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Beth Chatto Gardens Tea Room

Beth Chatto Gardens Tea Room

The Beth Chatto Tea Room overlooks the world famous Gravel Gardens
Beth Chatto Gardens

Beth Chatto Gardens

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Tea/Coffee Shop, free entry

ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS FINALIST 2010.

Contact

Tricia Brett

Address

Elmstead Market,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO7 7DB

Events at this Venue

Details

The light airy Tea Room overlooks the world famous Gravel Garden and an extensive plant nursery. Open seven days a week it offers a range of light lunches and refreshments including local award winning ice creams and home made cakes and scones. The Tea Room also serves as the base for many events and workshops held at The Beth Chatto Gardens. To help celebrate fifty years of The Beth Chatto Gardens a new Tea Room display has been launched, depicting the history of the Gardens and the career of Beth Chatto through archive photograph and materials. No entry to the Gardens is required to use the Tea Room.

For further details see www.bethchatto.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Prices

Free entry

Directions

See location of Beth Chatto Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 067241  Lat: 51.87788 Long: 1.00228

By Road:
The Gardens are situated 6 miles east of Colchester and a quarter mile east of Elmstead Market on the A133.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Colchester station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
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