The site known as Fishery Wharf dates back to the 1800's when it was used as a working canal side wharf loading and unloading timbers and goods from the working boats, later to be owned by Lavers Timber.
The trout lake behind the site used to be a community garden growing vegetables and watercress for the local area. We believe the lake was dug as a gravel pit and the gravel used to build the new road.
Fishery Wharf Cafe was first conceived as a vision back in 2012 whilst the owner was on tour and inspired by visiting some amazing and quirky venues and art cafe spaces up and down the country.
We aim to offer quality and service at affordable prices and support to our community.
In April 2016 we obtained planning permission for a change of use on the site into a cafe and outdoor seating area and we opened the doors to the public in the Summer of 2016, since then we have slowly but surely been making improvements to the site and will continue to create and maintain the quirky canalside cafe.
The cafe was granted a full alcohol and events license by Dacorum council in April 2019 and as such will be hosting and developing a programme of low-key music, theatre and arts-based events within the site, we also hold outdoor concerts and traveling theatres on our open-air canalside stage over the summer months, a full list of events and activities can be found on the Events page.
If you would like to know more about our events, workshops and food evenings you can add your email to our monthly news and whats on emails by subscribing to our mailing list at the bottom of these webpages.
Alternatively, you can email us at Fisherywharfcafe@gmail.com