Eating & shopping

Tea in the coffee shop or a picnic?

Family picnic in Paycocke’s garden. © James Butler

Family picnic in Paycocke’s garden.

If you've time, our coffee shop in the house has a small but nevertheless fantastic selection of hot/cold drinks, cakes and quick treats to tempt you. Or why not bring a picnic and top it up? If the weather's nice make the most of our sun-trap courtyard or beautiful garden, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement.

Pick out the perfect gift

Crafty gifts galore

 © Sarah Barfoot

Our small but perfectly formed shop in the garden room has something for everyone. From hand-crafted jewellery to soft woollen rugs, you will be sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Inspirational art to take home

Paycockes Pastel 1 painted and photographed by Dorothea King © Dorothea King

Explore rooms of the house never before opened and see specially selected work from the Coggeshall Arts Group inspired by Paycocke's, Coggeshall and the Essex countryside. Those with wall space to fill might even find that perfect piece exclusively available to buy.

And there's more...

Paycocke’s garden looking from garden room down the path. © Natalie Butler

We're always on the look out for exciting new shop items and tasty treats of temptation. And with lots of fascinating new exhibitions planned, each visit is unique much like Paycocke's - what will you discover next time?

Garden plant stall

Green fingers? Browse our stall and find something to take home and plant in your own garden, the perfect momento of your visit.

Second-hand books

Browse the shelves in our second-hand book shop

Rummage through our second-hand book stall in the Mansard Room, pick up a bargain and help support Paycocke's.

Books to spare? Please bring them along - all proceeds go towards our work.


Take some veg home

Our vegetable garden is always brimming with seasonal produce. Why not take something home for your supper and support our sustainable veg project too?