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Unspoilt country local deep in rural Essex

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

A few years ago Joss Ridley left London and a top job so he could snap up this pub to revive the family link with the former Ridley Brewery, and he hasn’t looked back. The traditional inn stands in a sleepy hamlet and thrives selling tip-top ales straight from the barrel, including Bishop Nick, brewed by Joss’s brother Nelion, and fresh, hearty pub food. Using local ingredients, the menu and chalkboard specials include filled ‘huffer’ baps, ploughman's, and beer battered cod and chips. The interior is timeless and unspoilt, the garden large and peaceful.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 5.30-11.30 (Thursday to Sunday all day)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12-9.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 7-9.30, Saturday to Sunday 12-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Bishop Nick, Crouch Vale, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Hogan's, guest ciders

Price guide

  • Main course from10
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, 2nd last weekend August


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs


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

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