The Vineyards Shopping Centre

The Vineyards

The Vineyards

The Vineyards Shopping Centre sits at the heart of Great Baddow, nestled between Church Road, High Street, The Causeway and Maldon Road (postcode CM2 7QS). Before the Vineyards was built in the 1960s there was a Georgian house on the site. This was later converted into a hotel before the whole area was redeveloped. There is car parking to each side plus a few spaces on the road adjacent to the centre.

The main shopping centre has remained almost unchanged for the last 20 years. Somerfield became the Co-op and a Boots Chemists and Haven’s Hospice are new additions, replacing the an old knitting shop, and the new Glasshouse coffee shop at the centre of the Vineyards provides a place to sit down and relax.

The Vineyards should be celebrated. It is within walking distance of everywhere in Great Baddow, and there is a traditional butchers, a bakers, green grocer, newsagent, charity shop, chemist, hairdressers, 2 banks, convenience store, hardware store, greetings cards and gift shop and a betting shop. Plus there is a Chinese takeaway and restaurant and a fish and chip shop. Few villages offer so many excellent services – Great Baddow residents rarely need to go into town. Here are all the shops and services at the Vineyards, starting with the cafe at the centre and then working around in an anti-clockwise fashion.

The Glass House

The Glass HouseThe Glass House, previously called Tiffany’s and for a short while The Rock Lobster Cafe, serves tea, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and light lunches. A friendly cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, free newspapers and a couple of sofas in addition to the tables and chairs, it is a perfect place to relax in the village.

Adams & Co Hairdressers

Adams & Co Hairdresses and barbers and salon with beauty therapist and nail technician. L’Oreal products used. They also do wedding hair packages.

New Oriental House Restaurant & Takeaway

New Oriental House in Great BaddowFounded in 1976 this is an excellent Chinese restaurant and takeaway with over 100 dishes on the menu. A family run Chinese restaurant. Has a Sunday buffet.


2013-04-19 09.59.06Fresh bread, cakes, sausage rolls and other savoury pies, sandwiches and hot drinks too.

The Golden Plaice Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips in Great BaddowThe Golden Plaice serves a good selection of fish along with kebabs, chicken and they now advertise cheesy chips!


Orford's in the VineyardsOrfords sell a wide range of household goods and hardware, with everything from pictures to drill bits. They also do dry cleaning. Each winter they stock snow sledges. You can also get loom bands.

Co Op Food

The Co-operativeGood quality fruits and vegetables, flowers outdoors, meats, freshly baked breads, and much more. Often have offers on wines and beers.

Natwest Bank

Natwest Bank Great BdddowFor those who do not bank with Barclays there is Natwest. Open Monday to Friday unitl 5pm, and on Saturday until 12.30pm.

Barclays Bank – closed

Barclays Bank at the VineyardsBarclays Bank has closed. The shop is currently empty. An update will be announced

  • 7 The Vineyards
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William Hill

William HillGreat Baddow’s only betting shop. Place your bets please!


CongratulationsGift cards, wrapping and small gifts.

Martin’s Newsagents and the Post Office Ltd

Martins NewsagentMartin’s Newsagents now share their shop with the Post Office. Martin’s stocks a good selection of newspapers, magazines, sweets and chocolates, stationary and some toys and books. They also deliver newspapers, provide E-Top Ups and sell lottery tickets.

Open from 6am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, 7am to 1pm on Sundays.

Thurley Meats

Thurley MeatsExcellent local butchers who often have deals on. Delicious turkeys for Christmas, a good selection of meats, plus some frozen meats, cheeses and cooked meats.

Vines Fruiterers

Vines FruiterersAll the fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds that you need. Plus some preserves and a large collection of wicker baskets.

Little Havens Hospice Shop

Havens Hospice ShopGreat Baddow’s only charity shop, with many bargains. They make a great effort to create seasonal displays in the shop window. Lots of good books, toys, clothes and housewares. The shop raises money for the Havens Hospices charity.


Boot ChemistGreat Baddow’s pharmacy – the place to get your prescriptions, over-the-counter-medicines and some quick medical advice too. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6.30pm, Saturdays 9am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays.



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