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The Angel Inn

STOKE-BY-NAYLAND, nr Colchester, CO6 4SA

This substantial old inn has served the sublime village of gabled colour-washed houses and tall, slim chimneys since well before local lad John Constable put brush to canvas to capture the beauty of deepest rural Suffolk. Careful modernisation, like the air-conditioned conservatory, patio and sun terrace, harmonise happily with the ancient charm of The Angel's beamed bars, log fires and snug areas. The Well Room restaurant area, with its lofty, timbered ceiling and 52-ft deep well, is an astonishing centrepiece. Modern dishes and robust classics share billing on the seasonally-inspired menu which has gained head chef Mark Allen an AA Rosette. From the la carte, consider chargrilled swordfish; pan-fried calves' liver and bacon; or warm caramelised onion and goats' cheese tart. There is a choice of grills cooked over oak and chicory on their Big Green Egg. Luxurious accommodation here offers scope for extended exploration of the scenic Stour Valley.

Further information

Tel: 01206 263245
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Adnams Southwold Bitter, Greene King, Nethergate, 2 guest ales


All day all week
11-11 (Sun 11-10.30)


Children welcome.
Family room.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.
Bedrooms available.



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From Colchester take A134 towards Sudbury, 5m to Nayland. Or from A12 between juncts 30 & 31 take B1068, then B1087 to Nayland

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