Cosy tea-rooms and café’s in Essex

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to have a cuppa, want to treat yourself to afternoon tea or fancy a meal made from fresh, local ingredients. You’ll find our cafés and tea-rooms in Essex, great places to enjoy a treat or two.

Looking across the lake towards the forest cafe

Feast in the forest at Hatfield 

The Forest Café is our outdoor café where the menu varies with the seasons. Look out too for Hank, which looks like a US Army truck from World War II, where we'll be serving our very own venison burgers.

Scones and crockery on display at Paycocke's

Paycocke's little coffee shop 

If you've time, our coffee shop in the house has a small but nevertheless fantastic selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes and quick treats to tempt you. If the weather's nice make the most of our sun-trap courtyard or beautiful garden.

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