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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.

A very romantic and beautiful setting, the food and service was outstanding.

David 26 November 2018
from Essex

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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 131 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (101)
  • lunch (59)
  • afternoon tea (47)
  • romantic (43)
  • value (43)
  • large parties (42)
  • private dining (40)
  • luxury (33)
  • breakfast (23)
  • business (15)
  • al fresco (11)
  • child friendly (7)
  • views (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • (((** 12 December 2018 by Vikki from Colchester

    The two gentlemen who great some of our party were quite rude and didn't seem to know what or where we where meant to go. One was also rude to our waitress at the end of the evening. Our waitress Hannah and Ellie where brilliant and keep a good eye on us. For main Course I had the turkey, is was dry and the roast potato's where hard as rocks. The starter of goats cheese and beetroot was amazing and the white chocolate baked cheese cake was to die for. We where seated in one of the outbuildings so there was minimal atmosphere and no music.

  • ((((* 11 December 2018 by Julie from Braintree

    Beautiful setting
    Attentive staff
    Lovely ambiance
    Hadxafternoon tea only one small criticism was the scones were under baked

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Fiona from Colchester

    Lovely building, great atmosphere, tasty food and good value.

  • ((*** 6 December 2018 by Amanda from Braintree K

    The atmosphere was excellent and waitress and waiters were very friendly. But the food was not to my liking very bland. Plates were left on table uptown about 30 mins after main meal was finished. Prescott cocktail was flat.

  • ((((* 28 November 2018 by Debbie from Essex

    We had a lovely experience here at the Barn. We were celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday and they presented her cakes with a candle. We had an afternoon tea in the Barn and this was pleasant. Sandwiches were great but the cakes were a little underwhelming. Actually sent the scones back as they were too well done and very dark in colour. Cakes were very tiny. The service was excellent and all the staff were extremely polite and went out of their way to serve us.

  • ((((* 27 November 2018 by KT from Colchester

    Food and service was good however the restaurant always seems to have the same menu (apart from a “special” offered for each course). So that we can come more regularly, a change of menu woukd be welcome.

  • ((((( 26 November 2018 by David from Essex

    A very romantic and beautiful setting, the food and service was outstanding.

  • ((((* 19 November 2018 by Chris from COLCHESTER

    Having experienced the Barn at Great Tey previously we have never been disappointed. The service and menu are excellent and of a high quality. The timings between courses are just right and one is never feeling overly cossetted.

  • ((((( 15 November 2018 by christine from Colchester

    We had a first class meal for our 40th wedding anniversary the service was excellent we had the duck and I have to say it was the best we have ever had anywhere so thankyou for a lovely experience

  • ((((* 12 November 2018 by Malcolm from Colchester

    Very good evening food was excellent however the service was a little aphazard difficult to get the drink waiter to understand but overall very good

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