Eating and shopping at Paycocke's

A cappuccino and a slice of cake in Paycocke's cafe, Colchester

Enjoy a drink and a snack, or pick up the perfect treat, for you or someone else.

Tea in the coffee shop or a picnic?

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. 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

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.

Garden plant stall

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

Second-hand books

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?