About Poppy's Tea Room

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!

In 2012 Fish Fish Fish was established selling Tropical and Coldwater Fish, Aquarium and Pond Supplies.

In 2017 expansion started with Corsto Web Design setting up offices here and, following the awarding of a grant from The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, work commenced on Poppy’s Barn Tea Room in 2018.

Opening Summer 2019, Poppy’s Barn aims to provide all our guests a relaxing place to enjoy breakfasts, light lunches, tasty cakes and some of the best teas and coffees available – whilst enjoying views of some of the best countryside around and the tranquil sounds of running water.

So if you're cyling along our lovely country lane, walking along the wonderful footpaths, riding through the bridleways or touring the byways, why not take a break at Poppy's Barn Tea Room and soak up the atmosphere.

Our Team:


Reece has a passion for creating mouth watering treats and great food

Baking since he was a young boy, he is an expert in all things sweet and savoury and everything inbetween.

He has worked hard experimenting and playing with many different recipes to deliver only the most decadent of food.



With experience at front of house service, Freddie looks forward to meeting and serving you here at Poppys Barn.


When service goes well, Freddie is pleased and smiles but when things are not quite right, Freddie enjoys rectifying the situation for you with ease.




Phil has a passion for great customer service.


Having seen many good aspects when visiting tea rooms, Phil wanted one of his own.


He has worked hard at building and styling the tea room and hopes you will enjoy your experience and our views.



Stuart has a passion for great customer service.


Having dined in many tea rooms over the years, thought why not have our very own where we live!


He has worked hard at sourcing some of the finest ingredients and suppliers for your indulgent experience.



Our apprentice Daisy is learning every day.


Having watched Poppy, Daisy is becoming the next generation of meet-and- greeters.


She too has watched the project from beginning to end and is excited to greet new customers – when not sleeping!


Poppy has been here since the beginning.

She's overseen all the building works and improvements over the years and seen many changes.

Our official 'meet-and-greeter' is often seen welcoming our guests when she's not sunbathing or having her belly tickled!

Who, What, Where & When



A warm welcome awaits...

Everyone young and not so young too!

Cyclists seeking a place to rest and refresh

Car Clubs enjoying our country lanes

Walkers sheltering from the rain, wind or sun

Dogs with well behaved owners (on leads)





Breakfasts, Lunches and Delightful Cakes

Cream and Afternoon Teas

Specilality Teas

Exceptional Coffees

Delightful Juices 

Magical milkshakes


Where & When

Butts Green, Clavering, Essex

CB11 4RT

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - Saturday ~ 9am - 4pm

Sunday ~ 10am - 4pm