Events and activities at Grange Barn

Two costumed characters acting in front of a castle cut-out

Whether you're looking for a venue to host your own event or an exciting and easy organised day out, Grange Barn could be the perfect setting.

Step inside our magnificent medieval Tithe Barn

Grange Barn is often described as 'cathedral-like'. This beautiful timber-framed barn was once owned by the Cistercian monks at Coggeshall Abbey. It would have been used to store and thresh the 'great tithes' of corn sheaves.

Walk with us

Step out on a walk from Grange Barn through the Essex countryside to another Trust property, Paycocke’s House. Walking along the River Blackwater this three mile circilar walk takes you right back to where you started.

Beer festival

Coggeshall Grange Barn's annual beer festival takes place in September to showcase a great selection of beers and real ales from around the County. In 2014 we had a successful new event called Thirsty Thursday with a pub quiz. Don't miss traditional crafts, great food and plenty to see and do all weekend. 

Saved from demolition

Grange Barn had been in decline for some time and was in danger of being demolished for new housing during the 1970s. The people of Coggeshall pulled together and campaigned to save and restore it. This took place in the 1980s and you can now see what the barn would have been like in its heyday.

Pack a picnic

The grounds of Grange Barn are the perfect setting to lay down a rug and have a picnic.
Want to eat out? There are lots of good places to eat in Coggeshall.


As one of the largest and oldest buildings of its kind in Europe, Grange Barn provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whatever your desires, we can help to make your day special.
Download the Grange Barn wedding brochure (PDF / 1.9501953125MB) download

Get in touch

Give Buntings a call on 01376 561233 or email and they can talk through your needs. 

A Coggeshall carver

Step into the cow byre and find out about the life and work of Bryan Saunders, a local wood carver and craftsman.
His entire workshop was donated to us by his daughter Janet Saunders, including his tools and patterns.