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Gastro-pub with top-notch plot-to-plate cooking

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu

A previous winner of the AA Pub of the Year for England, The Pheasant has become a total success story thanks to the dedicaton of hands-on owners. On the Essex and Suffolk border and surrounded by lovely countryside, this stylish gastro-pub is blessed in that James was an award-winning garden designer and he has created a kitchen garden which now provides a steady and abundant supply of seasonal organic fruit and vegetables for the restaurant.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-2.30
  • Dinner: all week 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Woodforde's Pheasant Bitter, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A131 from Sudbury towards Castle Hedingham. Right, follow Castle Hedingham sign, through Gestingthorpe to Audley End

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