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THE 2016 RAFT RACE / Christmas, Food

Mon 26Dec
8:00 AM

Note: This event has finished


matlock-raft-raceMatlock Raft Race began in the early 1960s to raise cash for the RNLI, and every Boxing Day various craft begin the race over a four-mile course along the River Derwent. The rafts are an assortment of home-made vessels, some made for racing and others for comic effect with their crew in appropriate fancy dress. It is usual for some to sink or disintegrate long before the finish, particularly near the hazard of the weir by Masson Mill! Viewing is possible from the banks for most of the route. There are other raft races in the UK but this is one with a long pedigree and takes place annually.

Again we’re open for boxing day 2016 and the Raft race so call into our bar where we’ll have welcoming log fires burning, hot drinks and a range of delicious and comforting breakfasts, lunches and hot snacks available to our customers. Just what you need after being drenched with a water cannon or standing in the cold for several hours! Sound like fun doesn’t it? Trust us it’s hilarious!!

Following the race fellow entrants will gather in our ballroom to receive the results and receive participation awards. This is usually from 2pm onwards. Customers are welcome to join them.

We’re open From 8 am so pop on by and warm yourself up!

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