Lime Wharf Cafe has the key ingredients for an unforgettable meal in an idyllic setting with open views of the countryside & the Kent & East Sussex steam trains chugging by in the distance.

Imagine messing about on the river with friends & family & then kicking back with a cold beer, listening to mellow tunes, whilst the kids kick a ball in the garden.

Opened in 2015, our Scandinavian boat house inspired restaurant offers indoor & outdoor seating with stunning views; a great venue to hang out with friends & family.

Our menus are designed to cater for all, whether you are camping here, live locally, attending one of our events or are here to cruise or paddle on the River Rother.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast or just great coffee & fresh pastry. Lunchtime delights range from a soup & sandwich, to authentic Spanish tapas & generous homemade burgers & salads.  Daily homemade specials are excellent value & always popular with our regulars.  Equally, you can just pop in for afternoon tea & cake or ice-cream. Our children’s menu & secure play area will help keep the whole family happy.

In the summer we host regular BBQs & live music events & outside camping season the venue is available for private hire.

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Sharing the site is our sister company, Bodiam Boating Station:

  • Take advantage of one of our cruise & dine packages.
  • Buy gift vouchers to use on the river or in the cafe.
  • Picnic on board an evening sunset cruise to Rye.
  • Enjoy 45 min cruise to National Trust’s Bodiam Castle.
  • Charter you own boat for a special occasion or event from £4.20pp.
  • Camp in our small, family friendly site, with open fires.
  • Mess about on the river in a rowing boat, canoe, SUP or kayak.
  • Clare S | Cambridge

    Felt like we needed to stay longer to enjoy more local sights

    "We camped for 3 nights in August and were very nervous first timers. As soon as we arrived, the warm welcome made us feel better at once! The size of the field was great as the children all played together in the middle and we could keep an eye on them. We made use of the fire pit hire which we loved. Great location for exploring."
  • Bridget | Folkestone

    real pleasure with
    delicious cream teas

    "Our family trip down the river was a real pleasure with delicious cream teas in the middle. Most fun to sit up the front and get the best view of the wildlife. We plan to return to have a go boating ourselves another day. Just book ahead on summer weekends as they are so popular! Justly so."
  • K J Nixon | Chatham

    Above all the ethos of
    this place is second to none.

    "The cafe area is a stylish and good-looking place to have breakfast or lunch in keeping with the surroundings. It was well communicated that the ablution facilities are temporary and will soon be upgraded - that is not to say that they are inadequate by any means. Above all the ethos of this place is second to none. The owners were extremely friendly; there was a family atmosphere and the future vision to expand to accommodate schools and community should be commended. "