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Sailing Barge Edith May

A restored Thames sailing barge and National Historic Ships Flagship for 2012. Open as a Winter Tea Room, at her home berth in Lower Halstow, between October and April, she also hosts regular music nights. In the summer, she takes individuals and groups up to 12 on sailing trips around her home waters of the River Medway.

For those looking for more excitement, she also competes in the sailing barge Championship, around the East Coast, where she competes against up to 20 other barges. She is Barge Match Champion for 2012.


  • Pets welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop