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“A quaint little place”

Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre
essex
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A quaint little place”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Battlesbridge is a quaint antiques and craft centre n essex. Great for an afternoon out with cafes shops and two lovely pubs with great food. The Hawk and The Barge. Great for strolling around in the sunshine and even in bad weather go inside and browse so many antiques crafts and furniture

Visited June 2013
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London
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Not so much antiques as old toot!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Antiques have certainly changed since I used to browse the odd antique shop. It was more of car boot sales without the car boot. Lots of old toot from house clearances - we even saw a pair of rusty ol washing tongs - my Mum had a pair of these with her old twin tub! All in all, a little disappointing.

Visited June 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
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“Great way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Battlesbridge has many antique & collector shops. The mill is on several floors and also sells pine furniture - there is a small cafe at the very top which has lovely views over the river - nice for a coffee / very good fry up breakfast! It was very chilly when we visited - they could do with upgrading the source of heating - would only eat their in the warmer months.
Throughout the village there are other antique shops - just wander through & discover.
The Barge opposite the mill is a lovely restaurant - The Hawk just up the road a friendly pub that does good pub grub.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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“Good range of antiques, furniture, paintings- bargains to be had”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We go to quite a few antiques centres and Battlesbridge is a firm favourite. It is set over 3 floors with a lot of furniture on most of them. It is particularly good for wood furniture, prices vary but there are generally some well priced items. We find that paintings can often be overpriced in antiques centres but the ones at Battlesbridge are usually very reasonable.

Definitely a good browse with a lot less tat than other local antiques centres. Toilets located in the garden section and there is a tearoom for light refreshments.

Visited May 2013
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JimGallie, Owner at Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. However you only mention the one building so I suspect you may not be fully aware of the other shops and warehouses at The Battlesbridge Antiques Centre. The Old Granary is only one of several old and period buildings at Battlesbridge with over 70 outlets selling a very wide range of antiques, vintage and reproductions. Check out Cromwell House, Muggeridge Farm and Bones Lane on your next visit. Regards, Jim Gallie
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Great morning out !!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great area to just wander and look for bric a brac .. Some dealers have high end prices others willing to negotiate.. Worth a haggle or three .. Plenty of snack areas .. Great place to wander at a weekend ...not all stalls open during the week

Visited May 2013
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