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The Mistley Thorn, Manningtree

High Street
Postal town: Manningtree
CO11 1HE
Phone: 01206392821
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john mcgraw left this review about The Mistley Thorn

This is really a fish restaurant (you can tell this by Adnams Ghost Ship being £4.20 a pint). The whole place is set out for eating with a couple of tables for drinking and a small bar selling 2 Adnams real ale. As for the food mentioned in an earlier review I did not try. Not a place for a drinker. As the sign says "Restaurant and rooms". it is not a pub.

On 21st April 2015 - rating: 1
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Mistley Thorn

A historic inn built on the site of an earlier establishment that was once (reputedly) owned by Matthew Hopkins, the notorious Witchfinder General. However, it is now much more of an upmarket restaurant / boutique hotel than a pub. Completely refurbished inside in a gastro-pub style, with nearly all tables laid for dining but retaining a few stools at the bar and a tiny lounge area near the main door. Just a couple of faded Truman lanterns on the facade remain from its previous incarnation. Two handpumps, offering Adnams Bitter and Gunhill (£3.50, and in good form). Two local lagers - 3Point8 and Premium - from the farm-based Calvors Brewery are also available on tap. Overall, not really my sort of place, but at least it was open on a Friday lunchtime (unlike two other nearby pubs that I tried). NB - The Thorn is located in the shadow of Mistley's working maltings, and the aroma can be pretty overwhelming at times.

On 26th January 2013 - rating: 6
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Michelle Fincken left this review about The Mistley Thorn

Wow - my friends and I ate here today as a birthday celebration - We do tend to lunch in and around the area too much!! But I had the Salmon with crayfish and basil sauce today and without doubt this is the most delicious meal I have eaten in as long as I could remember - you know when you eat something and you don't want it to finish - this was my salmon!!! Lovely and thank you x

On 13th September 2010 - rating: 10
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Mistley, 0.13 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Manningtree, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Wrabness, 4.67 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
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2nd May 2015, 19:41
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2nd May 2015, 19:41
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 January 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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