A pub that we haven’t been to before, and a Sausage and Beer Festival was the reason for visiting. Great beer and great sausages!
The Fleece Hotel is a 16th-Century coaching inn nestled snugly in the centre of Boxford, a few miles south of Sudbury and several miles north of Colchester.
The Sun Inn held its second beer festival this year, and it was up to the standard of the first one.
The Farmhouse Inn is tucked away to the side of the B184 just south of Thaxted, in the very NW…
After some antiques hunting in Battlesbridge, we headed back home via The Prince of Wales at Stow Maries for a great lunch – definitely one to head for if you’re in the area. And if you’re not in the area, head there anyway!
About 20 minutes drive north of Colchester, 10 miles into Suffolk, is the small village of Edwardstone. It’s tucked away…
A great beer festival in a unique location.
We missed getting to their big annual beer festival a month or so back, and so our first visit to The Hoop at Stock saw us popping in for lunch today.
The pub is an old one, and is lovely in itself, but the beer festival was in their ‘Mortimer’s Barn’ a quaint, beamed barn – it’s not huge, but just right for a couple of dozen barrels of beer and seating for several people.
First up on our three-leg beerfestcrawl this afternoon was The Wheatsheaf in Hatfield Peverel, a Greene King pub and ‘a…