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Address: Swan House 14 Kings Head Street, Harwich CO12 3EE, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful old building just 20 yards from the quay in the oldest part of Harwich. Permanent art workshop in part of it. We went to an art exhibition which was really good in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
Malcolm H
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful old building just 20 yards from the quay in the oldest part of Harwich. Permanent art workshop in part of it. We went to an art exhibition which was really good in the old atmosphere and very enjoyable. During the day you can also sit out back in the quaint little semi water garden and have tea or coffee.... More 

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Thank Malcolm H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Very historical interesting building full of lovely art and great craft shop. Knowledgable, helpful and friendly staff. Well worth a visit!

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1 Thank Kyliesheehan
Lancashire, England
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300 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

This to me was a quirky but Inviting Tea Room/Garden First impression was do we stay or do we go! A small outdoor unkempt courtyard with several tables and chairs set around a small pond makes this a quirky and inviting place to enjoy a drink, sandwich, cake or even afternoon tea. The menu is limited, no Cappuccino's, Lattes or... More 

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Thank OldBear
Harwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely spot for a quiet cuppa and yummy cake. Very much enjoyed the little courtyard and the very friendly service

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Thank Kerry2203
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Husband and wife team who have a welcoming style and are knowledgeable on local artists. Unique artwork at great prices. Cute outdoor cafe at the rear. Gallery is in one of the oldest buildings in the town. Well worth a visit! Opposite the Alma Inn.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Housed in a fourteenth century building this art gallery and tea room is run by a friendly and enthusiastic couple. Light refreshments are served in a secluded courtyard around a water feature. Generously filled sandwiches and baguettes come with a side salad, coleslaw and crisps. My pot of tea cost £1.50 and enjoyed four cups in total. All refreshments are... More 

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1 Thank Thewanderer5
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

set in an old building in old Harwich, a combination of gallery, craft room and tea room, as well as paintings available to buy, we enjoyed the exhibition and as it was a lovely summers day we sat out in the garden for a pot of tea, would recommend a visit, there is also an old 15th century original painting... More 

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1 Thank mlm84
London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

This unique lovely gallery in this old old building has a range of exhibits and courses running sequentially and a real treat is the surprising cafe in the secret garden. Yum! Soak up the sunshine along with tea, jam, cream & scone after enjoying the local and wider talented artists work.

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1 Thank MaddieFergus
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Heard about this new eating place so called in for coffee and cake. Very poor selection of cakes, there were some due out of oven!!! No toilet so need to used public loo some walk away. Will try again as it had recently opened but dont feel any urgency.

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Thank lydcroft
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Wonderful time in a wonderful setting. Lovely afternoon tea with my family. Fresh scones, jam and clotted cream with a generous pot of tea. Will be returning very soon x

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