I’ve cycled past The Whalebone in Fingringhoe probably over a hundred times, and finally popped into the pub.
The pub has a tasteful green exterior, and inside there are tasteful bare floorboards, some original beams, and bespoke tables and chairs, all very tasteful.
I wasn’t expecting too much beer-wise, as I had heard the focus was primarily on food, but was more than pleased to see they had on Colchester Brewery’s ‘Romani Ite Domum’ aka ‘Roman’s Go Home’ (a reference to both Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ and brewed to commemorate the 2013 Colchester beer festival), Bishop Nick’s ‘Arise’, and Adnams ‘Broadside’, with the fourth handpump having a clip for Adnam’s Bitter, although that beer wasn’t on. We had the ‘Romani Ite Domum’ which was on good form.
Foodwise there was an excellent selection on the blackboards above the fire, and from the lighter lunchtime menu we chose the Haggis Scotch Eggs with chips, which were served up quickly and were excellent.