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Open since June 2020, we’re here to serve you freshly ground Dark Woods coffee, delicious locally sourced and homemade food, fantastic sweet treats and your favourite tipples in the idyllic setting of Newmillerdam Country Park.

As a team we pride ourselves on providing our amazing guests with the best possible customer service. Nothing is too much trouble, and we are proud that over the years we have built up wonderful friendships with our lovely regulars. If you haven't visited us yet, we can't wait to welcome you!

Perched on the waters edge, you will be truly spoilt with some of the most stunning views in Yorkshire.


Sunday - Thursday 9.30am - 4pm

Friday & Saturday 9.30am-8.30pm

We are open as usual on bank holidays

Please note we do not take table bookings - Just turn up at your leisure!



We are a very dog friendly cafe - your furry friends are welcome both inside & outside at the Boathouse. 
We also have a range of homemade doggy treats & puppaccinos, so you can treat yourself as well as your pooch.


We are thrilled to announce that the Boathouse Bar will now be open late every weekend from the 21st June 2024!

All throughout summer we will be open late every Friday and Saturday for you to come and sip your favourite drinks by the dam as the sun goes down

We will be open right through until 9pm with last orders at 8.30pm, so get down early to secure your favourite table!

On occasions where we have private events upstairs it will just be the waterside patio that is open to the public. Otherwise, you can choose to sit on the patio, dining room or rooftop terrace.

(Did we mention our terrace is now equipped with heaters and festoon lights?!)

See you there!



Throwing a birthday party, anniversary, baby shower or just want an excuse to have a good old knees up? The Boathouse is the ideal venue!

We can hold up to 28 guests, 7 evenings a week between the hours of 5-9pm.

We can also provide catering and have a full bar available.
Email for the details



Boozy Sip & Paint // Plant Pot Painting with Holly Greenwood // £29.5 pp // Friday 2nd August

The perfect excuse to get together and get creative with your pals!

Price includes a glass of fizz on arrival plus all materials and guidance needed to paint your own plant pot to take home.

No artistic experience necessary!

The bar will be open for additional drinks - Cocktails, beer, wine, cider, fizz - whatever you fancy!

Light bites will also be available to purchase on the night. 

Email to book yours space

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The Boathouse is available for intimate evening wedding receptions of up to 28 guests  

We work closely with a selection of incredible suppliers who can offer added extras to help make your day extra special. From celebration cakes and flowers to live music and photobooths, speak to us about your requirements and let us put you in touch with the pros  

With a stunning location, delicious in house catering, amazing drinks packages and a team of staff who work incredibly hard to ensure your day goes without a glitch, let us take care of you on the most exciting and special day of your life

“We absolutely love your venue. All our guests loved it too. Your team are a real credit to you, super friendly and attentive. Our entire group loved the sharing platters - for both quality and quantity, we couldn’t finish them! The room hire works like a dream, really responsive communication and just THE perfect setting.”
“Hired the Boathouse out last night for my fiancée’s 30th birthday, it was perfect, the staff couldn’t do enough for us and were polite all the way through the night. Would 100% recommend hiring it out for a special occasion”
"We absolutely loved celebrating with you guys!! The absolute best venue & team. Massive thank you to all of the beautiful ladies at the Boathouse. You were beyond amazing & bent over backwards to help & make the day as smooth as possible. We're so grateful that you accepted our small wedding & anyone looking to book a wedding with you would be in such incredible hands!"


Is the building wheelchair accessible?

Our outdoor patio is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately there are steps to get to the indoor dining room and outdoor terrace. Our customer toilet also has a small step up to it, and is quite small so would not fit a wheelchair inside.

Do you take table bookings?

We don't, but there will only ever be a short wait for a table if we can't get you seated straight away!


Where can I park? 

Guests are welcome to park in the public car park at the entrance to the dam, then it’s just a short walk down the path to the cafe. 

Can I hire out the Boathouse?

Absolutely! The Boathouse is available for private hire 7 days a week, from 5-9pm. We can accomodate up to 28 guests. Email for more info.

Are you open on bank holidays?

Yes we are! 

Do you sell gift vouchers?

We do - just pop into the cafe to purchase one. If we don't have the amount you're looking for just let us know and we'll get one made up for you

Do you have vegan and gluten free options?

Yes we do! We always try to have at least one GF/VE cake on the counter.

Any of our sandwiches can be made into a GF salad.

We have oat and soya milk plus dairy free ice cream.

Please inform your server of any allergies or intolerances upon ordering. Due to our small kitchen, we cannot guarantee zero cross contamination when preparing orders.

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