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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

A pretty pub dating from 1525 with heavily carved beams to prove it, this Grade II listed building has two inglenook fireplaces and a large garden and courtyard. The traditional bar, which sells Shepherd Neame’s real ales, has no TV or games machines. Home-cooked pub classics are backed by mains like beef, mushroom and Stilton pie, and haddock in ale batter with chips, peas and tartare sauce. Three roasts, together with other options, are offered on Sundays.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: Sat-Sun all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-8
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-9.30, Sun 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Master Brew, Spitfire & Bishops Finger, Whitstable Bay Pale Ale, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Heritage

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, End of Jun & Sep
  • Cider festival, End of Jun & Sep


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A12 between Colchester & Witham. Village 1m

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