It all started in 2009 when we purchased Waterside, Butts Green for the exceptional views in this beautiful part of the Essex Countryside. Based on the Hertfordshire / Essex / Cambridgeshire borders this is a fantastic place to be and work – so we thought why not share the views with others!
Our first "building" was Poppy's Dog Kennel which was built on the front driveway. We're pleased to say we've come a long way since this humble abode!!
In 2017 we were awarded a grant from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development so in 2018 work commenced on Poppy’s Barn Tea Room and additional space which is now occupied by The Ventitian Plaster Company as a show room - feel free to go and take a look at their fantastic work.
Opening Late Summer 2019, Poppy’s Barn Tea Rooms provides refreshing drinks, freshly prepared foods, delicious cakes and cream teas and a welcoming space for all our guests to unwind, enjoy amazing views over the peaceful Essex countryside - all you have to do is find the right company to share it with!
Whether you enjoy breakfasts, light lunches, tasty cakes and some of the best teas and coffees available - we have something for everyone.
So if you're cyling along our country lane, walking along the wonderful footpaths, riding through the rugged bridleways or touring our byways, why not take a break at Poppy's Barn Tea Room and soak up the atmosphere.