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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

Conveniently positioned between Saffron Walden and Royston, this 500-year-old thatched pub is very much the hub of the local community. Ales such as Nelson’s Revenge, and ciders from Aspall, are locally brewed or from East Anglia. The seasonally changing restaurant carte typically offers prawn mornay with crusty bread, followed by Barbary duck breast with dauphinoise potatoes and butternut squash purée. The pub’s social calendar is full to bursting, with music (or ‘moosic’ to use one of the pub’s favoured beef-based puns) particularly high on the agenda. If a quieter life is preferred, a proper English afternoon tea is served at weekends.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-12 (Sat 12-12 Sun 12-11)
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Thu 6-9, Fri-Sat 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Woodforde's Wherry & Nelson's Revenge, Morland Old Speckled Hen, Purity Mad Goose, Sharp's Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Real ciders: Aspall Harry Sparrow

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Spring BH


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


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


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M11 junct 10, A505 towards Royston. 2m, pass pet crematorium, 1st left signed Chrishall. 3.5m, pub in village centre

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