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Mersea Vineyard

Mersea Island lies between the estuaries of the Blackwater and Colne rivers, about nine miles south of Colchester. The present Mersea Island Vineyard was established in 1985. Today there are about ten acres, five grape varieties, producing some twenty thousand bottles each year. Legend has it that…

the art cafe

If you enjoy really great food served in a relaxed atmosphere with fabulous coffee amongst some of the best original art on offer locally then we think the Artcafé is just the place for you. ~ The Artcafé currently has two locations, one nestled just a ‘scones’ throw from the beach o…

farm shops

Bonners Barn can be found at the start of the Strood just before you cross it onto Mersea Island. Traditionally a greengrocers, Bonners Barn now also stocks local produce as well as delicious just picked fruit and vegetables….

mersea barns

Mersea Barns is a new addition to Mersea. Opened in March 2019, on the site of the old Pick-your-Own, Mersea Barns is a café restaurant and shop offering high quality, freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches, teas, coffees and cakes. You can also got take aways and snacks. Ther…