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The Old Boat Café, Maidstone

Herbert & Ward - The Old Boat Cafe, Maidstone

The Old Boat Café owned by husband and wife team Chris and Keira Stuart-Smith were recommended to Herbert & Ward by Megan at The Little Old Toll House.

Chris and Keira lovingly transformed an historic 1911 former horse drawn FMC narrowboat called Vienna/Verbena with their vision to create a floating café on the river Medway for people to enjoy great food, great coffees and teas either on the boat or relaxing outside.

Ironically, this narrowboat has gone full circle for Herbert & Ward as the boat itself used to carry our teas from the port to our warehouses back in the 1920s.

“Our customers love your coffee, they just love it!”

The Old Boat customers' absolutely rave about the Barbosa single origin coffee we supply and our gorgeous decaffeinated coffee, fruit teas and Fredo hot chocolate. These compliment the quality food produced by Keira from the bijou kitchen on the boat itself.

Opened in 2018 for the summer months, March to October initially, the Old Boat Café has grown in popularity and is now established as a great place for a coffee watching the ducks and life along the river Medway.

Herbert & Ward - The Old Boat Cafe, Maidstone
Herbert & Ward - The Old Boat Cafe, Maidstone
Herbert & Ward - The Old Boat Cafe, Maidstone

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If you would like to see how Kent premium coffee roaster, Herbert & Ward can help your business to thrive with premium roasted coffee, fine teas and infusions, brewing equipment rental or brushing up your staff skills with barista training, why not get in touch by calling 01634 724993.