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Bustling rural pub with well thought-out menus

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

There’s something for all comers at this cheery country pub in the lovely Stour Valley, a perfect rural setting for weddings, birthdays and celebrations of all types in a function room and private patio area. Challenge the quoits beds in the beer garden, or ramble on paths that Constable may once have walked; the pub even hosts cinema nights, quiz nights and theatre productions. Popular with locals and visitors drawn to the real ales and interesting wines, delicious home-cooked dishes include pasta carbonara; slow-cooked lamb shank with minted mash and braised red cabbage; and Thai green prawn and squid curry.

Opening hours

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

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall Harry Sparrow

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


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

Getting here

From A12 onto A1124 towards Halstead. Right immediately after Chappel Viaduct. 2 miles, pub on right

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