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Paper Mill Lock Tearooms

North Hill | Lock House, Chelmsford CM3 4BS, England
+44 1245 225520
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (16 reviews)
“coleslaw” (7 reviews)
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North Hill | Lock House, Chelmsford CM3 4BS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Papermill Lock a few times, always enjoyed it but left very disappointed today. A family group (including children) of us arrived this afternoon looking forward to a boat ride for a birthday treat but, even having checked website which gave no indication to the...More

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Proper Old Skool Tea Room in a classically beautiful location overlooking the lock & moored-up boats. Enhanced by lovely weather we enjoyed an excellent Ploughmans & shared a nice cream & jam scone. An archetype English setting. Nice

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly the weather wasn't good so they shut the car main car park and also the boats weren't running and it wasn't the weather to walk along the river bank. The tea rooms are a little dingy but the food was lovely and the staff...More

Thank JYar-1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

had coffee and cake with family this morning...yes its a bit pricey but its in middle of nowhere. friendly staff tasty cake refreshing coffee...and a good selection of toasted sandwiches etc! and a beautiful setting...walks in both directions...and a nice shady free car park fot...More

Thank bruce543210
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lovely little tearoom to spend an hour or two watching life go by. Beautiful cakes - difficult to choose which one to have. Haven't eaten lunch here yet but food that is being served up looks very appetising so will be trying that next!

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Place looked nice, but overpriced and extremely limited sandwich choice, if you don't like cheese and don't eat Tuna.. you have not much choice.and very expensive for what you get. Much better choice and service in a garden centre cafe. My advice use the car...More

1  Thank z0lair
Reviewed 14 August 2017

First time visit to Paper Mill Lock and we found parking easy and outside seating great. The menu however is quite limited and a little pricey I felt 2 of us dont eat bread so ordered the ploughmans without the bread We were not offered...More

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place is a lovely setting with walks along the canal in either direction ending in either Maldon or Heybridge and Chelmsford. The13.5 mile walk from Heybridge to Chelmsford can be broken up with lunch here. There is plenty of parking. I call here for...More

Thank Steven E
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing visit to the tea room. Paid £15 for two toasted sandwiches, hot chocolate & green tea. Crisps were almost stale, lettuce leaf was the salad & not even a full mug of hot chocolate which was made with water out of the machine....More

3  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Perfect for dog walkers, set in a very pretty location and the cafe offers lovely cakes. It's a good place to explore!

1  Thank littlejojo94
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 16
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Hill | Lock House, Chelmsford CM3 4BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 225520
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