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The Bell

The Street, PURLEIGH, CM3 6QJ

A direct ancestor of George Washington is believed to have lived here in 1634 when he was the local rector. The building was old even then, going back to the 14th century. Purleigh Hill on which it stands is only 45 metres above sea level, but still high enough for sweeping views south. Drink Essex- and Suffolk-brewed real ales or try neighbouring New Hall Vineyard's Sauvignon Blanc in the inglenook fireplace-warmed bar. Daily menus and weekly specials boards inspire with deep-fried camembert with cranberry sauce; guinea fowl with chasseur sauce; and monkfish with whisky provenšale sauce.

Further information

Tel: 01621 828348
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Adnams IPA, Mighty Oak Captain Bob


11.30-3 6-11 (Sat 12-3.30 6-11 Sun 12-5)


Sun eve, Mon (ex BHs)


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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Between Chelmsford & Burnham-on-Crouch on B1010. (5m S of Maldon). In Purleigh, pub on top of hill adjacent to church

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