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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 5 key areas – cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 95 reviews

Welcoming accommodation at historic country inn

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At a glance

Accessible rooms
Dogs welcome

This 16th-century inn overlooks the Chelmer Valley, and is surrounded by open countryside. The property is ideally situated in the quiet hamlet of Monk Street about two miles from the historic town of Thaxted. Bedrooms are pleasantly decorated and equipped with modern facilities. Public rooms include a cosy lounge bar and a large, smartly appointed restaurant.


  • Rooms: 11

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome


  • Maximum number of delegates: 80
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 80
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 60
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50

Getting here

M11 to A120 to B184, 1 mile from Thaxted, between Thaxted and Great Dunmow.

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Nearest train station

Stansted/ Elsenham

Nearest motorway junction

M11 junction 8
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