Just a little bit about us



"I worked for a self storage company for 17 years, regularly traveling around the motorways of Great Britain until I decided to join my wife Francesca at the tea rooms. We introduced our self-drive boat hire in 2018 which has been extremely popular and now with the added activity of bike hire the Riverside really is a great day out. I've gone from driving 20k miles a year to now walking to work and what an incredibly beautiful and scenic place to work!"


When Terry isn't tending to the boats & bikes he enjoys listening to his ever growing vinyl record collection. 

Francesca Chapman

"I always wanted to own my own tearoom and 9 years ago with the support of family and friends Riverside Tearooms opened.

Since then my husband has joined me doing self-drive boat hire and now mountain bike hire.

We are so lucky to be based in the South Downs National Park, minutes from the South Downs Way, a perfect situation for cyclists to explore the beautiful surrounding area.

In my spare time I enjoy meeting up with friends and reading".



©2018 created for Chalkpit Trails,

by Samuel Ackland-Jones.