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Great Lodge and Bardfield Vineyard

Great Lodge and Bardfield Vineyard


Great Lodge,
Braintree Road,
Great Bardfield,



Tours and wine tasting limited to 10 persons. Must email to book

Great Lodge is a tranquil, rural estate in North Essex. Originally a medieval deer park, it was given to Anne of Cleves by Henry VIII when their marriage was annulled and the magnificent Grade 1 listed brick and tile barn dates from that period. Nestled behind the barn is Bardfield Vineyard which has been producing award winning wine for almost 30years. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting either with a self-guided trail or for groups by appointment. Our wine can be purchased from our vineyard shop. Also enjoy our beautiful walled gardens, herd of alpacas or venture further afield to explore our woodland and oxlip colony. Our newly refurbished barn conversions provide stylish bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation in 7 double or twin rooms.

Other events include pop-opera performances and our May Open day and celebration of English wine Week.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Opening details

Weekdays 10am – 4pm all year round for vineyard shop and self-guided tours
Group Wine tours and tasting by appointment weekdays May – September – please pre-book
Wine tour and tasting 11.30am on first Thursday of the month May – September - please pre-book


A charge is made for the guided tour and wine tasting. Please contact for current prices.

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Plan route to Great Lodge and Bardfield Vineyard using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 693291  Lat: 51.93538 Long: 0.46153

From the A120 westbound, after Braintree take the Felsted/ Stebbing exit. Follow the brown signs to Blake End Craft Centre, keep going for approx. 4 miles through Great Saling, towards Bardield. The estate is on the right before you get to the Blue Egg. From the A120 eastbound, leave at Dunmow South/Stebbing/ Rayne exit and again follow brown sign to Blake End craft centre as before.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions