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Great for lunch outside

Three places to eat and drink. The tea room run by Wilkins (the Tiptree Jam people) serve tea... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2012
maldon essex
Heybridge basin

The Heybridge basin is a good venue for walkers, cyclists or just a nice place to relax. With two... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2012
Maldon, United Kingdom
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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 11 November 2012

Three places to eat and drink. The tea room run by Wilkins (the Tiptree Jam people) serve tea, cakes and wine right next to the water. The Ship is right by the lock and you can eat and watch the boats go through the lock...More

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank darkangel10
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The Heybridge basin is a good venue for walkers, cyclists or just a nice place to relax. With two pubs offering food of a reasonable standard and wonderful views regardless of the season. Easily accessable with good parking.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank FrederickK851
Reviewed 4 November 2012

If the answer's yet, then you won't be disappointed. With a canal joining the river, and a marina, this place is packed full of boats of all sizes. You'll also find nice sea wall walks and a couple of friendly pubs.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Gemeos
Reviewed 23 August 2012

we had a 60 minute trip on a converted coal barge named the elver- it travelled gently through the water up to maldon and back -we would thoroughly recommend it to all ages to young children who fed the ducks and coots to us oldies...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank berniejBillericay
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Love Heybridge Basin,great scenery and a good pint or two in The Jolly Sailor. The Old Ship is a bit tired but still good

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank andy208896
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We hadn't been to Heybridge Basin for many years and had a lovely day. There is a large free car park and a short walk to a boat trip up the canal or rowing boat hire. There is then a lovely walk along the canal...More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank PJ18
Reviewed 1 August 2012

this is like somewhere special you find on holiday. two pubs which do pub grub and can be quite busy but cope well, rowing boats to hire along lovely canal and stunning when the tides in.

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank richard s
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Loads of Boats to look at. A lovely pub close by that does food. We have not been in it though. A nice walk up the canal is good for you but take insect repellent.

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Roniandmartin
Reviewed 20 June 2012

You really should separate the two pubs and one tea room, all good in their respective ways, but very different. The Basin is one of the Hidden gems of Essex which many people seem to know about. You either love it or not. Its main...More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Ladylindylou
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Heybridge Basin used to be a typical quaint little backwater but has now been spoiled by the influx of new housing estates. Locals have been forced out by the rise in house prices, this has totally ruined what once was a delightful little haven

Date of experience: June 2012
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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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