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Sailing Barge "Thistle" built 1895 and "Hydrogen" built 1906. Once the East Coast's traditional cargo vessel - they once numbered over 2,000 - today only a handful survive.  Large saloon suitable for presentations and meetings.  Choose between static hire or add a two hour cruise as part of a days event.
 

Guide Prices

Private Hire - depends on location, duration etc - please ring office.
Public trips - full programme with prices on our website.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Accessibility Guide available. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Currently closed - Due to Covid restrictions, it is not possible to accommodate conference events and wedding receptions, although we can accommodate gatherings of up to 30 people with buffet catering.
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Meal times must be booked
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Groups

  • Facilities for groups

Languages

  • German signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Meeting venue type
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue exhibition space
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Maldon Quay - from A12 South take A414 for Danbury and Maldon and follow into Maldon. Follow signs for town Centre and come down High Street. At bottom of high street, take left fork down Church Street to Quay. Parking at bottom of High Street in Edward Bright Close (Marked "P-Hythe Quay". From A12 North take exit for Witham and follow signs to Maldon.By Public transport: Timetables and information can be accessed via the public transport information partnership Traveline South East. Traveline allows you to plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest. Call 0871 200 2233 to speak to an operator and plan your journey, or log onto www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk and simply type in where you are travelling from and to for a detailed trip summary.The nearest railway station is Witham, which is 7 miles away.

Topsail Charters Conferences

Type:Meeting Room

Topsail Charters, Cooks Barge Yard, The Hythe, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5HN

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Tel01621 857567

Opening Times

* Available any day, any time.

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