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Fifteenth-century free house on the Essex/Suffolk border

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

With a pink-washed exterior, this building is full of original charm and character, notably its impressive beams, open inglenook fireplaces and tiled and oak floors. No regular real ales in the two bars, but four different ones every week, and five ciders and perries, including Waltzing Wasp made from a 1907 press in nearby Sible Hedingham. Typically on the menu are toasted white crab and gruyère cheese baguette; Gloucester Old Spots sausage toad-in-the-hole and mash; oven-baked cod, roasted peppers, leeks and carrots; and chicken breast burger. Dogs are welcome in the bar and private walled garden.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday, Wednesday lunch, Thursday lunch
  • Opening times: 6-10.30 (Friday 12-3 5-11 Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-9)
  • Lunch: Friday to Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Sunday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Delvin End Waltzing Wasp

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Braintree take A131 towards Sudbury. In High Garrett left onto A1017 signed Haverhill. Through Gosfield, Castle Hedingham and Great Yeldham to Ridgewell

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