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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.

Friendly staff and exceptional service. Food was good and we liked the ambience

Charmaine Hefer 03 April 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 49 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (26)
  • large parties (20)
  • private dining (20)
  • romantic (20)
  • value (19)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • luxury (17)
  • breakfast (9)
  • al fresco (6)
  • business (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (2)
  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Thomas Gent from Colchester


  • ((((( 6 April 2018 by John from Halstead

    I thought the venue was stunning, the atmosphere was freindly, and I felt there was a sense of 'occassion'. The staff were professional, courteous
    and gave the place a feeling of class. We enjoyed a few drinks at the bar before sitting down to a wonderful three course meal. The wine list was good
    for us, and we finished a great evening with cheese and biscuits. Brilliant experience.

  • ((((* 5 April 2018 by Diana Balasa from London

    Chic place, great atmosphere, wonderful food

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Charmaine Hefer from Colchester

    Friendly staff and exceptional service. Food was good and we liked the ambience

  • ((((* 2 April 2018 by Lynne Gibson from Tiptree essex

    Would love to see canapés back with pre dinner drinks , food was excellent, but we had table where my husband and I were looking into the kitchen , not very pleasant spoiled the meal for us , Would also be nice to hear soft background music or the pianist back .

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Glen Curtis from Suffolk

    Food up to its usual high standard , fillet steak very nice . Main menu could do with overhaul as it is very similar to the lamest 3 or 4 years

  • ((((( 27 March 2018 by Ben Ives from holland on sea

    best food for the money, great location,pleasant staff,easy to book,large car park.
    Our favorite place in UK

  • ((((* 27 March 2018 by Roger Bacon from Colchester

    Excellent family breakfast morning.

  • ((((( 18 March 2018 by Michael Haynes from Colcheste

    Lovely location and building, very tasteful converted. The service and food were fantastic.

  • (((** 14 March 2018 by Devy Basu from Colchester

    Lovely location and good parking facilities. Beautiful decor and excellent ambience . Very good food though I would appreciate more fish options as I do not eat meat. The Barn is my favourite restaurant to take friends and family to for a quality evening. However I have occasionally been disappointed by the service which can be delayed and a little embarrassing especially when we are there on my recommendation.

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