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Perfect for a pre-flight meal

At a glance

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Ideal for business or leisure, this former coaching inn was built on what used to be the main East Coast road. Now a traditional country pub and restaurant, it’s a popular stop for travellers on the way to Stansted Airport. Inside are oak beams, winter log fires and plenty of real ales, although the large and well-furnished garden is the place to relax in summer. A typical meal from might be smoked chicken with beetroot, watercress and avocado; grilled skate wing, salad and chips or new potatoes; or roasted vegetable risotto, parmesan and basil oil.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-close (Sunday 12-close)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11-10, Sunday 12-10
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11-10, Sunday 12-10

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: IPA, Morland Old Golden Hen, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall Harry Sparrow

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available

Getting here

M11 junction 8, B1256 towards Takeley and Little Canfield

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