The Blue Anchor

“Modern British menu at a charming old inn” - AA Inspector



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A seasonally changing modern British menu is the style here – you might begin with a well-constructed pressed ham hock terrine served with crunchy crostini, before moving on to pan-fried Barbary duck breast with five spice, sticky jasmine rice, charred pak choi and a bold yet complementary honey and soy ginger dressing. A nicely wobbly vanilla panna cotta comes with poached rhubarb, caramelised apple and a brandy snap basket. The setting is a cosily welcoming converted 16th-century coaching inn, complete with plenty of traditional features, including exposed brick, log burner and beautiful ancient beams.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Blue Anchor
132 Feering Hill, FEERING, ESSEX, CO5 9PY
Phone : 01376 571783


Opening times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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