The Barn

(207 Reviews)
Brook Road Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet

Top offer

2-course dinner menu £17 per person

Available for lunch and dinner daily, excluding Saturday evenings and Sundays. 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 - 18:00.

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 207 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (70)
  • al fresco (21)
  • breakfast (43)
  • business (25)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (158)
  • entertainment (17)
  • large parties (71)
  • lunch (94)
  • luxury (51)
  • private dining (60)
  • romantic (74)
  • trendy (16)
  • value (67)
  • views (15)
  • By Ruth C from Milton Keynes
    9 June 2019

    Excellent food. Staff very attentive. Highly recommend.

  • By Sandy J from Essex
    8 June 2019

    Excellent menu choice, food was of an excellent quality as well. It was also borne out by our daughter & son in law (who is French) had not been there before. The staff were very attentive and apologised profusely about the fans. A couple of criticism was the fact that the air conditioning fans could not be turned off, making it quite drafty also the quality of the cappuccino was extremely poor quality. However we will be coming back again.

  • By Philip N from Colchester
    8 June 2019

    One of my favourite places to eat in the area

  • By Georgina C from Colchester
    5 June 2019

    Food was fabulous. So was the service and the surroundings were beautiful.

  • By Lynn G from Colchester
    1 June 2019

    Very nice welcome except not allowed to have the balloon my children had brought as a surprise for me. Food very nice, enjoyed by all 10 of us. Service very good and excellent pictures taken by one of the waiters. Enjoyable start to my birthday celebrations

  • By Linda E from Colchester
    1 June 2019

    Polite attentive staff. Good food, nicely presented. Wonderful atmosphere.

  • By Hayley M from Colchester
    31 May 2019

    Very enjoyable evening had by all ? Brilliant singing by Ira J, staff very helpful and friendly .food very good ! Hopefully we will be getting a big group together for an Ira J night in December! Thank u for a lovely evening

  • By Christine C from Maldon
    27 May 2019

    It was my first visit to the barn having been recommended by a friend what a lovely place to eat the food was delicious the staff very helpful wonderful atmosphere I shall be returning very soon

  • By Gill J from Colchester
    26 May 2019

    Superb location. Easy parking. Good ambiance. Excellent service - prompt, very helpful. Good all-day breakfast menu, with great coffee. Restaurant had noted our online booking request fir an easily accessible table.

  • By Viv M from Braintree
    25 May 2019

    Lovely romantic setting with great service and exceptional food. Affordable prices

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

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