Eating & Drinking

Brightlingsea Regatta offers a host of delicious food and drink options and full details of the 2022 offerings will be published in due course. In the meantime here is an indication of what you can expect.

Brightlingsea Sailing Club – will host the Brightlingsea Regatta Food Court featuring a fantastic range of local food outlets. With a shaded outdoor seating area in view of the creek, this will be a great place for a chilled-out pit stop and there will also be children’s entertainments too. Bacon butties will be on offer from 8am and the remainder of the vendors will be open from 10am. The club bar will also be open from 11am until late.

Colne Yacht Club – will be bar food in their upstairs bar and on the balcony and their outside Oar Store Bar will be open and serving drinks, ice creams and crisps. For 2022 the club is planning the return of the popular Pimms Bar and BBQ.

University Community Sailing Club – will also be offering food and the bar will be open for table service from 4pm.

The Coach House Delicatessen – will be open throughout the day offering a wide range of delicious gourmet treats.

No 1 Harbour Square – set on the Marina concourse this super wine bar and bistro will be open throughout the day for table service with a view of the marina and typically also offers live music during regatta weekend.

The Yachtman’s Arms – one of Brightlingsea’s best loved traditional pubs with a very well deserved reputation for excellent food, a lovely beer garden and a welcoming atmosphere, the Yachtman’s will be open throughout the day for table service.

Golden Wok  – Chinese takeaway will be open for lunch and dinner.

S&S Caribbean Cafe – will once again be located by the Shelter on the Hard and will be serving delicious Caribbean takeaway dishes until 6pm

Lido Cafe – The cafe at Brightlingsea Lido will be open both days as will the fabulous open air swimming pool, so you can enjoy a cooling dip before or after your cuppa! Booking for the pool is now essential and you can book in here.

Bateman’s Cafe – a walk along the Promenade to inspect the beach huts entered into the Best Dressed Beach Hut Competition wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop at Bateman’s Cafe for a well deserved snack or ice cream.