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The Barn

Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester, CO6 1JE

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Main course: £20
Food spend: £36
Opening hours
Wednesday to Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 09:00 - 20:00.

Excellent venue good food and reasonable prices

Nick 11 August 2018
from Chappel

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With a stunning vaulted ceiling lined with rustic exposed beams, The Barn dates back to the 16th century, and has been lovingly converted yet retains its rural charm. Enjoy a selection of classic and modern gastro dishes, including children's menus, making this a versatile setting for the whole family.

The Barn menu spans the entire day, and starts off with all-day breakfasts and brunch options, with dishes like American-style pancakes with smoked back bacon and maple syrup. The a la carte menu includes vegan dishes like carrot and beetroot terrine with homemade bread and grape chutney, with hearty mains including whole lobster with garlic butter and skinny fries. There are generous sharing platters that are perfect for groups, and hearty burgers and steaks from the grill.

Enjoy classic afternoon teas at The Barn in Colchester, while the dessert menu features other British flavours, with choices like apple and fig crumble with cardamom and rose water ice cream. There is also a diverse wine list served, with bottles from the old and new worlds.

A beautifully picturesque rural setting, The Barn is a charming spot for all-day dining, and sits 5 minutes' drive from Marks Tey Rail Station.

The Barn

Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester, CO6 1JE

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Customer reviews for The Barn

4.5 (((() (based on 94 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (78)
  • lunch (46)
  • value (37)
  • afternoon tea (36)
  • large parties (35)
  • romantic (35)
  • private dining (30)
  • luxury (25)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (13)
  • al fresco (10)
  • child friendly (7)
  • entertainment (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • views (4)
  • ((((( 18 August 2018 by Annette from Witham

    We recently had lunch with a few friends at The Barn and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. A really beautiful building. It was a very relaxed atmosphere, no rushing which made a pleasant change. We all enjoyed a pre lunch drink in the lounge area which gave us time to catch up on everyone's news before being shown to our table. The waiter was very attentive and saw to our every need. The food was all delicious and beautifully presented. I can personally recommend the roasted pork belly with dauphinois potatoes and vegetables! At no point were we hurried along even though the restaurant was very busy. Having spied the afternoon teas on offer, I rather think we will be ordering one of those next time we visit!!

  • ((((( 18 August 2018 by William from Grose Vale,

    Amazing service, and fantastic menu. The lobster was absolutely delicious with the best ever butter sauce. The risotto was simply stunning. A highly recommended restaurant. It was wonderful to celebrate our 32nd Wedding Anniversary in this place. Thank you.

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by Alan from Colchester

    Need to rotate the menu more for regulars. Third visit in three weeks - same menu!

  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Laura from Colchester

    Another very enjoyable meal at the Barn. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

  • ((((( 14 August 2018 by Pam from Colchester

    I had not been to the Gt Tey Barn for years, I was most impressed with the staff and the food.
    Both of which were excellent.

  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Nicola from Braintree

    The food was excellent and good value for money. Service was slow for drinks at the table we were still waiting to order wine when our starter arrived and even then once left with the wine list we had to get someone’s attention to put our order in. The service for the food was excellent.

  • ((((( 14 August 2018 by Alex from Braintree

    Wicked meal best fillet steak I have had for a long time.
    Service was excellent can’t wait to come again ??

  • ((((( 11 August 2018 by Nick from Chappel

    Excellent venue good food and reasonable prices

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by Tony from Halstead

    Lovely old building. Great bar area for pre dinner drinks. Food choices were excellent and was cooked to perfection. The staff were all very friendly, professional and efficient. It was our anniversary which was acknowledged when we arrived and also with dessert. Such a simple thing but very appreciated. One of the best restaurants we have dined out at since moving to the area.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by Elsa from London

    Amazing little gem. Food and service are perfect, for a really reasonable price. Highly recommended!

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