"Wow, what a splendid spread by your recommended caterer. they really know how to put on a feast. It was all impeccable and  organised with the minimum of fuss. the linen was spotless, the service serene and we have had so many comments I just had to pass on our sincere thanks."


Bar & Music

To make your celebration or event even more special, you are free to engage the services of a caterer and. if so desired, a disco or band for music and dancing. 

There are a couple of locally based caterers that we can recommend and are detailed below. Between them, Philips Food and Wild Artichokes have catered countless times on our vessels so are very familiar with the vessels and crews. You are of course more than welcome to choose another caterer or indeed to cater yourselves. 


Philips Food
Philip Watts has lived and worked as a chef in Dartmouth since 1980 and was behind the renaissance of the 'real' food culture. He set up the first Dartmouth mini food festival in association with Food & Drink Devon, ran Powderham Castle Banqueting and has cooked at the British Embassy and British Residency in Brussels.

Philip says: "We are happy to have been associated with Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company and have many happy memories of catering regularly aboard the River Boat Fleet over the past 15 years. Our food is imaginative and precise and we take great care to use locally sourced ingredients." If you are looking for quality catering designed to suit your special event then please call Philip Watts on 07866746564 or email philipsfood.pw@gmail.com


Wild Artichokes

Wild Artichokes is a food and event company based in Kingsbridge, passionate about good food and hospitality.  They set out to create unforgettable dining experiences wherever they are. 

Wild Artichokes holds pop up dining events in and around the South Hams, provide catering and organisation for weddings and events, food for private dining at home and 'how to' at their cookery demonstrations. In fact any fun stuff that involves good food and community! They can deliver their legendary, seasonal feasts to your event. Contact Samantha at sam@wildartichokes.co.uk

New for 2021 : Radius 7   
Radius 7 was established in 2015 with the intention of bringing local produce, fresh from local suppliers, allotments, the harbour and the farm, to their customers.  Their aim is to source everything from within a seven mile radius (hence the name!) which creates a community-led feel and well-deserved support for lots of small businesses in the area. Contact Stuart at info@leonardscove.co.uk




Aboard all our vessels you will find a fully licensed bar and, with permission, you have the right to board your own wine and/or champagne. We would need prior knowledge of the number of bottles and each bottle is subject to a corkage fee of £6.50 (£7.50 for sparkling and Champagne).

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