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image for Tea/Coffee Shop item typeTiptree Tea Room at The Lock

Tea/Coffee Shop, free entry

The Lock Tearoom

The Lock Tearoom

Address

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

Details

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.

Speciality: 'the lock' serves our special 'Tiptree' cream teas.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

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

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

See location of The Lock on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 872069  Lat: 51.72956 Long: 0.71016

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 Tea Room is the low white building with a red roof, right on the river front ahead of you.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed