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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

This welcoming inn fits the Sawday bill perfectly – lovely owners with fingers dipped into delicious local pies. Their kitchen shop and cooking school stand four doors down the street, Lucca, their popular wood-fired pizzeria, waits in Manningtree. As for their inn, it stands on the high street and dates to 1746. Interiors have an airy feel, the mood is laid-back with a great little bar, the food is local and utterly delicious. Expect tongue-and-groove panelling, a roaring wood-burner, padded benches and a happy vibe. Nicely-priced rooms (two above the kitchen shop) have a similar feel: pretty fabrics, warm colours, crisp linen on comfy beds, REN lotions for power showers and double-ended baths. There's good art, homemade shortbread and fresh fruit, too, while those at the front have views of the Stour estuary. As for the food, it's delicious stuff, perhaps smoked haddock chowder, mussels with garlic and herbs, sticky toffee pudding. The Witch-Finder General lived here, you can walk along the river to Dedham, the Beth Chatto Gardens are close. Sunday nights are a steal: £100 for two with dinner.

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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