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The Steam Pump Tea Room

Opening at 9:30 AM tomorrow
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Groups of up to 6 are once again permitted inside! Please be aware:
- Masks must be worn unless seated
- Everyone over the age of 16 must complete track and trace

We look forward to seeing you soon!


We are glad to finally welcome you back inside and out of the rain! Planning a visit but weather looking iffy? You can now book our indoor tables to guarantee your space in the warm and dry.

Please send all booking enquiries via email by 9am the day of your visit....

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In just under a week you will be able to join us once more for Breakfast, Brunch, Tea, & Cake outside on our patio area. And if all goes well, we should be able to welcome you indoors from 17th May (fingers crossed!) - lets all hope that the ra...

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Regretfully we are having to close our doors once again due to Covid regulations (Tier 3), which come into effect from Wednesday 16th December.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a merry Christmas and a happy new year, and to a...

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We are open Wednesday - Sunday, 9.30am - 3pm.
Serving Breakfast until 12pm, Lunch until 2.30pm, and Hot Beverages & Cakes until 3pm. Tier 2 regulations apply.

Takeaway available.
Parking and outdoor seating available.

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a month ago
Just back from the loveliest time! The Steam Pump Tea Rooms are in such a beautiful setting. My friend and I sat outside, where I had a delicious cooked veggie breakfast and coffee. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her American pancakes. Later, I had a slice of the Victoria sponge made by Sam, the owner/manager. The piece was huge - but so light, I managed it all! Yummy! Sam is so friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. Highly recommended.
- Rosie S
9 months ago
Wow, what a find! We were making the most of a mild autumn day outside when we stumbled across The Steam Pump Tea Room. The tea room is conveniently located alongside the museum in the former Langford Pumping Station, and the building has been beautifully restored to serve these new purposes. The homemade Victoria sponge was delicious (and a huge slice!), and the Terry's Chocolate Orange hot chocolate was out of this world and something I've never seen offered in any other cafe! Thank you for making our day, Sam and team!
- Hayley B
3 months ago
Had a post lockdown full English breakfast outside on the spacious terrace of this quirky building set in landscaped grounds of the Museum of Power on the way in to Maldon from Hatfield Peverel. Breakfast well cooked with good quality ingredients, nicely presented and served by friendly staff. Plenty of parking, the opportunity to visit the museum or just stroll around the gardens or to venture a little further to see Beeleigh Falls. Highly recommended.
- Ian J

not just your average tea room ...

Situated within a former steam pumping station (now the Museum of Power) The Steam Pump Tea Room provides a unique and charming setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or just a pot of tea and cake. 
There's plenty to see here too during your visit - the Museum of Power has lots to offer inside and also provides great scenery and space to wander around the grounds outside.  It takes just 25 minutes to walk along the River Blackwater into the center of Maldon, and with close proximity to Beeleigh Falls  - it's the perfect place to stop in for a well-earned rest.

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Museum of Power
United Kingdom

Business Hours

Wed:9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat:9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun:9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
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