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Black and white timbered pub at heart of village

At a glance

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

This pretty Grade II listed building dates from 1527 and has the heavily carved beams and inglenook fireplaces to prove it. The traditional bar, which sells Shepherd Neame’s real ales, has no TV or games machines. As well as a range of real ales on tap, there is an extensive menu of home-cooked food. Tiger prawns with chorizo, parsley and lemon, focaccia might be followed by venison fillet, sweet potato fondant, cavolo nero and pickled walnuts, gin and blackberry sauce. A large garden and courtyard make for popular alfresco options in the summer.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: Saturday to Sunday all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Saturday 6-9.30, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Master Brew, Spitfire and Bishops Finger, Whitstable Bay Pale Ale, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, End of June and September
  • Cider festival, End of June and September


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A12 between Colchester and Witham. Village 1 mile

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