Open every day for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Feel free to drop in for a drink or a snack from the bar, a Monmouth coffee or delicious afternoon tea with Laura’s homemade scones and clotted cream!
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 8:30 -11am
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12 noon to 5pm
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 to 9:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 6pm to 9:30pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Mistley Thorn
The Mistley Thorn is located in the centre of the historic coastal village of Mistley and is two minutes walk from Mistley station which has direct services to Colchester, Harwich and London Liverpool Street. Built as a coaching inn circa 1723, The Mistley Thorn offers award-winning dining and accommodation in tastefully designed surroundings opposite the River Stour. American born executive chef Sherri Singleton has developed a menu using the best of the area’s seasonal produce.
Sunday lunch is always excellent value and such a great variety of menu items to choose from. My only feedback would be that the portion sizes could be a little smaller although I think I am in the minority of people to wish this.
Food and atmosphere lovely. Service was friendly and very swift. Almost too much so. Everything came very quickly which is ok I suppose and very effficient but there was just the sense that we were slightly being rushed.
We have now visited your restaurant 3 times now,and we have never been disappointed, Absolutely love the food and atmosphere, and staff are so polite and friendly
Warm relaxing boutique hotel - large lovely bedroom - thought has gone into every aspect of the rooms not just decor but quality shower products (Ren) to the teas and coffees. The bed incredibly comfortable! We had dinner which was delicious and the breakfast was really well cooked - I had the vegan option which was really nice. Will definitely return!
Great dishes at reasonable value.
A fabulously serene and easy getaway from London. Beautiful rooms, food and service - thank you for the relaxing stay!
Found it so good that we came back two nights in a row! Thanks!
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Well worth the journey for fantastic seafood.
Great Sunday lunch, good choice, excellent value, top service - thanks.
Lovely staff and great food as always
Food was disappointing compared to previous visits
Delicious fresh fish and great atmosphere. Was great to return to The Thorn and bring my father and brother for the first time ! They were very impressed.....Thank You
We booked a table for 11 to celebrate my Mum’s 80th birthday. The staff were so helpful - accommodated our dog and provided a separate vegan menu. The food was great, we weren’t rushed, the staff were friendly and efficient. We had a great time and a number of our party are planning a return visit. Than you Mistley Thorn!
Great food and service as usual. Slightly quieter on a Sunday night but the food always make a visit very worthwhile.
Thick slabs of roast beef, crisp roast potatoes, plenty of gravy. Few other vegetables - just some kale. Horseradish when asked for. Tasty squid starter. Delighted to find a lactose free dessert on the menu. Seating uncomfortable - unpadded seats, restaurant very noisy and cramped Sunday lunch time. Not offered a drink to wait with - the staff were very busy.
Delicious fresh food, lovely space and great service
Usual great food served in a lovely atmosphere - the Roast Beef was gorgeous - nice way to finish Mother’s Day
I attended the Persian evening ! It was fabulous. I really enjoyed the evening - the food was excellent.
I thought the fish portions were slightly smaller than normal
Excellent as ever. One of our favourite places to be especially on this Persian new year. Great food from David and team
Delicious food, fabulous cocktails and wonderful stafff. Persian night was brilliant!
Great food, excellent service, fantastic value
Regular customers always great service , and always a good selection of GF dishes available , as my wife Debbie has coeliac allergy.
We have had dinner at the Thorn a few times now, and it has always been excellent. This time we thought we would try the breakfast, and it was equally impressive, lovely relaxed atmosphere, very good choice, friendly and attentive staff and excellent value for money. Well done, we will definitely be returning. Graham Aldrich
Great meal at the Mistley Thorn, we are never let down by this restaurant. It is one of our favourites, great service, great food and an amazing atmosphere. We will be back again soon...