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A warm, friendly town-centre local

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Regulars call Jeff and Cindy Leach’s 19th-century, town centre pub the OEG, an informality which the top-hatted dandy on the sign over the front door might frown upon. Ancient beer taps line a wall of the central bar area, which extends into a dining space with a log-burner and air conditioning, while outside is a heated patio garden. Resident ales Adnams Southwold and Woodforde’s Wherry are backed up by changing guests and Aspall cider; a portfolio that earns customers’ respect. Hearty main meals include beer-battered catch of the day; home-made burgers; and vegetarian Moroccan casserole. For a lighter bite try a panini or hand-cut sandwiches.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–2.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M11 junction 9a, B184 signed Saffron Walden. Left at High Street lights into George Street, 1st right into Gold Street (one-way system).

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