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Family-run pub with a great beer festival

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
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 (Sunday 12–9)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9.30, Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


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


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

Getting here

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

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