• Bar
  • Bridal Suite
  • Conference Facilities
  • Country Retreat

Welcome to The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe 

A Village Pub serving Drinks and Food with Accommodation

Open Daily from 4pm Monday to Friday 

Open All Day Saturday 

Open All Day Sunday 

Country Pub & Restaurant on Essex/Suffolk Border

The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe, AA Pub of the Year for England 2014/15, Pub of the Year for Alistair Sawday's 2014/15, Best Gastro Pub for Essex 2015 Essex Tourism & Hospitality Award, Essex Life Chef of the Year 2012, Pub of the Year for Essex Life 2012, Best Food Pub in East Anglia 2011, plus AA rosette for culinary excellence and 5 AA Stars for its first class accommodation.

We have won various awards for all our hard work and are now starting to reap what they have sown. The Pheasant sits between Halstead and Sudbury amid rolling countryside. A 500-year old building, the pub restaurant has been completely redecorated by Diana Donoghue since purchased in the summer of 2006. 

The Pheasant is a small country pub with beams running across the ceiling and the dining area is spread across three rooms with an archway between.. Recently re-decorated with homely and comforting upholstery, each room has a welcoming wood burner to keep the winter chill at bay and there's a genuinely homely feel about the place, with its natural wood tables and plenty of interesting reading matter within arms reach.

Owner Diana Donoghue have transformed the business since taking over in 2006, with the addition of a Smoke House and a 5 bed-roomed boutique style bed and breakfast.

The Pheasant is set in the middle of rural countryside, ideal for long walks, situated between Castle Hedingham and Sudbury.




Dinner Bed and Breakfast Packages Available
please go to our special offers page

Please contact The Pheasant to reserve your table
by email thepheasantpb@aol.com or phone 01787 465010

Selection of Our Rooms

The Thomas Gainsborough Room - Breakfast Included

A Superking Size or Comfortable Twin with a Seating Area, Walk-in Wardrobe and En-suite Shower Room. French Windows with Private Patio Area
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • En-suite Shower
  • Hair Dryer

The John Constable Room - Breakfast Included

A Mahogany Four Poster Super King Size Bedwith countryside views with large Walk-in Shower Room.
  • Free Wifi Available
  • Luxury
  • Freeview
  • Daily House Keeping
  • Linen and Towels Provided
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities

The Mark Catesby Room - Breakfast Included

This room can either be a Super King Size Bed or a comfortable Twin. Ground floor room with french windows with countryside view. En-Suite Wet Room Bathroom converted for facilities for the disabled.
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • En-suite Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-room Safe


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Arrival / Departure

Check in: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Check out: 11:00am.