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Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England
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Description: Restaurant/cafe in delightful courtyard in Hylands Park, near the historic...
Restaurant/cafe in delightful courtyard in Hylands Park, near the historic Hylands House stately home. Despite having everything going for it - location, menu, etc; the delightful Stables cafe is totally ruined by the miserable, hostile and quite unwelcoming staff. They are sitting on a potential goldmine but they cannot even be bothered to smile or be pleasant to customers. This is not just a single experience - we have encountered it time after time, as have others we have spoken to. The manager is probably the worst offender - and sets the tone for the rest of the team. Please - smile and be pleasant. You may even get to like it!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Handy for a cuppa

Hadn't been here for quite a while so popped in on Sunday. Had a very nice pot of tea for one and a hot chocolate, very nice. Very tasty sausage roll,(pity that it couldn't be warmed up for me), great chocolate brownie. Get in early as it is so busy here you will struggle to get a seat inside as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Hadn't been here for quite a while so popped in on Sunday. Had a very nice pot of tea for one and a hot chocolate, very nice. Very tasty sausage roll,(pity that it couldn't be warmed up for me), great chocolate brownie. Get in early as it is so busy here you will struggle to get a seat inside as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

After a lovely walk on the grounds of Hylands park where else to go but the stables cafe. Very popular place to go with fantastic food and drink. Only problem is that it does get very busy in the summer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Restaurant/cafe in delightful courtyard in Hylands Park, near the historic Hylands House stately home. Despite having everything going for it - location, menu, etc; the delightful Stables cafe is totally ruined by the miserable, hostile and quite unwelcoming staff. They are sitting on a potential goldmine but they cannot even be bothered to smile or be pleasant to customers. This is not just a single experience - we have encountered it time after time, as have others we have spoken to. The manager is probably the worst offender - and sets the tone for the rest of the team. Please - smile and be pleasant. You may even get to like it!

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