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The Barge Tearooms

Sailing Barge Resourceful, Cooks Yard, The Hythe Quay, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
+44 7718 478400
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sailing Barge Resourceful, Cooks Yard, The Hythe Quay, Maldon CM9 5HN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in at end of day after a long walk along river. Only sampled the cakes but they were beautiful, still fresh at end of day, yummy! Latte good too. Will deffo return but much earlier. Even allows dogs on open deck which is a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Located on the water with stunning views, this barge/cafe served a fantastic Ploughman’s lunch and Stilton soup. The service was quick and polite with the prices being very reasonable. I would imagine this is a perfect location in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheAndrewNatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Barge Tearooms with visiting family having been just once before. This time we went downstairs - to find so much space. The menu is varied and well priced. We had teas and coffees and lovely sandwiches with side salads and crisps. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AKL90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like this place for a nice coffee and a buttered scone .got some nice touches like blankets if it's a bit chilly outside .could do with sorting out the condensation inside the. other than that love this place

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pj2311
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well worth a visit to this charming boat tea rooms, lovely, friendly and helpful staff, good menu choices, good presentation of great food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AnniePA10
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Didn’t even go in for a drink but to pick up my mothers coat she left there last week. After two phone calls that went straight to a mobile voice message Left messages to ask if coat was there leaving my number so a quick...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jomaleary
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Only called in for a coffee but dissappointed to see a young child behind the counter (downstairs) touching everything, then another waitress plugging in a kettle with the wire draping over sponge bases waiting for the filling. Not what I would expect from a 5...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bigedd2004
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited the barge a few times for lunch and have never been disappointed. There is good selection of sandwiches, paninis, jackets as well as cakes and scones. Great gluten free options (especially the paninis and cakes)!! We will definitely be regular visitors.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 23sunseeker2016
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Mooched around the area with great interest and came across these tea rooms........enjoyed a decent cappuccino and some homemade cakes......delicious! Ambience was perfect on the river and with the sun shining a perfect pitstop.We were advised all the ingredients are sourced locally and madein the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank venicefish
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Had a coffee and two hot chocolates with my wife and mum. Sat on the top deck and just watched the world go by. Only 3 stars as very slow service. I think they forgot us when we chased the order up. Will give it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 166russelle
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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
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: Sailing Barge Resourceful, Cooks Yard, The Hythe Quay, 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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