The White Horse Edwardstone : Sunday roast and beer fest

We’ve been to The White Horse at Edwardstone several times now. OK it’s technically outside of Essex, but not by far, and it’s a lovely drive north of Colchester, especially yesterday when the fields were still covered with snow.

We previously mentioned the interior of the original pub – the bar and the lounge – and included some photos. We booked in for Sunday lunch yesterday and sat in the new(ish) extension, which blends in perfectly from the outside. We plonked ourselves near the log-burner and the light, airy and well presented room.

It was their first beer festival of the year, with a dozen or so beers on in the first half of the festival. I started with a pint of Chedder Ales Totty Pot porter, and followed that up with my first taste of the Mill Green Brewery Mad Old John old ale, which was drop dead gorgeous. Doubly so as the brewery it came from was about 20 feet from our table.

Foodwise we started with whitebait, and a ham hock terrine picallili. For mains three of us went for their excellent burgers, two of the beef variety and one of the board variety. The roast dinner that was had was a huge plate of roast beef, with massive roast potatoes and some lovely seasonal veg, and a thick gravy. Pix of the grub and the room below!