Barge Tearooms

Located on board “Resourceful” at Cooks Yard on Hythe Quay, she was the last barge built in 1931 and is now home to Topsail’s Barge Tearooms, where you can enjoy breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon teas.

Resourceful boasts riverside views on her top deck plus a further 3 rooms down below for you to relax and enjoy our freshly made delights.


Afternoon Tea

On The Barge Tearooms

Why not try our Afternoon Tea?
With freshly baked scones cream & jam, a selection of homemade cakes, freshly prepared sandwiches, hot drinks and optional Prosecco.

All served on vintage china stands

From £15 per person

(must be pre-booked)

Private hire

Our Captains Quarters is a small private room available to hire for special occasions. Whether it be a friends or family gathering, birthday party or baby shower…it’s the perfect intimate space you can enjoy all to yourselves.

The room can be laid out in different styles to accommodate your needs and we can cater for your guests whether it’s our delicious Afternoon Tea’s or something from our menu.

For more information either call
07718 478400 or email

Get in touch

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm.

07718 478400

Sailing Barge Resourceful, Cooks Yard, The Hythe Quay, Maldon CM9 5HN, England