Essex Inns & Pub Accommodation Guide

recommended inns and pubs with rooms in Essex


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The Bell Inn Hotel

Horndon-on-the-Hill

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600 year-old, timber-framed, former coaching inn; elegant bedrooms and suites are in the pub or a Georgian property a few doors up the street

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estuary views abound at this contemporary hotel, many of the tasteful bedrooms have views, as does terrace bar and the 1st floor restaurant

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a beautiful black and white fronted property, set in 10 acres of gardens and woodlands, and features luxurious guestrooms and cosy lounges

Smugglers Cove

Clacton-on-Sea

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quietly located on the edge of Clacton, a modern Marston's inn has the signature smart rooms and relaxed dining on site - ideal for families

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dating back to the fifteenth century, a period inn that has been sympathetically modernised to provide, smart well appointed rooms

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a period accommodation that has been stylishly modernised to provide smart, comfortable rooms and serving locally sourced produce

The Cricketers Arms

Rickling Green

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enjoy the country life at this comfortable village inn ideally placed for the M11 and Stansted Airport

The Oakland Hotel

South Woodham Ferrers

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a traditionally furnished hotel offering live music at weekends, situated midway between Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford

The Last Post Hotel

Southend-on-Sea

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popular, value pub and hotel located opposite Southend Central Station, there are well-equipped rooms, a lively bar and a spacious beer garden

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decorated in warm vintage tones, this classic hotel with open fires and exposed beams, offers traditional, comfortable accommodation

The Crown

Stoke-by-Nayland

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a contemporary accommodation with friendly, efficient staff and a dining room priding itself on the use of local produce

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a landmark historic hotel dating from the late 1400s, in the heart of the market town of Maldon, has elegant updated rooms and a family suite

The Flitch of Bacon

Little Dunmow

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smart, welcoming inn offering well appointed, stylish rooms and priding themselves on the use of local produce in their michelin star cooking

The Rose & Crown

Thorpe-le-Soken

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with recently refurbished accommodation, this welcoming inn offers modern, light and airy rooms in a picturesque setting

Swan Hotel

Thaxted

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enjoy traditional British cuisine at this historic coaching inn offering comfortable guestrooms, situated just 8 miles from Stansted Airport

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an Art Deco-style inn which has been a feature of Kingsway since the 1930s and offering smart, comfortable accommodation

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relax in stylish rooms furnished with antiques at this award-winning inn offering top quality dining

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a traditional Irish bar offering well-presented and spacious rooms, located a short walk from Seven Kings overground station

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a 14th-century coaching inn offering spacious rooms in a modern annex, situated just 16 miles from Stansted Airport

The Compasses

Littley Green

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relax in well-appointed rooms at this delightful village pub surrounded by good walking and cycling routes

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