Café on the water

Spectacular views over Hanningfield Reservoir

Café on the water

Sat nav – CM3 8HX

With its spectacular views over Hanningfield Reservoir and surrounding countryside, Café on the Water is one of a kind. This is a popular destination for all with its stylish interior and quality food and drink.

You can enjoy delicious meals and scrumptious sweet treats comfortably amongst the newly fitted, stylish interior. There is a large decking area outside should you choose to enjoy your food alfresco while enjoying the breath-taking scenery. Perfect to enjoy a meal, celebrate an occasion or refuel after fishing, everyone is welcome.

The gift shop within the café stocks amazing home gifts and handmade wooden toys for that extra special person you know, or just as a treat for yourself. A great way to end your relaxing visit with a little retail therapy!

For more information, or enquiries please call 01268 712 182.

2018 opening hours

We are open seven days a week across the year. Specific opening dates and times are:

Monday 12 February 2018 Sunday 4 March 2018 9:00am to 4:00pm (last orders 3.45pm)
Monday 5 March 2018 Sunday 30 September 2018 9:00am to 5:00pm (last orders 4:45pm)
Monday 1 October 2018 Sunday 2 December 2018 9:00am to 4:00pm (last orders 3.45pm)
Monday 3 December 2018 Wednesday 19 December 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm (last orders 2.45pm)

The café will close for the Christmas period Wednesday 19 December 2018 and will re-open in the new year (dates will be confirmed in December 2018).

Café on the Water, Hanningfield Reservoir, Giffords Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX.

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    Discover Hanningfield Reservoir

    Your guide 2018.


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    Cafe on the water

    Hanningfield Waterside Park - Sample menu.


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