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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information


The Courtyard Caffe

The Courtyard Caffe


Elder Street,
Saffron Walden,
CB11 3JY


The Courtyard Caffe is situated alongside Debden Antiques & Interiors in rural North West Essex surrounded by open countryside.
It is a great place to meet for the perfect coffee, light lunch or cream tea. Light snacks are available all day and at noon we offer a lunch menu with daily specials and a comprehensive wine list.
Our food is freshly cooked using the best local produce and we make our cakes daily.
The Courtyard Terrace is a wonderful setting for an al fresco lunch with friends.
Whilst here you may wish to browse around Debden Antiques & Interiors which is set in a beautiful Essex Barn across the Courtyard Garden.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedWedding receptions

Opening details

During winter the Caffe closes at 4.30



Plan route to Debden Barns using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 558341  Lat: 51.98350 Long: 0.26731

By Road:
Located 3 miles south of Saffron Walden, we are 15 minutes from the M11 and Stansted Airport. Look out for our brown tourist signs. We have a large car park right outside.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu