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About

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

The nearest railway station is Braintree, which is 8 miles away.

Great Lodge and Bardfield Vineyard Weddings

Type:Wedding Reception Venue

Great Lodge, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, Essex, CM7 4QD
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Tel01371 810776

Opening Times

* 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

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