Cafe on the water Hanningfield
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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.



  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Breakfast available
  • Picnic site


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Special Offers

  • Purchase your cooked breakfast before 9.30am and receive a free pot or tea or coffee free , Offer available on Monday and Tuesday only

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    • Breakfast Special


Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, which is 9 miles away.

Cafe on the Water at Hanningfield Waterside Park


Hanningfield Reservoir, The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX
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Opening Times

* 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.

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