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Tea Rooms, free entry

'the lock' at Heybridge Basin

'the lock' at Heybridge Basin


The Lock Tearoom

01621 815407


Basin Road,
Heybridge Basin,


Bright and airy, 'the lock' is THE place to eat on the waterfront at Heybridge Basin. Indoors or out, it offers outstanding Blackwater estuary views. 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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Accepts groups

Children welcome

Opening details

Summer: Daily 9am-5pm; Winter: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-4:30pm


Free entry

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Map reference: TL 872069  Lat: 51.72993 Long: 0.70943

From Maldon, take the B1026, Goldhanger Road and shortly before the 40mph limit ends, turn right into Basin Road. After one mile, park in Daisy Meadow car park and follow the canal towpath to the sea wall. 'the lock' is the low white building with a red roof, right on the river front ahead of you.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome