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Some of the best views in Essex

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A direct ancestor of George Washington is believed to have lived here in 1634 when he was the local rector. The building was old even then, going back to the 14th century. Purleigh Hill on which it stands offers sweeping views south.

Opening hours

  • Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Opening times: 11.30–3 6-11 (Saturday 12–4.30 6–11 Sunday 12–5)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12–2, Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Friday 7–9, Saturday 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Between Chelmsford and Burnham-on-Crouch on B1010. (5 miles south of Maldon). In Purleigh, pub on top of hill adjacent to church.

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