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Traditional riverside village inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Wheelchair access
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

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 Mighty Oak Maldon Gold and London Pride are pulled. Food follows pub grub lines but is home-cooked and good value; look out for specials served all day, and deals for OAPs. Typical dishes include smoked gammon steak with cherry vine tomatoes and mushrooms; scampi, chips and peas; and tomato and spinach pasta bake. 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 Monday to Thursday 12-3 6-11 Friday to Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Friday 12-3, Saturday to Sunday all day
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Friday 6-8.30, Saturday to Sunday all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Fuller's London Pride, Mighty Oak Maldon Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Accessibility

  • Ramp or lift access available

Getting here

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

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