12. 3 with separate entrance, 1 suite in Little Thorn Cottage.
All year except Christmas Day.
Bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), outdoor seating, cookery workshops at the Mistley Kitchen, next door (special room rates for attendees).
In restaurant during mealtimes.
All ages welcomed.
Small/medium dogs allowed in 3 rooms and in ‘quiet part’ of restaurant.
Per room B&B (Tues–Sat) £105–£170, D,B&B £120–£220.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Chef Sherri Singleton and her husband, David McKay, run their affable restaurant-with-rooms in a coastal village (noted for its swans) close to Constable country. Seafood is a speciality in the relaxed, beamed drinking and dining areas (smart tongue-and-groove panelling, a wood-burning stove), where the ‘unpretentious’ menus list Mersea oysters and other locally landed seafood, plus meats from nearby Sutton Hoo. Interesting vegetarian options might include asparagus and artichoke pearl barley ‘risotto’, Lyburn Gold cheddar, crispy nettles. Cosy bedrooms decorated in a soothing palette have nice extras (dressing gowns, luxury toiletries, home-made biscuits); four have views down the Stour estuary. Light sleepers, ask for a room away from traffic noise. 3 mins’ walk from train station.