The Barn

(367 Reviews)
Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, East of England, CO6 1JE
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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2-course dinner menu £22 per person

Available for lunch and dinner daily, excluding Saturday evenings and Sundays. Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £20
Food spend: £36

Opening hours

Wednesday to Friday: 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Barn
(based on 367 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (116)
  • al fresco (37)
  • breakfast (66)
  • business (45)
  • child friendly (29)
  • dinner (264)
  • entertainment (31)
  • large parties (118)
  • lunch (181)
  • luxury (83)
  • private dining (113)
  • romantic (137)
  • trendy (33)
  • value (113)
  • views (28)
  • By Pauline H from Colchester
    24 September 2020

    Spacious, friendly, felt covid safe. Ample portions dessert lovely, good service

  • By Alan T from Colchester
    23 September 2020

    Excellent, very good staff, well organised, and decent choice of a la Carte menu. Food was fine, good wine choice

  • By Sarah W from Halstead
    23 September 2020


  • By Michael I from Coggeshall
    23 September 2020

    Lovely food..Excellent service..??

  • By William O'Sullivan O from Harwich
    16 September 2020

    Given the restrictions, due to Covid, the experience was a little different. It was peaceful and relaxing; the staff were attentive without being intrusive.

  • By Emma L from Colchester
    11 September 2020

    Great service as always, food lovely no complaints here ??

  • By Sally B from Essex
    11 September 2020

    Had a lovely meal. We chose from the set lunch menu and each course was delicious. Service and friendliness of the staff even with masks on was excellent.

  • By Terri G from Ipswich
    9 September 2020

    We had a lovely experience, staff were extremely helpful and polite. The food as always was delicious and the oysters were as tasty as always. All socially distanced and very well organised.

  • By Ron W from Colchester
    9 September 2020

    Friendly greeting at the start, great service and good food.

  • By Alba M from Colchester
    9 September 2020

    Excellent service and delicious food as usual

Restaurant Location Map
The Barn
Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, East of England, CO6 1JE

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