In this new reincarnation, The Flitch of Bacon offers three well-appointed en suite rooms, as…
The Flitch of Bacon
“Exciting modern food in picturesque village” - AA Inspector
LITTLE DUNMOW, ESSEX
A stunning 16th-century, Grade I listed building close to the River Chelmer, The Flitch of Bacon is now a contemporary restaurant-with-rooms. Whether it’s the cosy dining room or the terrace, there are plenty of options for diners. An uncompromising commitment to local suppliers means dishes are seasonal and the cooking is intelligent and precise. A starter of slow-cooked pollock is teamed with broccoli, fennel and truffle, might be followed by native breed beef cooked over coal with crushed peas, tartar sauce and wild garlic bordelaise. Marinated English strawberries, marigold and lemon is summer on a plate.
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- Cuisine style: Modern British
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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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