Welcome to The Pheasant, the award-winning pub, restaurant and hotel on the Essex/Suffolk border.

Nestled on the Essex/Suffolk border, with views over the surrounding countryside, The Pheasant pub has opened a brand new boutique hotel, inspired by historical local icons. The pub’s Coach House country hotel opened its doors in July last year, and have already welcomed guests from as far as Southern California in America. Our new, stylish hotel rooms are proving to be a big success. We decided to name the hotel rooms after local notable people to celebrate East Anglia’s heritage. Iconic figures like Gainsborough and Constable are well known, but we also wanted to celebrate lesser known people who have strong connections to the area.

Guests arriving for a refreshing drink, delicious dinner, or peaceful overnight stay in our boutique hotel, soon see that comfort and quality are served as standard. We have created a warm and inviting restaurant, serving freshly prepared, locally sourced regional food every day of the week. Comfortable chairs, beautiful oak tables and an open fire create an intimate and friendly atmosphere. We want our guests to know where they are in the country, and what time of year it is when it comes to our menu.

Please, take a look around our site, and feel free to call on 01787 461196, if you need any further information. We look forward to welcoming you at The Pheasant soon!


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AA Ratings

We are pleased to annouce that we have recently been awarded 5 AA Stars for our first class accommodation and 1 AA Rosette for dining.

James & Diana Donoghue have transformed the Pheasant since ownership in 2006 and with the addition of a Smokehouse, a 1 acre garden to grow all their own fruit and vegetables and in 2011 built 5 luxurious bedrooms. Entry into the Good Food Guide 2013, and Winner of the Best Pub and Chef of the Year 2012. Finalist of the Best Rural Business in East Anglia 2011 & 2012.

You will be guaranteed a warm welcome with wood burning fires alight, creating a cosy atmosphere with excellent selection of wine and local beer, even their own Pleasant Pheasant Bitter and freshly prepared produce.


Mother's Day Menu £22.00pp

Sunday 30th March 3 Courses

Mushroom and truffle scented soup with homemade rosemary and sea salt roll

Smoked Salmon Pate, toasted black pepper bread

Smoked Shell-on Prawns, honey and mustard dressing

Pressed Ham Hock & Pistachio Terrine, fig and date chutney...

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GFG 2013 front cover

Sat 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014 Steam & Beer Festival

Come along to The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe and see a collection of East Anglian Steam Traction Engines displayed in The Pheasant Kitchen Garden.

All Day BBq with Real Ales served Saturday and Sunday

With Music on Saturday Evening with Kegs in the Bar and on Sunday The Lady Killers New Orleans Jazz Band play in the garden, from Sunday lunchime.


Our Accolades

defra1 EEDA
European Agricultural Fund