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Lime Wharf Cafe

Packages, Offers & Suggested Itineraries


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3 Nights Camping, Meals & River Activities

Day 1: Pitch up & enjoy a choice of welcome drink on arrival
Day 2: Breakfast & unlimited paddle on the river
Day 3: Unlimited paddling & 2 course lunch including a bottle of wine to share
Day 4: Breakfast. Depart

£275 per couple
Based on 2 people, 1 standard pitch & 1 car
For arrivals any Sunday, Monday or Tuesday in term-time April-June
Pre-Erected Tent Avail at extra cost


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Camping, Cruise & Cream Tea

3 night stay arriving any Mon or Tues in May or June.
Enjoy a 1 hour river cruise on the Dannie Lee boat on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a cream tea at Lime Wharf Cafe. 
£80 per couple
Based on 2 people, 1 standard pitch & 1 car
Term-Time Only
Pre-Erected Tent Avail at extra cost


2 Hour Paddle & Meal Deal

Enjoy two hours paddle on a kayak or paddleboard & breakfast or lunch main course at Lime Wharf Cafe.
Quote ‘Messing About on the River‘ when booking to qualify.
Mon-Fri Term-Time Only £35pp


Cruise & Cream Tea

1 hour cruise followed by a cream tea at Lime Wharf Cafe. Runs every Wednesday 3pm until 31 August and at 2pm in September.
Includes cruise, 2 scones, clotted cream, jam and a pot of tea.
Gluten Free and Vegan options available £20pp/£15 <13yrs

Suggested Itineraries

Train, Boat Hire & Lunch Combo

This makes for an ideal day out for the whole family & is our most popular day trip.

Take the 30 minute scenic train journey aboard the Kent & East Sussex Railway train from Tenterden to Northiam Station. Walk 300m along a footpath to us. 


Enjoy an hour paddle on the river & a tasty lunch at Lime Wharf Cafe & then walk back to re-alight the train back to Tenterden. If anyone in your party isn’t keen on paddling, they can walk along the river or relax in the stunning café garden.

Good for groups, individuals & those on a budget. Pay for each element separately. 

Visit: Lime Wharf Cafe
Visit: Kent & East Sussex Railway Website

River Cruise & Lunch Combo

Group Option 1: Enjoy a 45min cruise to Bodiam Castle. Hop off to stretch your legs & either explore the castle or make your return journey to Lime Wharf Cafe for lunch or afternoon tea.
If you don’t wish to disembark the boat, simply book the 1.5h cruise on the booking form. Please note that the boat is chargeable whilst away from base.

Group Option 2: With a little forward planning, it is possible to divide your group, half travel by boat, half by steam train from Northiam station. Meet at the castle & swap transport for the return journey. Please get in touch to discuss.

Two boats available. Suits groups of 12, 24 or 48 people.

LINK: National Trust Bodiam Castle Website
LINK: Kent & East Sussex Railway Website

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Bodiam Boating Station reserves the right to cancel trips without notice if weather and/or flood conditions make such actions necessary. The company accepts no liability for any loss or damage to property aboard a vessel. If you or any of your group are unable to use a booked ticket, please inform us in good time to allow us to re-sell the ticket. You may be charged if less than 24 hours notification has been given.