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At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

Believed to have been an inn for at least 200 years, the 500-year-old weatherboarded building was originally three fishermen’s cottages. Known locally as the FBI, the pub sits beside a yacht haven on the River Crouch. Low beams and winter fires characterise the bars where pints of Greene King, Mighty Oak Maldon Gold and Sharp’s Doom Bar are pulled. Food follows pub grub lines but is home-cooked and good value; look out for specials served all day, deals for OAPs, steaks on Tuesdays and curries on Thursdays. Next door is the 600-acre Essex Wildlife Trust nature reserve, a winter feeding ground for flocks of Brent geese.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11.30 (Winter Mon-Thu 12-3 6-11 Fri-Sun 12-11)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-2.30, Fri-Sun all day
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6-8.30, Fri-Sun all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Greene King IPA & Abbot Ale, Mighty Oak Maldon Gold, Sharp's Doom Bar

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

From Chelmsford take A130 S, then A132 to South Woodham Ferrers, then B1012. Turn right to village

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