The Stables Café

Chelmsford City Council is seeking a provider to operate the public café in The Stables located in Hylands Estate.  

Originally built to house Hylands Estate horses, The Stables has been restored as a vibrant space at the heart of the Estate. The Stables is home to the Hylands Estate Artist Studios which includes a rich, diverse, and vibrant community of creatives. Visitors can visit the studios or get creative through a range of workshops and experiences. There is an Information Point and dedicated shop that sells the products #MadeAtHylands by our creative community. It is also home to the Friends of Hylands House Bookshop. The event programme at Hylands Estate is very busy all year round, and this includes events that take place in the Stables. Our monthly Open Estate Sundays are very popular with all artist studios open to explore and live music in the stable’s courtyard.  

We have completed thorough consultancy which has developed a cultural strategy and operational plan for The Stables to become a hub for art, design and culture. The café is an integral anchor point and we are seeking a café operator who is on board with our vision and will become integral to this journey and part of our creative community.  

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For more information and to express your interest, visit the Chelmsford City Council website here

We will be accepting expressions of interest until 3rd July 2022.