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In the heart of Constable country

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Serving ale since the 16th century, The Angel’s doors open to reveal oak beams, quarry-tiled floors, log fires and a high-ceilinged dining area with a 52-foot well. As a free house it can and does offer a range of ales, especially Suffolk brewed, with alternatives including a dozen wines by the glass and a fair old gin selection. On the daily-changing restaurant menus look for pan-fried calves' liver and bacon; wild mushroom risotto; pig's cheek with slow-cooked pork belly; and pan-fried cod fillet. Children get their own menu. You'll find antique furniture in the individually styled rooms. Constable painted the village church several times, although not always in the right place!

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 11–10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3.30, Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9.30, Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Colchester take A134 towards Sudbury, 5 miles to Nayland. Or from A12 between junctions 30 and 31 take B1068, then B1087 to Nayland.

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