Review on The Peldon Rose

In a delightfully picturesque location just a mile from the Strood (the causeway to Mersea Island), the Peldon Rose is a quintessential fifteenth-century, pink-washed country inn once infamous as a smugglers' haunt. Nowadays, its ancient bar (complete with original beams, antique mahogany tables, huge log fires and leaded windows plays host to a less dangerous crew of locals, tourists and wildlife enthusiasts.

Dining takes place in the adjoining area (all wonky timbered walls and tiled floors) or you can enjoy the more airy surroundings of the stylish conservatory, which opens out onto the lovely garden. The kitchen rings the changes with a varied menu that could see pork and game terrine with red onion marmalade ahead of grilled fillet of local sea bass with saffron butter sauce or steak, kidney and mushroom casserole with a puff pastry lid. For pud, perhaps baked chocolate brownie cheesecake with vanilla anglaise.

Ploughman's and light meals are available at lunchtime and Sunday brings a traditional roast. Adnams and other East Anglian brews are on handpump, and there's a very decent wine list courtesy of Essex merchants Lay & Wheeler (including 20 by the glass).

The Peldon Rose is also featured in: AA Guide

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Gastro pub


Brendan Timms

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (4.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at The Peldon Rose

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 100 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (3 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Peldon Rose
Colchester Road

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