These five Classic retractable awnings have been neatly installed to the separate chalet like dining areas of the historic Shepherd Neame Flagship Boathouse pub/restaurant in Yalding, Kent. The individuality of the location is emphasised by the way the awnings have been installed, providing personalised cover, yet creating a rustic overall feel to this historic venue. The Classic retractable awning is a robust, heavy-duty, system that has an integral protective cover board which sits above the awning and protects the awning fabric from the elements when retracted. This feature means that all mechanical parts are safely concealed out of the elements. The Classic retractable awning is available with an arm extension up to 4 meters and a single unit width of 7.0 meters though it is equally suitable for smaller units such as this Classic awnings installation on the River Medway. Multiple units of the Classic retractable awnings can be linked together to make an overall width of up to 13.0 meters, but it is necessary, at these large sizes, that the remotely controlled motorised option is specified, together with a protective wind sensor to provide automatic closure during inclement weather.
Viewed from the Boathouse there are stunning riverside vistas from which you can enjoy delicious food and a great range of drinks at The Boathouse. The attractive pub is set in a unique location on the River Medway, just a few minutes from the quaint village of Yalding near Maidstone. The contemporary waterside restaurant and al fresco dining area offer the perfect destination for everything from a quick bite to eat to family dining, working lunches and private parties.
The Boathouse was a particularly popular stopping point during the days of barge traffic on the Medway in the 19th century, and in the early 20th century was the finishing point for the raft race from East Peckham and for swimming races from Stoneham Lock. The pub has a display dedicated to celebrated Victorian author Edith Nesbit, best known for children’s novel The Railway Children. Edith loved the pretty village of Yalding and regularly stayed locally. She wrote about the pub in her romantic novel Salome and the Head, published in 1909.