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Village centre inn with a strong reputation

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

A 400-year-old, black and white timber-framed inn on one of Essex's few high hills, whose attractive exterior prepares visitors for the wealth of scrubbed beams inside, some possibly dating from when the nearby church was being built. At lunchtime are baguettes, wraps, jacket potatoes, sharers and light meals, such as quesadilla with chunky chips. And from the main menu, guinea fowl with hasselback potatoes; fillet of sea bass, fennel and rösti; and duo of courgette cassoulet.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday 6–10, Sunday 12–4

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Broadside and IPA

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A12 onto A414 towards Maldon. Pub at top of hill on left in Danbury.

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