The Barge Tearooms

Find Maldon’s best located tearoom on barge “Resourceful” located at Cooks Yard, just at the end of the quay, before you get to the Prom Lake.

You can enjoy riverside views from our top deck, a comfy snug and a quiet room which is also available for private hire.


Tuesday – Sunday

10am – 5pm

Tel: 07718 478400


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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, a wide selection of ‘barge-made’ cakes and afternoon teas, with fresh ingredients supplied from the High Street including Buntings Butchers, Greens and Crusty Loaf. Our delicious cakes, scones, tarts, soups and much more are all cooked on board daily in the galley.

Central Heating for colder days with deck seating for the sunshine.

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.


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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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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

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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








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Facebook is where you will find all of our updates on new promotions, special events as well as posts from our wonderful tearoom customers. This is the most up to date platform so take a look at our page and ‘like’ for all the exciting things going on!










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Instagram is regularly updated with all our new photos and videos. You can follow and tag us @the-barge-tearooms

 We also have our very own InstaFrame onboard! So get your friends together, use some of our nautical props and take a selfie for us! We’d love to see your pictures, please tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can share our your enjoyment with others and continue to spread the word!







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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.