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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.

great atmosphere great food nice place to relax and enjoy

Russell 17 October 2018
from colchester

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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 113 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (90)
  • lunch (55)
  • afternoon tea (42)
  • large parties (41)
  • romantic (41)
  • value (40)
  • private dining (36)
  • luxury (31)
  • breakfast (23)
  • business (15)
  • al fresco (11)
  • child friendly (7)
  • views (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • ((((( 22 October 2018 by Chris from Stanway

    Very enjoyable but sitting upstairs was too hot

  • ((((* 22 October 2018 by Barker from Colchester

    Like the atmosphere in the Barn. My eyesight is deteriorating and I find that if I am seated on one of the tables at the edge where there is just a tea light on the table, I cannot see to read the menu. The central tables are better.
    We both really liked the fish sharing platter as we are seafood lovers.
    The service was excellent.

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Russell from colchester

    great atmosphere great food nice place to relax and enjoy

  • ((((( 16 October 2018 by Tracey from Colchester

    Wonderful lunch, will be coming again soon x

  • (((** 16 October 2018 by Abbey from Bury Saint Edmunds

    The first time I visited , I was so amazed by the place , such a stunning relaxing setting. Everything was so perfect , piano playing in the background along side amazing food and company.
    After this experience I wanted to take a friend and show how amazing this place was. Unfortunately I was disappointed.. slow service , [ waitress did apologise] food was the same standard , but the dessert was completely different to last time. There was no honeycomb on the sticky toffee pudding. Or no piano playing / music! Just could hear everyone’s conversations.

    When I made the reservation online , I told them it was for a birthday celebration and if they could do something.. was told they would do a celebration plate with happy birthday .. this was never presented to me.

    I didn’t want to complain as I didn’t want to ruin the mood of the evening.

  • ((((( 16 October 2018 by J from Colchester

    Took my mum there for her birthday who was visiting from over seas. Was lovely and quiet at first, slowly picked up through the evening, but service was always there and food was amazing!

  • ((((* 2 October 2018 by Judi from Ipswich

    Lovely meal in beautiful surroundings- used to come here regularly- won’t leave it so long between visits next time

  • ((((( 26 September 2018 by Nicola from Colchester

    The food was great ,the setting beautiful , but best of all was the service ,the staff were brilliant

  • ((((* 25 September 2018 by Angela from Braintree

    Lovely venue. Service was slow. I had the grilled halloumi which was over grilled and a couple of the pieces were extremely hard so therefore, I had to leave them. Didn't like to complain as we were dining with friends who were paying the bill.

  • ((((* 17 September 2018 by David from Marks Tey

    Food was excellent but service could have been better. A bit slow at times, had to remind staff of sauce order. Waiters sometimes too involved in own conversations and not watching for customers requiring attention - not just our table.

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