The Barge Tearooms


On Thursday 9th of November we moved to our new home on our permanent tearoom barge Resourceful. This is located at Cooks Yard, just at the end of the quay, before you get to the Prom Lake.

Our new spot will allow us to be open all year round! You can enjoy riverside views from our top deck, a comfy snug and a quiet room which is also available for private hire.

Come spring and some warmer weather we will then be open 7 days a week!


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Come aboard Maldon’s historic sailing barge Resourceful for a unique tearoom experience.

Moored at Cooks Yard on Maldon’s picturesque Hythe Quay, step onboard our beautiful barge for a memorable tearoom experience and help support part of our nation’s maritime heritage. external


























You can enjoy breakfast, light lunches and afternoon tea, with fresh ingredients supplied from the High Street including Buntings Butchers, Greens and Crusty Loaf. Our delicious cakes, scones, mini quiches and soups are all cooked on board daily in the galley.

Central Heating for colder days with deck seating for winter sun.

PARKING – you may find a spot along the Quay road (unrestricted October to March).  The closest car park is Edward Bright Close at the bottom of the High Street on the left, Bathtub showroom on the corner.  The Promenade car park is also a short walk away.




Our Menu:

All our produce is homemade fresh on  board the barge and we pride ourselves in using local Maldon High Street suppliers; Buntings, Maldon Fruit Supplies & the Crusty Loaf.

































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barge sailing trips and weekends away on the East Coast

East Coast River Cruises

Enjoy a Topsail River Cruise at one of these locations:

  • Ipswich
  • Maldon
  • Brightlingsea
  • Gravesend
  • London

Our Barges can accommodate up to 50 guests sailing, and up to 80 on the Quayside.