THE LARGEST REGATTA FOR WOMEN IN THE UK
THE HENLEY WOMEN’S REGATTA IS NOW THE LARGEST REGATTA FOR WOMEN IN THE UK AND 2ND LARGEST IN THE WORLD.
It attracts over a thousand competitive women to Temple Island Meadows every year along with spectators and the crews friends and families. It’s a family friendly event that offers wonderful food, a licensed bar and rides aboard the majestic umpire launches.
Crews come from all over the world and its international reputation has meant it has grown significantly since it first started in 1988, when Tom Copas first offered Temple Island Meadows, Remenham Farm as their venue.
With stunning views of the River Thames, ample parking and superb access to the river. The HWR (Henley Women’s Regatta) jumped at the chance and so The Regatta began.
The Event provides a fantastic atmosphere for the women rowing and is a friendly relaxed event allowing for brilliant results. The event is a public event so please come along with your family and friends to watch some fantastic Women’s rowing from the riverbank.
2017 CATERING DETAILS AS FOLLOWS – ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2018 YET TO BE ANNOUNCED:
For 2017 we pulled together the nation’s finest street food operators, to create a diverse mix of cuisine for food that will create a ‘village’ setting. The street food village was open from 8am with a range of breakfasts, bacon or halloumi smashed avocado rolls, delicious bagels with bacon & egg or traditional smoked salmon & cheese.
Throughout the day there was a range of options from delicious organic pasta from the Cooking Cooks with a choice of delicious homemade Italian sauces. The Gamekeepers have been cooking up the meanest and leanest burgers on the scene since 2014, with names like The Royal and the Leafeater served with skin on fries. MYO served grilled sandwiches, focaccia pizza and delicious milkshakes from Theo the vintage mint green Citroen van.
From early morning the team at Camper Café sold “proper coffee”, a range of teas, pastries and snacks. Camper Café is a familiar sight at rowing events and we are delighted they could join us at the street food village.
In 2017 the bar took the form of an eye catching Airstream selling all the favourite Henley tipples of Pimms, gins, wines, ales and soft drinks for spectators and the prize giving celebrations.
We are proud to support and sponsor Henley Women’s Regatta and in 2017 sponsored the Bernard Churcher Trophy – Senior Single Sculls.
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HWR STREET FOOD VILLAGE
2018 DETAILS YET TO BE ANNOUNCED !! In 2017 there was a range of delicious street food offerings (open from 8am):
The Cooking Cooks Italian Kitchen (2017 trader) – www.thecookingcooks.com
“We are The Cooking Cooks and we sell beautiful hand crafted Artisanal Organic fresh pasta. Our influences come from the vast larder of Italian and British cooking and we have twistedit with our unique, modern style. Some dishes you will have heard of, others are a little more unusual. We use only the freshest of ingredients & are always experimenting with seasonal ideas and different flavours. We have a wide range of pasta’s some super healthy, some gluten free, all our dough is made with tasty vegetables, seeds and fruits, they are magical on the eye as well as on the tum!”
Francesco and Alice (The Cooking Cooks)
The Gamekeeper (2017 trader) – www.gamekeeperuk.com
“Cooking up the meanest and leanest burgers on the scene – Since 2014, the Gamekeepers will be serving delicious breakfasts of bacon rolls or halloumi with smashed avocado. Lunch is a similar three burger option of The Cheese burger, The Royal or The leafeater for the veggies, all served with options for pickles, mouth watering sauces and brioche buns.
“We believe that to make a great burger you must have great ingredients. That’s why all our ingredients are sourced locally and of the highest quality. Come and try them out for yourself!”
Jack Scates (Founder)
Francas Ice Cream – francasicecream.co.uk
Francas Ice Cream is a family run business owned by Pino and Felice Battista established over 30 years ago, by their mother Franca. The team are passionate about ice creams and pride themselves in friendly service and have been serving Ice Cream at the Henley Women’s Regatta for more than 20 years. You will see the familiar Francas van amongst the new street food trader this year, so don’t forget to stop by for a Mr Whippy with a flake of course.
MYO-Street Food (2017 trader) – www.myogroup.co.uk
Everyone loves Theo, the gorgeous mint green classic Citroen van. Victoria and the MYO team will be offering a range of grilled sandwiches oozing with yumminess, homemade focaccia pizza and thick, smooth and delicious milkshakes. The concept of MYO is that you can ‘make your own’ with the toppings and food that is available. By offering this, MYO hope to offer a bespoke experience to everyone and appeal to all that eat their food!
Camper Café (2017 trader) – www.camper-cafe.co.uk
Throughout the date from early morning Beth and Will and the team at Camper café will be selling “proper fresh coffee” from their stylish modern VW campers along with a range of teas, pastries and snacks. Camper Café is a familiar sight at rowing events and we are delighted they could join us at the street food village for Henley Women’s Regatta.
Wondering Wine Airstream Bar (2017 trader) – www.peppermintbars.co.uk/bars-and-food
The team at Peppermint will be full stocked with soft drinks and alcoholic drinks for the Spectators and celebrations. Fully stocked with Pimms, wines, prosecco, ales, ciders, beers and soft drinks from this eye catching silver Airstream.
Competitor and Spectator Parking is located at Gate B. Disabled parking is located at gate D and must be pre-booked please click here
Parking will be available to book from May when full pricing and links to book can be found on the Henley Women’s Regatta Website.
Car Park Prices for 2018 are yet to be announced – 3 day pass option available and reduced prices for booking in advance. Pre-bookings close during the week before the event (date & time to be confirmed) after which tickets can be purchased on the day.
|Pre book Online||On The Day|
|3 Day Car Pass||£TBC||N/A|
Programmes available on the gate (price to be confirmed)
Showboat/Trade Stand Enquiries
Please click here for all trade stand enquiries. Please note all applications must be sent to Henley Women’s Regatta directly.
We do not provide camping on site at Temple Island Meadows during the Women’s Regatta but there are some local alternatives available:
Hurley Campsite: www.hurleyriversidepark.co.uk/
Swiss Farm Campsite: www.swissfarmcamping.co.uk/
For Crew Accommodation please see the Henley Women’s Regatta website.