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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.

Lovely food and atmosphere as always

Doug 06 March 2019

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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

4.4 (((() (based on 166 reviews)
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  • dinner (125)
  • lunch (75)
  • afternoon tea (57)
  • large parties (57)
  • romantic (57)
  • value (49)
  • private dining (45)
  • luxury (39)
  • breakfast (30)
  • business (19)
  • al fresco (14)
  • entertainment (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • views (9)
  • trendy (7)
  • (((** 20 March 2019 by Richard from Colchester

    The food was very good, the only problem was the area where we were sitting was cold. I mentioned this to one of the staff who acknowledged it was cold and wasn't sure why. I didn't want to spoil our familys evening so I accepted this response, although on reflection I am annoyed by it. My overall experience would be higher but for this.

  • ((((* 19 March 2019 by Janine from Colchester

    Haven’t been for a while but had a lovely afternoon. We had the lunch deal which still had plenty of choice and even though we’re last to leave we were not rushed.

  • ((((( 6 March 2019 by Doug from EARLS COLNE, COLCHESTER

    Lovely food and atmosphere as always

  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by Kathy from Halstead

    Great table in the main barn. All the food was goos I had the lobster. Not too much so not too full to dance later. Irie j as usual was fab and we all had a really good night.

  • ((((( 26 February 2019 by Michael from Colchester

    Very enjoyable evening was had by close family members for birthday celebration.
    Service was very Good. And catered for all our needs. Food was of a very good quality which was priced at a reasonable rate. Would always recommend to others.

  • ((((( 20 February 2019 by Dave from Colchester

    Excellent Service by the staff. Both my girlfriend and I felt like we could take our time eating both our courses and we weren't at all rushed or felt we were being kicked out for other customers. After we finished we were invited to stay and have drinks which made the experience a lot nicer. The staff were busy but we never felt neglected. My only complaint if I had one was the unavailability of your Fish and Chip Menu on a Saturday Night. As this and Fridays are supposed to be nights for this meal, I feel it is something you should have available on a Saturday. I was looking forward to trying your version of this but was disappointed when I saw we couldn't have it. It doesn't take away from what a nice dining experience though and we would definitely visit again.

  • ((((* 19 February 2019 by Angela from Chappel

    Enjoyed the atmosphere as we had a quiet corner, staff were friendly but a little abrupt at times.

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Charlotte from Manningtree

    Excellent service very polite and friendly and deceivingly filling. Very happy to celebrate mum's birthday. Thank you

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by A from Colchester

    We had the best evening meal and dinning experience we have had for ages last weekend. The restaurant felt special and spacious. It was busy but due to no background music and soft furnishings we could all speak and hold a conversation. The meal was not rushed but not did we feel that we were waiting for our courses and the service was impeccable. We all really enjoyed it and I have booked for Mothering Sunday as I know what I want! Thank you very much and keep up the good work.

  • (((** 19 February 2019 by Julie from Braintree

    Service too speedy felt rushed. Small piece of cod, you used to include vegetables and I don’t want to pay extra for them. Mains not value for money. Was disappointing given that the restaurant wasn’t busy that we felt unable to relax more, main hospitality waiter too attentive and butted into our conversation.

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