Welcome to Riverbank House

Riverside Bed and Breakfast in Cookham Situated on the banks of England’s most famous and beautiful stretch of water, the River Thames,  in a wonderfully secluded situation, Riverbank House offers a unique bed and breakfast experience. A Grade ll Listed Building, it was designed in 1919 by the celebrated designer and architect George Walton. Sympathetically refurbished and extended, it offers you comfortable and relaxing bed and breakfast accommodation of the highest standard. Riverbank Cottage has two guest rooms available, both offering you magnificent panoramas across the beautiful Thames Valley. Not only can guests enjoy inspiring vistas, but they can also enjoy freedom of the well-maintained gardens which run down to the banks of the Thames.


Cookham News

Cookham MP on track to become Prime Minister

Friday 15th July 2016: Theresa May is currently on route to emerge as the nation’s next Prime Minister after Andrea Leadsom’s withdrawal from the Conservative Party leadership competition at mid-day. The MP for Maidenhead, whose constituency includes Cookham and Marlow, is popular amongst voters especially for her engagement on issues concerning the community. Last month, Theresa May was to be found in Cookham where she provided her backing for the ‘Save Poundfield’ project, as well as honouring a cancer survivor for their charity work at a gym in Marlow. She is a keen advocate of the outside activity centre Longridge, where she visited workers when it was ravaged by floods in 2014. Mrs May also regularly visited the brand-new Marlow Rowing Club throughout its construction and at its formal opening last year. Today the MP, looks to be about to take the keys to Number Ten.


Cookham Art Festival is back!

Friday 10th April 2015: Cookham residents are going to be treated to an amazing art show in the coming month as the two-week Cookham Festival comes back to town for the purpose of providing enjoyment for all and to raise funds for charity. Tickets for the festival are presently on sale, with the event consisting of a variety of stage and music shows, along with craft and social activities planned for the 15 days in May. Organisers are expecting this event will be larger than ever involving a number of locations throughout Cookham. Along with vocal performances, new music bands and fine art activities, this year the celebration is also going to mark the centenary of World War I. In particular, festival-goers are going to be able to see what repercussions the Great War had on Cookham, in particular with the death of so many courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives and whose names are recorded on the Cookham War Memorials. As in previous years, the celebration is going to be rounded off by a gala show, this year showcasing the Cantorum Choir, the region’s leading chamber group, and also feature some musicians from the leading British national operas. Over the course of the occasion, visitors will also be able to take pleasure in an evening of light comedy entertainment, some jazz, or even try their hand at cartoon drawing, ceramic-making and watercolouring at the Parish Centre. Neighbourhood dining establishments and restaurants are even taking part in the festivities with the offer of special cuisines and tempting dining offers for revellers. For further information and the purchase of tickets, visit www.cookhamfestival.org.uk.


Writer Joanna Trollope speaks in Cookham

Friday 17th October 2014: The author spoke about just how she pens her stories to a large audience of readers, something like 100 people atteneded, many of whom similarly appreciated the fair trade coffee as well as homemade desserts that were available at Holy Trinity Church’s parish centre in Cookham on Wednesday, October 8. The occasion, organised by expert Oxfam fundraiser Barbara Walmsley, generated £1,300 for the charity. The former educator will now participate in her 29th yearly ‘fast’ at Sainsbury’s in Providence Place, Maidenhead, this saturday and sunday. Following a heart attack 3 years ago, Barbara is not permitted to go without food for an extended period and a life-size puppet currently fasts on her account. In 2013 the Cookham resident generated a large sum of money through a similar coffee morning, as well as through sponsorships and in store collections, which was then increased dramatically (some 4 times the original amount) by an EU grant to carry the total to greater than £ 84,000. Barbara will be in Sainsbury’s for a minimum of 32 hours, from tomorrow and throughout Sunday.


Annual ploughing competition returns to Cookham

Saturday 27th September 2014: An annual ploughing competition will be coming back to White Place Farm in Cookham on the weekend. The Royal East Berkshire Agricultural Association will be hosting the contest in which farmers need to till a field to the best of their ability inside a designated time. The event is additionally a great opportunity as a kids day out with horse and cart excursions, games, home grown fruit and vegetables kiosks as well as numerous other events for children. The ploughing starts at 9am and is open to the general public from 10am. The presentation of the prizewinners will be at 2.30 pm along with other activities which continue right up until 4pm.