Tea-rooms and cafés in Essex

Whether you’re wanting a cup of tea or coffee, perhaps even treat yourself to a slice of cake, or fancy a meal made from fresh, local ingredients; you’ll find our cafés and tea-rooms in Essex great places to indulge.

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. Enjoy an ice-cream or tuck into a panini, it's perfect for those who want to grab and go.

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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