We have had such great feedback we thought we would share a few of the comments we've received with you.

" This is a must to visit along with Buckingham Palace, Kew Gardens, Stonehenge and the Ritz." Geoff Mandy.

"Quintessentially English tea room with choice of delicious cakes, and very friendly and helpful staff, free top-ups of hot water for teas much appreciated. Beautiful garden to enjoy listening to birdsong and being in the village centre to watch the comings and goings of passers by, will definitely be back." Nicky Spur.

"Delicious snacks served by lovely people, but ooooh those cakes, have worked my way through the lot! Home is Hong Kong, but I come straight here when I visit the family." Richard Wainwright.

"We walking the British coastal path, and this is the nicest tea room and garden that we have visited over the course of 1500 miles including Devon and Cornwall!" Patricia Nash.

"Its hard to imagine perfection in a ploughmans lunch, but I found it in the perfect garden on the perfect day in the perfect tea room in Goldhanger." John Green from Texas.

" I wanted one piece of cake, but it was so delish I ate two, and sat in the most beautiful garden. The waitresses were beautiful, even the owners husband was beautiful, the perfect day." Delissa Needham.

" One of the best pork pies I have ever eaten, a corker of a porker, in one of the most beautiful gardens I have been in." Richard Melman.


All of our food is freshly made to order, using locally sourced ingredients where possible.

We have a small selection of lunch specials are always available, and have gluten free toasties.

We have a delicious selection of homemade cakes and scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, and toasted teacakes. We also have gluten free cakes. 


Please note that we are now closed pemanently!

  Huge apologies and a huge thank you

to all our loyal lovely customers!



Salty Dogs Tea Rooms offers a selection of loose-leaf teas, Italian coffee, mouth watering home made cakes, and cream teas all served on vintage crockery in the beautiful village of Goldhanger.  We are also doing lunch specials and have gluten free options. 

Seating is available in the garden, or if the weather is unkind, enjoy the surroundings of our wood-beamed tea room gallery with exhibits from local artists.


We are very proud and delighted to be the winners of the Essex Fine Food and Drink Awards for the best Tea Room in Essex in 2014!  A huge thank you to every one of our customers and friends who voted for us.

 Essex Life Food and Drink Awards Winner 2014

Please note Salty Dogs Tea Rooms is now permanently closed!!!!!! Thanks to all our lovely loyal supporters!


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Scrummy Cake! Beautiful place! Milkshakes, coffee and ice cream to die for! Beautiful garden and delightful owners! ... Bit biased because I love Den & Dickie so much but all true! A must visit! (My friends loved it there) xx

Really lovely place with lovely friendly owners. Highly recommended

Comfortable, friendly, delicious local fayre ... and a wonderful palm on the mezzanine

Beautiful interior, coffee & cakes sooo nice, staff lovely - perfect!

Most recent comment "it made our trip from Hong Kong, and the homemade green tomato chutney ( made by Dickie with our homegrown tomatoes)! was to die for...."

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  • Cakes

    We pride ourself on the quality of our cakes, from traditional Victoria Sponge to the utterly delicious Guinness and Chocolate cake.

    Our mission is to give you

  • Teas and Coffee

    We are proud to serve high quality loose leaf tea.

    We add an element of style by serving all our teas in beautiful vintage crockery from individual tea pots.

  • The Garden

    A beautiful traditional English country cottage garden full of birdsong, Roses, Lavender, Lupins, Daisies and buzzing bees - situated in the heart of the pictur