opening Hours

Important customer notice: Due to the national shortage of chefs we will be closing the Kitchen on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice. This is to ensure our Kitchen Team have their days off to rest and enjoy time with their families. The front of house team will be keeping the business open seven days a week but there will be no “Chef Food” available on Mondays & Tuesdays. There will be lots of counter items like Sausage rolls, Cakes etc to enjoy.

9:00am – 4:00pm for snacks and drinks. Seven days a week. (No ‘chef food’ on Mon or Tue)

Rowing Boat Hire: 9:00am – 4:00pm. Seven days a week. (Weather dependent)

Row & Dine Offer: 5:30pm rowing slot for a 6:30pm dinner. Friday and Saturday evenings. June – August.

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