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“Excellent stay, gorgeous rooms and fab food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Coach House at The Pheasant

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The Coach House at The Pheasant
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“Excellent stay, gorgeous rooms and fab food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed one night recently at the Coach House and it was wonderful. Our room was immaculate and extremely well appointed. The owners (Diana and James) seem to have thought of everything and we had a very comfortable stay. The prosecco on arrival was a nice touch. As others have said, the food was excellent, I can highly recommend the belly pork and beetroot mash! Love the fact that they home grow produce and source meat locally too. I can't praise the Pheasant and its staff enough, we will be back and hopefully for a longer stay next time.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Bought a travelzoo voucher for 2 course lunch/dinner. It was delicious! We added a dessert as well because we were so impressed . . . . and then bought a couple of prints by a local artist whose work is displayed around the walls . . . and had a great chat with one of the friendly staff.
All in all a very pleasant experience! Not quite close enough to be our local but certainly near enough to be visited regularly.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here through Secret Escapes and would thouroughly reccomend this establishment.
We had the Captain Oates suite and it was perfect. We had a lovely comfortable bed with a lounge area. The bathroom had a jacuzi bath and large shower cubicle (big enough for 2). Diane is a perfect host and the food is cooked by her husband which is of an excellent standard. We particularly liked the slow roasted belly pork and the lamb confit, the beetroot mash was perfect. This an ideal location as it is in the country and of the beaten track with lovely views.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

spent one night here 7th oct .we often have week-end breaks away and this by far is one of .the best . the owners are friendly, the food is great. as are the views . we will definiety be back soon
the surrounding area is very quiet so it was a peaceful relaxing break with some nice walks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

I think the owners have got this spot on - nice blend of old fashioned pub feel with top class food and friendly staff, and excellent accommodation. The Pheasant Beer is just right and the relaxed fresh cooked breakfast was a great start to the day. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: Room with a view to rear of accommodation has great views of countryside
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Having discovered this gem 3 weeks ago we have been back twice and each time we walk away more impressed with the food!!

The staff are friendly, the service is quick and considering the quality of food it is very well priced

I woke up this morning craving the chicken pate and pork belly which I had the night before, the egg sandwich i settled for didnt quite cut it!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We enjoyed great food, comfort and views at the Pheasant. We were so impressed with everything that we are very likely to book again. A winter break would be great as there are welcoming wood burners in the bar and restaurant areas.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Coach House at The Pheasant
Address: The Pheasant Audley End | Nr. Castle Hedingham, Gestingthorpe CO9 3AU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Gestingthorpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Gestingthorpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awarded Best AA Pub for England 2015 and Pub of the Year for Alistair Sawdays 2015 The Coach House at the Pheasant 5 Star Inn AA rated, offering luxury accommodation on the Essex/Suffolk border. Our charming country pub has an excellent reputation for its fresh, seasonal menu and relaxed atmosphere. Entry into the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide 2013/2014/2105/2016. James & Diana Donoghue the owners are hands-on every day to make sure that your stay is superb. ... more   less 
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