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Paper Mill Lock Tearooms

North Hill | Lock House, Chelmsford CM3 4BS, England
+44 1245 225520
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
North Hill | Lock House, Chelmsford CM3 4BS, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely setting, very generous ploughmans, very organised and helpful staff. Cakes are amazing especially their scones, if you want to go on a boat trip recommend that you book ahead.

Thank mandys272
Reviewed today

Lovely location, out for a stroll on a sunny afternoon, proper little gem, great coffee, and fantastic toasted sandwiches, staff were very helpful, friendly, happy and polite, really enjoyed it throughly recommend, will definetly visit again when we're in the area,

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed yesterday

Went here on a sunny day and it is a beautiful setting, along by the lock. The outside seating is nice, but could do with a new more sun umbellas at the tables! The food itself is good - selection of sandwiches, toasties, and ploughman's....More

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed yesterday

We often go to Paper Mill Lock for a wander along the tow path, it always seems peaceful and the views are lovely. I have noticed more of an issue with dog mess just recently as well as dogs being off the lead which can...More

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Paper Mill Lock has both good coffee and cake. It's a lovely area to sit and relax with family and enjoy a good coffee with a calming view.

Thank Misty R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited paper mill lock tea rooms recently, great place to visit lovely people and super home made cakes. Will certainly return soon.

Thank bettyrobertson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall very good. I thought it was a little pricey for what it is, but the quality of the food can't be faulted. Great location, can get very busy at weekends and bank holidays. Dont forget your walking shoes for a good stroll along the...More

Thank dmarti32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tea room right on the bank of the river chelmer .lived in Essex all my life and can't believe I've never been to paper mill lock before . Really picturesque area of Essex nice walk along the river . Highly recommend a few hours...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here again today. First time this year. Nice ploughman's lunch and sandwiches. Very helpful young people working at the tearooms. Sat outside in the sun. You can't beat it!

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner have come here a few times now, the tea room is lovely and has a variety of foods, all decent price and the quality and amount you get it good value for price! We often go to the tea room first...More

1  Thank Michelle_V92
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Helen L
9 March 2018|
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Response from Vanessa C | Property representative |
Yes we do please phone 01245 225520 to find out your options 😊
Katy B
11 October 2017|
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Response from Vanessa C | Property representative |
The Caffell river boat seats 12 people and the trip lasts 50 minutes😊
Peter B
18 August 2017|
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Yes we take cards and cash😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Hill | Lock House, Chelmsford CM3 4BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 225520
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