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The Mistley Thorn - Pub in Essex

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High Street, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1HE, Essex
England, United Kingdom

David McKay & Sherri Singleton
+44 (0)1206 392821(landline)

A laid-back wine bar mood for this country village pub - and great big fat oysters from West Mersea. Staff are eager, wines are delicious

In Constable land: a perfect coastal village where Georgian cottages gather around a river estuary with wide, light views of water, bobbing boats and green hills beyond. David and Sherri (who have a cookery school next door) run the place beautifully: staff are young, and good, there are plenty of locals tossed into the mix and some impeccably behaved children. The mood is laid-back city wine bar rather than roadside country pub. Colours are soft and easy, the tables are of various shapes, candles flicker, modern art rubs along well with the odd antique and food is taken seriously but without reverence. There's lots of robust local fish and seafood – squid with chilli, crab cakes with mayonnaise, gurnard with black olive tapenade, brilliant chips – and a pudding list that includes cheesecake from Californian Sherri's mum.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch from £6.25. Set lunch £11.95 & £15. Dinner, 3 courses, about £25.


3pm-6.30pm. Open all day Sat & Sun.


High Street, Mistley, Manningtree, CO11 1HE, Essex


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