The Blue Anchor
“Stylish coaching inn offering a warm welcome” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Blue Anchor is a converted 16th-century coaching inn with a stylish interior. You’ll find various places to dine; cosy, warm and welcoming, with a log burner for extra comfort. There are exposed beams and original features throughout. Functions and private dining are well catered for, and there is a pleasant courtyard seating area. The bedrooms are comfortable and attractively decorated.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 5
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Afternoon Tea
- Dinner Served
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About the area
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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