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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Kids play area
Free Wi-Fi

This pretty old village institution slumbers contentedly beside a lane in tranquil countryside just inland from Maldon's creeks and sea-marshes. Muscular posts and rippling beams inside hint at the age of the building, which is much older than its first licence in 1837. There's a simply enormous garden here, dappled with ancient fruit trees; an ideal location for their June beer festival. Year-round treats on the bar include beers from Dark Star and Wibblers, who also provide the local cider. The consummate menu covers all bases: pigeon pie; walnut and almond roast; and smoked haddock Florentine are typical choices on the locally sourced bill of fare.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Sun 12-9)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-3, Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-8
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 6-9.30, Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Mighty Oak, Farmers, Wibblers, Dark Star, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Rotating guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Last wknd Jun (25+ real ales & ciders)

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available

Getting here

From Chelmsford A414 to Maldon (Danbury). 4.5m, through Danbury into Woodham Mortimer. Over 1st rdbt, 1st left, pub on left. Behind golf driving range

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