• 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 Closing at 4pm

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 we have 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.,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 has transformed the business and in 2011 built The Coach House at The Pheasant which house's  5  boutique style bedrooms.

We can accommodate large parties for brunch after a wedding and can cater for small wedding receptions. 

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

Superior Super Kingsize Room En-suite with shower (Inc. Breakfast) - Ground Floor with Valley View

Relax in our Superior Super Kingsize Room En-suite with shower (Inc. Breakfast) - Ground Floor with Valley View (2 adults). The bed set up in this room is 1 x Super-king size Bed
  • Free Wifi Available
  • Luxury
  • Netflix
  • Now-TV
  • Freeview
  • Daily House Keeping

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


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Arrival / Departure

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