The River Café is open 7 days a week serving fresh food cooked daily
The River Café is open 7 days a week serving fresh food, cooked daily
With decking overlooking the River Wye
With decking overlooking the River Wye
Friendly service and we welcome all ages whether you are in lycra, swimsuits, leathers or black tie
Friendly service and we welcome all ages whether you are in lycra, swimsuits, leathers or black tie
Before you go out on the river or up in the hills enjoy a hearty breakfast
Before you go out on the river or up in the hills enjoy a hearty breakfast
A warming lunch
A warming lunch
Wonderful fresh fish delivered daily from Cornwall and homemade chips
Wonderful fresh fish delivered daily from Cornwall and homemade chips
Puddings Mary Berry would be proud of…
Puddings Mary Berry would be proud of…
Have a break from biking, touring, walking, paddling, swimming, working, driving, book buying, antique hunting or housework and stop in for coffee and cake!
Have a break from biking, touring, walking, paddling, swimming, working, driving, book buying, antique hunting or housework and stop in for coffee and cake!
Everyone needs cake
Everyone needs cake

River Café

To book a table call: 01497 847007

The River Café is a licensed cafe-bar-restaurant located across the boatyard with the Wye Valley Canoe Centre next door. It is a relaxed and informal space with tables on the decking overlooking the River Wye.

We are open from 8.30am and people gather here for an coffee, a pastry or a bacon sandwich before going out on the river. The outdoor mob are welcome and we are ideally situated for those doing the Wye Valley Walk and we are on the Sustran cycle network (route 8 and 42) for those on two wheels. Our customer base is probably more varied than anywhere else I can think of! We are not just a hot chocolate and a muffin sort of a place. AA Gill the infamous food critic awarded us 4 stars and during the Hay Literature Festival we welcome many well known faces to eat, to relax and enjoy fresh food cooked daily by our wonderful kitchen crew. You can come in a suit or a swimsuit, a pirate outfit or shorts and flip flops. The whole ethos of the cafe is that it should never feel pretentious but should welcome everyone!

Free Wi-Fi is available at The River Café.

Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a local ale on the decking. There really is no better way to spend the day!

Canoeing is not compulsory but we have canoes, kayaks and double kayaks if you want to take to the water. We have a great range of mountain bikes if cycling is more your thing. You can go off with your own group or we can organise guides for you.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday 8.30am – late
  • Tuesday 8.30am – late
  • Wednesday 8.30am – late
  • Thursday 8.30am – late
  • Friday 8.30am – late
  • Saturday 8.30am – late
  • Sunday 8.30am – 4.00pm (3.30pm winter months)

Breakfast is served from 8.30am to 11.00am, lunch from 12.00pm to 3.00pm and supper from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

Christmas & New Year - Open as normal until 30th December 2016, 31st December 2016 open 8.30am - 4.00pm then closed until 10th of January 2017 for winter break. Open as normal from 11th of January 2017.
River Café