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Traditional and modern food in a historic free house

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Since the 14th century the Rose has faced The Strood, the approach road to Mersea Island. It was once a smugglers' hotbed; in fact, if customers today dressed in period costume and stood in the beamed bar with its leaded windows, they wouldn't look out of place. A well-deserved reputation for food begins with regularly-changing menus offering traditional pub dishes, as well as pan-fried duck on pea fricassée; and cashew Stroganoff with rice. A conservatory leads to the garden.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9, Sunday 12–6

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

On B1025 Mersea Road, just before causeway.

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