Temporarily closed due to the sudden departure of the licensees. Adnams are actively looking for new tenants and hope to have the pub open again soon.
An ancient smugglers inn overlooking the River Orwell that has been extended to rear to provide additional seating for diners. The patio area to front has fine views. Refurbished and re-roofed after a fire in 2003, the pub now offers high class cuisine together with gravity dispensed beers.
The building probably dates back to the 14th century.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)