The Lock Tea rooms, heybridge basin

About

This former ship’s chandlers and café serves traditional café-style breakfasts, home-made lunches and ‘Tiptree’ cream teas. Enthusiastic staff take full advantage of fresh local produce: hand-made local cakes, fresh salads, jacket potatoes and ‘Tiptree’ preserves with home-made scones. A list of daily specials and the traditional menu provides a range of refreshments throughout the day.

There’s something at Heybridge Basin to suit most tastes. The Basin is where the Chelmer & Blackwater canal meets the tidal Blackwater estuary, and the fresh water merges with salt water. This Essex riverside village retains much of the character of a bygone age and it’s a wonderful place to unwind. In the winter enjoy the solitude, in spring watch as hardy walkers, avid birdwatchers and the first of the boat owners venture forth. During the summer the Basin is alive with action and from daybreak to dusk it’s a great place to sit and watch riverside life. Others say autumn is the best time to enjoy the views across the river to Northey and Osea Islands.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Cafe is accessed via a steepish ramp
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Specialities - 'the lock' serves our special 'Tiptree' cream teas.

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

The Lock Tea Room

Type:Tea Room

The Lock, Basin Road, Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4RS

Tel: 01621 854466

Opening Times

* Summer: 9-5pm
Winter: Monday-Friday 9-4pm. Saturday & Sunday 9-4.30pm

What's Nearby

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  2. The little church building behind the bus shelter in Heybridge Basin began life during…

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