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Lovely place - now getting more discovered

This used to be a pretty hidden away place at the end of a small access road (Heybridge Basin - is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
Great Area

Walked from Maldon to Heybridge along the canal stopping for coffee at the cafe. The food looked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviews jolly sailor tiptree jam free parking tea room sea wall the pub lock gates car park the river watch the boats boats coming tea shop lovely walk sit outside delightful spot high tide watch the world
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were both looking forward to a lovely meal. Lady behind the bar looked a mess and very sharp. Had the roast which was not nice at all. Half cooked and warm will not return.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Hfucg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a pretty hidden away place at the end of a small access road (Heybridge Basin - is it a village?!) Now getting more discovered. Nice walk from the bridge over the canal (road going into Maldon from Tiptree) or drive down...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked from Maldon to Heybridge along the canal stopping for coffee at the cafe. The food looked delicious although we only had coffee! Great walk back along the lagoon to Maldon. Lovely views

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chrissie21Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful traditional lock-side area by the canal and also the whole bay area of the Heybridge Basin itself. Lovely walks along the sea-walls in either direction, with vast views across the huge bay and the open skies. Tiptree tea-rooms at The Lock (in Heybridge)...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SusanH2269
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

Good food in a realy good location, food is home made pub grub full plate hot and great tasting with good sweets well wort a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Curious247641
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We had our works 'Christmas dinner' here and the food was brilliant. Very enjoyable ambience. Would definitely recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Theresatar
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Another of our go to places in the local area where the sea meets the canal. Two pubs one by the canal/lock edge and one just down behind the sea flood wall Both offering meals, snacks or just drinks with tables inside and out if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nicky C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is a very beautiful place to go for a walk. There is a lock for you to watch comings and goings when the tide is in. Boats are moored up along the river giving you another way to walk. Or take the Dyke wall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank poole533
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We had a very nice evening meal with our good friends, the staff made us very welcome and we enjoyed our chosen meals. It has a good range of Beer and wines which you can enjoy at the bar, or you can eat and drink...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charis50
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Took a walk along the canal tow path to Heybridge Basin. The walk was pleasant, lots of blackberries to pick and boats to look at. At the basin there's a couple of pubs, a cafe and the lock gates, which at high tide prevent the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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17 August 2018|
Response from langdale12 |
Check the tides because it dries out
doreen c
30 October 2017|
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Response from buerge | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definetely. The pubs as well as the Tiptree Cafe. Have fun !
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10 August 2017|
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Response from buerge | Reviewed this property |
Or you go to Maldon Promenade Park on the other side of the river. They have a nice lake for crabbing and model boats.
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