About the Glasshouse

History

The Glasshouse Cafe Bar is located in The Vineyards Shopping Centre in the village of Great Baddow just outside of Chelmsford. It was formerly known as Tiffany's until taken over by Keith and Maria in 2011.

The Vineyards was once a fine Georgian house set in attractive wooded grounds which later became a hotel. It was demolished in the 1960s prior to the advent of conservation legislation to make way for the construction of the Vineyards Shopping Centre and offices. The shopping centre continues to thrive and, since refurbishment in the 2000s, the flats above are highly regarded and sought after properties. A corner of the grounds of the former Vineyards mansion was retained and forms a green area to the west of the Vineyards development.