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.
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
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
Allowed in garden
A12 onto A414 towards Maldon. Pub at top of hill on left in Danbury.