Find us at Riverside Bar & Restaurant on Cross St in Sudbury, Suffolk (England). 


Our riverside location on the banks of the picturesque and tranquil River Stour is perfect for exploring the Stour Valley 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' from the water. 


Our hire fleet includes:  

- Canoes (up 2 to adults & 2 small children)

- Kayaks (single seat 'sit-on-top' kayaks)

- Tandem Kayaks (two seat 'sit on top' kayaks)

- Stand Up Paddle Boards (single user)


All craft are available to hire on the River Stour for self guided paddling (ie you are free to paddle wherever you like).  Some popular routes are detailed below.


Operated by OHCN Ltd on behalf of Riverside Bar & Restaurant.

stour  valley  adventure  centre











suggested  adventures  from  sudbury  boathouse:  

Paddle'N'Pub - Short:    Enjoy a one hour return  paddle on the River Stour  with a  canoe / kayak hired from  our base  at Sudbury Boathouse.   
Paddle'N'Pub - Half Day:     Explore the upper navigation with a  gentle  paddle to The Henny Swan and back, 1hr each way. Save £'s with Session Times


   return   Hire   PRICES:  

Single Kayaks & SUP     £10 per hour

                                      £22.50 per half day session*

                                      £35 per full day session*


Traditional Open  Canoe*          £25  per hour

                                      £45 per half day session*

                                      £70 per full day session*


 Tandem Kayak            £25 per hour

                                     £45 per half day session*

                                     £70 per full day session*




* Session Times Explained:    

Morning Sessions (3hrs):  10am - 1pm

Afternoon Sessions (3 hrs): 2pm - 5pm

Day Sessions (7 hrs):  10am - 5pm





• Parking:  Please use  Council   operated Car Parks on Mill

    Lane and Ballingdon Rd.


• WC's onsite


• Onsite Restaurant  &  Bar: Picnics to go.  




Train: Sudbury Station is approx 15mins walk from the Hire Centre.  Connecting trains from London  lines .

Bus: Sudbury is served by a  wide network of busses from Ipswich,  Colchester, Chelmsford.

Car: Please use CO10 2DL  with Sat Nav and use Council Car Parks at Ballingdon Rd and Mill Lane.   We do not benefit from onsite parking.




 Hire Centres Ltd, Care of:

The Sudbury Boathouse, 42 Cross St, Sudbury, CO10 2BL


OPENING TIMES:  Weekends & Holidays: 10am - 5pm

                          (weather dependent)

                           Any other times, by advance booking




 CALL US: 01206 700 707 


Paddle'N'Pub (Half Day,    Henny Swan, return)  from £22.50pp


Paddle'N'Pub (Full Day, Nayland, one-way) from £45pp

One-way Nayland to Cattawadefrom £75pp  


One-way Sudbury to Bures £40pp 


One-way Sudbury to Nayland*  £65pp  


One-way Nayland to Cattawade* from £75pp  


Sudbury to Sea 1 Day Challenge from   £75pp  


 Full River Canoe Camping**  from  £pp more  info.


Family Friendly Canoe Camping** from £135pp, more info




*incl AM transfer from end to the start

**incl transfers, site fee with optional kit hire









   Trip   PRICES:  

Paddle'N'Pub - Full Day:     Experience a full days paddling on the River Stour ending at The Anchor in Nayland,  c. 6 hour paddling. One way with transfers. 

 CALL US: 01206 700 707