Isolated country pub. Very popular after reopening last year
Three ales from changing small breweries
Location and environs
On the Essex Way long distance footpath.
TL 748 160 A map is highly recommended
Jazz and beer festival weekend
7th - 9th August 2009
30 Real ales and ciders
Closed for two years, the pub has now been reopened with new owners who
know what they're doing. Early signs are very encouraging for the
lover of real pubs. There's a good 'pub' atmosphere living side-by-side
with high quality food in pleasant restaurant surroundings.
Nice to see the return of local social life to this remote corner.
Open seven days a week lunch and evening.
Mon-Fri : 11.30am to 3.00pm and 5.30pm to 11.00pm
Sat,Sunday : 12 noon to 11.00pm
Food served except Mon. 12noon to 2.00pm (sandwiches only) and Mon evenings.
(Cooked food may be available on Mondays sometime in the future.)
Howard's museum of dead country life has been replaced by more
conventional knick-nacks and 'cleaner' decor.
There are plenty of easy and pleasant cycling opportunities.
You could put your bike on the train to Witham or Hatfield Peverel
then explore the back lanes of Essex. Certainaly an easy 'starter target'
from Witham and Braintree.
This pub lies on a straight line 10 miles long of three pubs
called the (Square and) Compasses. Coincidence? How is a church,
LOST FOR 650 YEARS pinpointed by a fourth pub called the
Compasses and using a 'square and a compass' 10 miles across!
>>Read more about Templars, Masons
and 800 years of history>>
NB This is in the parish of Fairstead. Easily confused with