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Blake House Craft Centre

Blake End, Braintree CM77 6RA, England
+44 1376 553146
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Give this place a big miss would give -5 if i could

Visited for Halloween. no organisation total farce. No bouncy castle nothing set up on time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maisie F
via mobile
Very homely

Great menu, very busy on Sundays with roasts,but you have loads of options best to book table. In... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie N
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Set in beautiful Essex countryside, the carefully preserved farm buildings at Blake House Craft Centre are centered around a courtyard, which was previously the Blake House farmyard. Wander around the fine variety of shops in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, where there really is something for everyone; from a basket of flowers to ballet shoes, from dolls houses to decorations for your home and from antiques to elegant fabrics, you can treat yourself or find the perfect gift. Enjoy a bite to eat at Timbers; our licensed restaurant, housed in an 18th century listed corn barn, then challenge friends to a round of crazy golf on our 9 hole minigolf course. Let the kids use up some energy in our play area and make sure you don’t miss our latest maize maze challenge! The Original Great Maze brings you an aMAZing new adventure each summer, so come and get lost for a great day out for all the family!
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good24%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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“maize maze” (8 reviews)
“crazy golf” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Blake End, Braintree CM77 6RA, England
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+44 1376 553146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Halloween. no organisation total farce. No bouncy castle nothing set up on time. Everything very poor. I find their customer service appalling. Looked at their upcoming winter wonderland weekend . On their original post it showed reindeers so i enquired if these where...More

1  Thank Maisie F
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maisie, thank you for your feedback regarding our events. However on reflection, perhaps your close connection with our previous events coordinator has discoloured your view a little? There was an issue and slight delay in the setup of the bouncy castle at Halloween, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu, very busy on Sundays with roasts,but you have loads of options best to book table. In the summer months extremely busy but have plenty of tables outside. Beautiful place,plenty of room. Great prices.

Thank Julie N
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and we're glad to hear you have enjoyed the great food and atmosphere at Timbers Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes go here for coffee or lunch in the barn. There are few shops to visit and all nice in their own way. Not enough to keep you occupied for longer than a couple of hours though. Fabric shop is really worth a visit if...More

Thank smithy10smithy
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. And Sew On, our fabric shop does indeed have a fabulous selection and a great reputation. We also agree, it is lovely to relax in the sunshine outside Timbers Restaurant with your favourite drink; just being able to enjoy the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very disappointed on visiting this weekend just gone, This place is just not suitable for families and children. Adults yes great for mooching about and lunch. Despite the impressions on your leaflet it is not child friendly, the only thing for children was grazy...More

1  Thank saragoode76
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry to hear your visit did not meet your expectations. We are first and foremost (as the name suggests) a craft centre, with a variety of shops selling gifts and crafts. We do however welcome and aim to...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

For anyone interested in needlecrafts there is a great fabric shop stuffed with all manner of goodies. Not to mention a Dollshouse shop, vintage glass bric a brac, plants and stylish planters all housed in quaint little barns. There's a nice little restaurant although we...More

Thank lyndos22
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your great review. We do have a lovely range of shops with some fabulous craft supplies as well as gifts and goodies; something for everyone! We hope you'll pop in again sometime soon with perhaps the chance to stay and treat yourselves...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I found this place on Daysoutwiththekids which was disappointing The only thing to do for kids is a tiny crazy golf and a muddy maze Thanks it , This place is great for afternoon tea but no good for kids If going in the maze...More

Thank Minky1981
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review and feedback, we're sorry to hear Blake House Craft Centre didn't meet your expectations. We are first are foremost a craft centre (as our name suggests) with a great variety of specialist shops and restaurant, but as we say, there...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

A great collection of barns, with lots of different craft shops, a restaurant, and even mini crazy golf. A wide range, including wool, fabrics, crafts, dolls houses, vintage goods, dog grooming etc. An enjoyable visit, despite the drizzle.More

Thank drpetembe
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and found plenty to see and do at Blake House Craft Centre, despite the weather. Hope to see you again some time, perhaps for a game of mini golf when the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Particularly wanted to so to the Sewing and material shop. Have heard from other people how good it is and wasnt disappointed.Au

Thank ashuttlewood05
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for your great review and we're glad 'And Sew On' met your expectations! It's a brilliant shop with a very good reputation!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Pop in for some lunch and was amazed at what was in the craft centre good place to go for gift ideas

Thank Snpau8
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your review, we're glad you popped by and hope you enjoyed your lunch. Our lovely shops do have some great gift ideas, we look forward to seeing you again soon, perhaps for a spot of Christmas shopping?

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch in the restaurant before having a browse round the many interesting little shops. Quite a variety, but a pity that two or three of them were closed. An interesting Collectors & Antiques shop with many a bargain for those...More

Thank Tony36
LazyDaisy4, Marketing Manager at Blake House Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch at Timbers. Most of our shops are open on a Sunday, though we do have a couple of empty units at the moment, they...More

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Elizabeth A
9 August 2017|
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Well behaved dogs on leads with their responsible owners are welcomed around the craft centre and they may wish to pop in to Royal Pooches, for a little pampering during their visit! (Around the Maze however, note that only... More
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