The Pheasant

Gestingthorpe, Essex

An idyllic country stay at an award-winning, five-star inn in rural Essex with fine dining - including breakfast, a welcome glass of prosecco and a suite option

Set in the depths of the Gestingthorpe countryside, between Castle Hedingham and Sudbury, the award-winning Pheasant gastropub hotel ticks all the boxes when it comes to effortless style, amazing food and bucket loads of fresh air. The Coach House, which is home to the luxury guest rooms at The Pheasant, secured the coveted title of AA Pub of the Year for England 2014/15, and was recommended by the Michelin Guide to Eating Out In Pubs 2017, as well as the Good Food Guide for several consecutive years. <br><br>The rooms are stylish with traditional elements, bold textiles and well-considered furnishings - providing a homely, yet undeniably upmarket spot to rest your head. Adding yet more strings to its bow, this bolthole has already bagged itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for several years in a row, alongside five AA stars for accommodation.<br><br>And the accolades don't stop there, The Pheasant boasts several awards for its outstanding food and drink, including an AA Rosette for culinary excellence and the Best Food Pub in East Anglia, so, there's no danger of going hungry here.

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