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Restaurant:Cafe on the Water at Hanningfield Reservoir

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Cafe on the Water

Cafe on the Water


The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane,
South Hanningfield,


"Participating in Eat well to help out - •to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total value of £10 per person if you eat or drink in
•every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 August and 31 August
•as many times as you like"

Cafe on the Water is a 48 seat restaurant which is open 50 weeks of the year. There is a further seating area outside on the decking with spectacular views over the Reservoir, which is open from April to November each year. The cafe serves a selection of main meals, sandwiches, salads and desserts, along with a selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages to accompany your meal.
Special menus are available throughout the year including Mother's day, Father's day and Easter.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Opening details

January to end first week February open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive 9am to 4pm
February/March open 7 days a week 9am to 4pm
April to end September open 9am to 5pm - last orders 4.45 - 7 days a week
October open - 9am to 4.30pm - 7 days a week
November/December open r 9am to 3.30pm - 7 days a week.
Closed for Christmas and New Year.



Plan route to Hanningfield Reservoir using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 736977  Lat: 51.65130 Long: 0.50902

From the A12 take the A1245 (Howe Green) turnoff. After 3 miles turn right at the Bell Public House into South Hanningfield Road. After 2 miles, turn right into Giffords Lane just after the Old Windmill Public House, the reservoir is to be found at the bottom of Giffords Lane. Sat Nav. CM3 8HX.

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets