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The Barge Tearooms

The Hythe | Cooks Yard, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 7718 478400
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“cake” (11 reviews)
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The Hythe | Cooks Yard, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loverly place for lunch, three seating areas, one out side on deck and one inside on deck and one below a really nice area Had 2 cream teas and a coffee and coffee and walnut cake, all delicious, will be having lunch next time Staff...More

Thank jayram1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not often you go somewhere and actually cannot find a fault. Ive been meaning to go for ages but haven’t got round to it. Today I visited with my 2 year old and friend with her little one for late breakfast. The decor is...More

Thank Twinkle071
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to have lunch, very friendly and efficienct staff. Fantastic sandwiches, made from very nice bread and good portion sizes.

Thank RichSid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose a table in the upper cabin and enjoyed view and the breeze through the cabin windows on one of the hottest days this year. Service was prompt and efficient, the the mostly home made food very good. I'm emailing separately on a couple...More

Thank tiswas2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to enjoy a drink on a barge looking out at the water and other boats going past. We visited on a very hot Sunday afternoon and were told they had run out of food. This was disappointing but we still stayed for...More

Thank mariaant
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This amazing tea room is set on the Resourceful barge in Promenade Park. Anchored in the Blackwater river, this could not be more idyllic for the area. We popped in on the day of the Mud Race; a glorious sunny day. Last year we were...More

Thank ClareMcK
Reviewed 2 July 2018

What a lovely location to enjoy your lunch! It was a glorious day so we sat outside at the front of the deck. A charming setting on Maldon prom to watch the world go by. A great choice of reasonably priced delicious food, generous portions...More

Thank Travelmad237
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I've never visited a tearoom on a barge before! This Barge now appears to be static so there's no risk of being sea sick. Negotiating a gang-plank to get on and off the barge was relatively easy and once 'aboard' there is a choice of...More

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff in a super setting. Bit chaotic but understandably, as the day was warm and the promenade very busy. We sat on deck but previously went below deck. The barge is lovely inside. Warm and cosy. Food is simple but fresh and very nice....More

Thank sheilazzzzz
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon tea here. The children had their own smaller afternoon tea, including jam sandwiches, which they loved. The adults afternoon tea was very filling!! Lovely boat, lovely food and service. Friendly from the moment I booked! Definitely will be back!

Thank LisaR03
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laura h
25 February 2016|
Response from Stephanie V | Property representative |
Hi.Yes we have 2 on board.
23 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stephanie V | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we are open on Thursday 3rd march, from 10-5pm. Breakfasts are served all morning, hope to see you on board. Our last day before we close for the summer is April 3rd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Hythe | Cooks Yard, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 7718 478400
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Step aboard Barge Resourceful on Maldon's Hythe Quay and enjoy a tearoom experience whilst supporting Cooks Barge Yard and this historic vessel. Resourceful was built in 1931 as a cargo carrier and joined a fleet that once numbered over 2,000 strong. Today she earns her living as an unusual tearoom, serving lovely homemade food supplied by Maldon businesses. Whilst on board you can learn more about the Maldon barges and also Cooks Barge Yard on the Quay, established in 1894 and still used for barge repairs today. Profits from the tearoom will go back to helping maintain the Resourceful and the rest of the Topsail Sailing Barge Fleet keeping them afloat and in good condition for the future.
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