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Marlborough Head Inn

Comfortable and cosy inn serving hearty food

At a glance

Open all year
Dog friendly

Tucked away in glorious Constable Country, this 16th-century building was once a clearing-house for local wool merchants. In 1660, after a slump in trade, it became an inn. Today it is as perfect for a pint, a sofa and a newspaper as it is for a good home-cooked family meal. Traditional favourites such as deep-fried whitebait; steak and kidney pie; and breaded whole tail scampi appear on the menu, plus fish is given centre stage on Fridays. There is a terrace and walled garden to enjoy in the warmer weather and an open log fire to sit beside in winter.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11.30-11

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Greene King IPA, Adnams Southwold
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

East of A12, north of Colchester

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