The Barn

Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet

Top offer

2-course dinner menu £17 per person

This offer is available from February 28, 2018 until June 1, 2018, 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 - 20:00.

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.

Customer reviews for The Barn
(based on 144 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • child friendly (9)
  • entertainment (6)
  • lunch (69)
  • business (16)
  • views (8)
  • romantic (48)
  • breakfast (26)
  • luxury (35)
  • dinner (111)
  • value (46)
  • afternoon tea (50)
  • al fresco (13)
  • large parties (49)
  • trendy (6)
  • private dining (42)
  • By Bryan J from Colchester
    18 January 2019

    An excellent evening. convivial surroundings, helpful and attentive staff and a splendid meal

  • By Tracy C from Colchester
    18 January 2019

    It was nice to be greeted at the door to start our lunch, a pleasant environment although I would have preferred the main restaurant. Quality of food was very good as was the service, the menu was varied and it was nice to have the option of all day breakfast. We will visit again.

  • By Danuta G from london
    17 January 2019

    very good . unique venue

  • By Sandie S S from colchester
    12 January 2019

    The barn was amazing place, I loved the décor and atmosphere, however we had to wait for long time for our food to arrive and we couldn`t see anyone when we wanted to pay the bill and I have to ask for sugar for my tea.

  • By R C from Braintree
    1 January 2019

    We had a very enjoyable New Year's Day breakfast at the Barn - somewhere we have only had lunch or an evening meal previously. There were a good number of options on the menu, from the 'full English' to lighter options and also a vegan dish for those so inclined. The food was of the usual high standard with very good presentation. Staff were friendly and attentive and we were served in an efficient, courteous way. It was a very enjoyable experience which we will repeat at some point in the future.

  • By Martin F from Braintree
    31 December 2018

    We had a delightful New Year's Eve lunch at the Barn where we were particularly impressed by the standard of welcome and service (quietly attentive). The food was delicious, both beautifully cooked and presented, and we enjoyed the unrushed ambience and tasteful seasonal decorations. (Two tiny points which we didn't mention at the time as we didn't want to embarrass the lovely staff - and hey, we're British... there was a hole in one of the napkins and a fine crack in one of our coffee cups. Little points to note but not for publication and certainly nothing to deter us from coming back another time.)

  • By Mr Philip S from Silver End, Witham
    29 December 2018

    Third time of visiting, first time in the "Dealing Room", perfect for our party of 19. Fortunate with the weather as the service has to be brought from the Main Hall across the courtyard to our separate Dealing Room. Table layout was great, nice touch with name-tags including ordered courses printed on reverse so no arguments or forgetfulness when orders arrived. Waitress service was excellent, just the right amount of attention and being left alone, no hassle but attentive to our needs. Overall a very worthwhile experience and one that was appreciated by all who attended, some for the first time, but not the last by the comments of quite a few. This was an annual family get-together held for the first time at The Barn Brasserie, Great Tey and I am happy to say that everyone was extremely pleased and happy with the experience.

  • By Simone G from Southampton
    28 December 2018

    Yet again a fantastic visit to The Barn in colchester Great tey for our Wedding Annvisery! The food is alway soo yummy can never fault anything. Friendly staff always have a smile on their face and alway happy to help and go the extra mile.

  • By Sengul H from Stanway
    26 December 2018

    The food was nice but it arrived a little cold. There was also quite a bit of fat on the meat. Staff were lovely though.

  • By Jody S from Westbergholt
    25 December 2018

    Was very expensive (not value for money) I felt like the staff were unhappy and I see one higher staff member tell off a waitress Food was not very hot Boaring food Christmas music was eventually put on towards the end of the meal I have been to the barn many times but this experience was not good and would not go again for Christmas Day I feel like it’s more about making money than giving an experience Staff Only interested in the wealthiest customers

Restaurant Location Map
The Barn
Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE

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