Marigold Cafe & Boating



Marigold Café & Boating in Knaresborough enjoys an enviable riverside location at the bottom of the Nidd Gorge.

We are family run café with all parts of our family having a part to play. Three sisters run the café, the other halves work and run the boats. Mum manages the icecream shop and our chief (dad) does all the behind the scenes stuff. We think it’s a beautiful undiscovered gem and we hope you will love it too.

On offer are a wide variety of hot and cold meals and snacks. So if you’re popping in for breakfast, a brew, homemade cake or a cheeky tipple we are here with a smile and a warm Yorkshire welcome.  In the summer you can enjoy watching the shenanigans on the boats from one of our outdoor terraces. What better way to pass a winter’s day in front of our cosy log burner enjoying a delicious bowl of homemade soup warming your cockles both inside and out.

Not only that, but you and your family can choose from the 38 rowing boats all named after our family and staff. We are family friendly with a kids menu, lifejackets for the wee nippers and a lovely Marigold trial for you to explore - a perfect day out enjoying nature & the great outdoors. Worry not -you don’t have to leave your poochie behind, they are welcome both inside and outside the café and on the boats so you can all enjoy a day out together.

Yummy Yorkshire is 100% natural and delicious artisan icecream we serve this both at the café and in our shop. Delicious award winning flavours ‘salted honey and caramel’ & ‘coconut & mango’ are just some of the scrummy flavours we can have on offer.

The café is open all year round although we close Christmas day for a well earned rest! We open everyday from 09.30am and our closing times vary depending on the season. Boats and the icecream shop are seasonal opening from March to October.

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