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The Pheasant Pub with Rooms, Gestingthorpe
The Pheasant Pub with Rooms, Gestingthorpe
The Pheasant Pub with Rooms, Gestingthorpe
The Pheasant Pub with Rooms, Gestingthorpe
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The Pheasant Pub with Rooms

Church Street
Audley End
United Kingdom
Tel:  0844 556 9265
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3 nights for the price of 2 £225.00 including full English breakfast.

Book for Christmas 2012 NOW! Stay 3 nights including dinner, bed and breakfast for £650 per couple.

Please click on the above link to our website for more details or call 0844 556 9265.


The Pheasant Pub Restaurant at Gestingthorpe is a winner of the award Best Food Pub in East Anglia 2011, finalist of the Best Rural Business in East Anglia 2011 & 2012 and finalist in the Best Gastro Pub in Essex 2011. The pub is set in the middle of rural countryside, ideal for pub walks, and is situated between Castle Hedingham and Sudbury.

Over the years owners Diana & James Donoghue have converted this charming country pub into an award winning food led pub, serving locally sourced food in a welcoming setting. In the winter, wood burning stoves provide a snug and cosy atmosphere, and during summer, the view from the garden is breathtaking as you can see for miles over the Suffolk countryside and enjoy alfresco dining.

We offer a light lunch menu from £5.95 and our set menu which offers fantastic value is available DAILY
2 Courses £12.50 and 3 Courses £15.50 for Lunch and Dinner. For those wishing to have more of a choice the A La Carte menu is also available.

Please telephone The Pheasant in advance to be sure of a table on 0844 556 9265

5 Brand New Luxury Bedrooms were opened in July 2011 at The Pheasant. These are all large en-suite bedrooms, some with their own private patio and seating areas with panoramic views of the fields beyond.

Ground Floor Room No 1.
Available as a super king size bed or twin, with en-suite bathroom. French windows with private patio area.

Thomas Gainsborough Room - Named after Sudbury's most famous son a well known artist who painted many royal portraits. The damask curtains that drape the French windows and the wool tapestry on the wall behind the bed are reflecting the time of Gainsborough. The colours and textiles in this room were chosen from inspiration from Gainsborough Silk Weaving Mills and Gainsborough House, Sudbury, the family home of Gainsborough. This room will also double up as a private dining room to seat up to 25 people. There is a private dressing room with enclosed wardrobe next door to the en-suite facilities.

Ground Floor Room No 2
Available as a super king size bed or twin, with en-suite bathroom with facilities for the disabled. French windows with garden view.

Mark Catesby Room
Named after a botanist who was born at Castle Hedingham and lived in Sudbury. Most famous for his illustrations of animals and plants that inhabited the eastern seaboard of North America. The colours and fabrics used in the room is influenced by Catesby for his passion for flora and fauna.

First Floor Room No 3
King Size Double with En-suite Shower Room, with Countryside View.

Samuel Courtauld Room
Named after famous local family who owned Silk Mills in Halstead and Braintree, famous for creating Crepe and Rayon. The fabric above the headboard is of crushed velvet in purple which is a colour that Courtauld introduced. This room reflects the art deco period with silvers and grey influenced by their designs in the 1930’s at Eltham Palace, Greenwich..

First Floor Room No 4
Mahogany Four Poster Superking Size Bed with En-Suite Shower Room, with stunning view of the fields beyond.

John Constable
Named after well known Suffolk artist, who was born in Dedham, famous for the Haywain painting and Willie Lotts Cottage and Flatford Mill which are all scenes from nearby. This is a romantic room with stunning viewsthrough five windows to view the same rolling countryside as John Constable!

First Floor Room No 5
King Size Double with En-suite Bathroom with Jacuzzi and Shower Room, with Countryside View.

Capt Lawrence Oates
Gestingthorpes’ village famous son. Explorer who joined the famous Polar Expedition 1910-1912 on the Terra Nova Ship, with Captain Scott. The largest of all the rooms with light blues & greys, colour co-ordinated tartan influenced from Capt Oates being a member of the Royal Dragoons.

A stay at The Pheasant Pubs with rooms is ideal for a weekend or mid-week break to explore the local countryside. We are also just 45 minutes from Cambridge and 30 minutes from Stansted Airport.

To book online please click on our "Visit Website" link above.

NO VENUE FEE! Just pay for food & drinks! Exclusive use of pub and garden.

Large Garden available for Marquee Receptions. Private Dining Room for up to 25 for small intimate wedding receptions.

For a more informal and relaxed reception, the Pheasant at Gestingthorpe can offer you a stress free wedding. You will be in great hands by Owner Diana Donoghue who has previous experience as Wedding Co-ordinator at Hedingham Castle, and has plenty of experience and advice on offer to all couples wanting a perfect day.

The Pheasant is perfect for a small intimate wedding reception for up to 40 guests seated inside or up to 80 guests using the garden and inside of the Pheasant during the summer.

We can host BBQ style receptions with an addition of a small marquee or for a full sit down meal, a larger marquee for up to 100 people can be accommodated in our garden.

Contact us now to discuss your requirements!

Additional Features

Escape to the Country!
Stylish, comfortable accommodation
Some specially designed rooms for disabled guests
Families Welcome
Spacious Grounds for Receptions
All bedrooms ensuite

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