We stayed here for one night and had a fabulous time. The room was of a generous size (2 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs were accommodated easily), the view was great and it was lovely and warm. Fab bathroom as well and everything was sparkling clean.
The service was great and we had some excellent food here - both at dinner and at breakfast the next morning. They have a wonderful kitchen/cookery shop as well which is dangerous to go into as they have some lovely and very useful things....as well as an excellent wine shop (try the Gavi).
The only odd thing was that although as a dog friendly place to stay they provided a sausage for each dog at breakfast, we were asked not to give it to the dog in the restaurant. Similarly, we were allowed the dogs with us while we ate but were told we might have to move if people objected (maybe these are H&S or legal regulations?). It all worked out fine though (and I suspect people don't complain often) but it did seem a bit strange. NB - we had a young puppy whom we didn't want to leave in the room on its own!
However, this did not affect the stay at all - it was a lovely place and we would definitely visit again. The food and the room really were first class and there are wonderful walks to be had nearby as you leave the hotel.
- 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