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The Lock - Wilkins Tea Room

The Lock | Heybridge Basin, Maldon, England
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (25 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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The Lock | Heybridge Basin, Maldon, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very yummy love this place lots of lovely food to choose from, great atmosphere & service. Will certainly be back!!

Thank Redshoes1234
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were touring the area and hadn't seen anywhere in Maldon we liked the look of, so decided this would do for a late lunch. Very pleasant, food fresh and tasty, with Tiptree chutneys and preserves as well as interesting soft drink combinations. Staff were...More

Thank banstead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an enjoyable early evening meal at The Lock - Wilkins Tea Room recently over looking the Heybridge Basin. The staff greeted us with a pleasant smile, made us feel welcome. The drinks were very appetizing, the food was cooked to...More

Thank richards56102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast,lunch (hot and cold) and afternoon tea.consistently good food and lovely staff All food is freshly made/cooked and meets their (obvious) exacting standards

Thank Lj P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here many times for a drink, ice cream, or snack meal. The food is excellent, the prices a tad high, but there is always a long wait - especially when they are busy. On this occasion we did not want to wait,...More

Thank Freddyminster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here yesterday’, lovely food friendly staff great to sit outside and watch the boats, love it here, free parking in daisy meadow car park and a short stroll to the tea rooms, the mixed ploughman’s my personal favourite the best day .

Thank ginger197
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We were given a gift voucher for afternoon T42 at any Wilkins Tea Rooms. We chose the Lock at Heybridge as we are familiar with this venue and we were very pleased with the food and the service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Percyperfevt
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Always consistently good but a little expensive and never amazed by the food, but still a very worthy eatery serving nice food. The setting is nice too.

Thank Darren I
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the tea rooms yesterday for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary lunch. The staff were amazingly helpful. We had our own room and decorated it early in the morning. My parents loved their celebration. The views are lovely. The food was beautifully presented...More

Thank Jan J
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Lunch time visit - we waited to be seated but no one seamed to be interested, finally got to our table, ordered and then had a long wait for our food to come out - 2 x toasted sandwiches and 2 x salad's - not...More

Thank L P
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Lindsi R
30 May 2017|
Response from YvonneandWobert | Reviewed this property |
We didn't. Lots of people just walk in. I am not sure if you can book. Have a lovely time.
20 January 2017|
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Response from Rob K | Reviewed this property |
Can't get breakfast after 11am.
Christine P
28 July 2016|
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Response from aaaaareeeree | Reviewed this property |
Yes about 100 meters up the road is a public car park
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Lock | Heybridge Basin, Maldon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
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