Formerly a traditional inn, the Lion has been transformed and now has a definite continental feel, with its open plan bar and restaurant. Many of the stylish bedrooms have balconies or direct access to the garden.
This popular local restaurant with rooms, built in the 1800’s, is full of character with wooden floors and hand-made furniture. The inn serves the freshest of seafood as well as classic pub dishes.
This quintessential boutique English country inn takes its name from the hub of an English rural community – village cricket! Oozing historic charm and exceptional hospitality, The Cricketers offers a warm welcome to all (including those with four-legs). Boasting a seasonal menu, elegant boutique bedrooms and a well-stocked bar offering various cask ales, artisan gins and single malt whiskies.
Proudly standing on Colchester High Street for over 500 years (with medieval cellars dating back to AD60), The George Hotel combines historic charm with a luxurious hotel. The town and hotel also have links to Queen Boudica - and Colchester Castle is just a 2 minute walk from the hotel.
The Woolpack Inn is a charming 15th-century oak-beamed local pub with rooms in the small market town of Coggeshall. Boasting home-cooked favourites and newly refurbished rooms.
Situated in one of the prettiest market towns in Essex, this stunning building dates back to the 15th century and still boasts a wealth of original features. All 18 bedrooms have the usual modern facilities and yet the rooms still manage to retain the flavour of the original building. The food offering certainly isn't 15th century with The White Hart Hotel offering restaurant, bar and terrace menus. Free WiFi.
Welcome to the The Rose and Crown, originally a 14th century coaching inn, located within walking distance of Colchester town centre. Choose from either the historic oak beamed rooms located in the original house or the more contemporary rooms in the new wing. Eat in the hotel restaurant or in the more informalTudor Bar and Brasserie with its real log fires.
This 17th century coaching inn has the heart of a family-run village inn with friendly service, beautiful bedrooms and homemade traditional food. Just 15 minutes’ drive from Stansted Airport.
A warm welcome and a great atmosphere is awaiting your arrival at The Swan. Boasting luxurious and comfortable bedrooms, a cocktail menu with a professional mixologist and food from the Head Chef that creates dishes with amazing flavours and combinations.
This 15th century coaching inn is just 5 miles from Stansted Airport and stands opposite the old market place at Great Dunmow. Boasting a gin bar, a cocktail list with a certified cocktail mixologist at the helm and a menu using local and fresh ingredients.
This 16th century former coaching inn simply oozes charm and character with its ancient beams, exposed brickwork, open fires and inglenook fireplace. The cosy inn offers five stylish guest bedrooms with all modern comforts.
The historic Pheasant Inn enjoys lovely countryside views and boasts a fine restaurant with welcoming log fire in the winter. Guests stay at Pheasant's Coach House where the five en-suite rooms are all named after local historic figures. AA pub of the year 2014/15.
Welcome to the 16th century Bull at Great Totham, just 10 minutes’ drive from Maldon. Dine in either the gastro pub or in the fine dining restaurant. AA 4 Star Restaurant with Rooms. AA 2 Rosettes for food.
The White Hart is a beautiful 15th century inn full of character with traditional wooden beams and open fireplaces. Situated in the attractive Essex village of Great Yeldham on the banks of the River Colne, The White Hart offers great award winning food in a relaxed and historic atmosphere: the restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for the last 3 years. The rooms are located away from the main building, offering a quiet and secluded area in which to enjoy your stay.
The 15th century Bell Inn is situated in the historic village of Horndon on the Hill. This friendly hostelry retains many original features and the stylish rooms are sympathetically designed to reflect the age of building whilst offering all modern comforts.
This 14th century former coaching inn is set in a quiet village location just a short drive from Stansted Airport. The Chef & Brewer Restaurant offers fine food and drink 7 days a week. The traditional bar and restaurant still boast many original 14th century features. All the bedrooms are situated in an annexe to the rear of the main building and are furnished in a modern contemporary style.
Located at the heart of the pretty village of Thorpe-le-Soken, the Rose and Crown offers newly refurbished en-suite rooms, bar lounge with log fire in winter, restaurant and garden patio.
The Victory at Mersea is situated right on the waterfront with fantastic views over the Blackwater. We have three superior waterfront rooms, all with sea views, along with four newly built garden rooms. In addition, whether you choose to dine in our restaurant, bar or garden, good food is at the heart of what we do. We use the finest local ingredients to create the best in casual dining.
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