We found this hotel in Sawdays and again another excellent find. It is situated in a village on the Stour estuary and I was a little sceptical of getting the promised river view after looking on Google earth & seeing how far back it was from the estuary but true to their description the view was stunning. I have never seen so many swans in one area before. The bar/restaurant was very comfortable and the staff were excellent. The menu was biased to fish and seafood but my husband found sufficient meat to eat. Breakfast was outstanding with a menu as big as the dinner menu! The room was very comfortable with many quirks, like the undulating floor. Fine to negotiate during the day but after a bottle of wine with dinner it became a little challenging!
A nice touch was the offer of fresh milk for our morning tea.
My only complaint (and it is really small) would be the quality of the loo paper.
We will definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mistley Thorn is located in the centre of the historic coastal village of Mistley and is two minutes walk from Mistley station, which has direct services to Colchester, Harwich and London Liverpool Street. Built as a coaching inn circa 1723, The Mistley Thorn offers award-winning dining and accommodation in tastefully designed surroundings opposite the River Stour. American born executive chef Sherri Singleton has developed a menu using the best of the area’s seasonal produce. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Mistley Thorn Hotel Mistley
- The Hotel Mistley
- The Mistley Thorn Essex