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.
Great 2 night stay. Excellent dinner and breakfast, lovely location, very friendly efficient staff. What more could we want?!
Fabulous. Great food. Will defo come again soon
Fantastic meal, excellent friendly service!
3rd visit in 5 weeks & each time a problem to be honest. Inexperienced abrupt staff. Had a fly in my beer, lip stick on my wine glass. Not offered bread, & wrong cutlery. Seasonal vegetables was a bowl of kale / greens which was served with the chicken., no variety.
As always, delicious food & charming oejple
Always like eating at here as they have a nice menu changed regularly with specials
Enough choice of quality food for us non meat eaters. We shared 3 starters and dessert and cheese plate. Lovely tempranillo wine...
Another fantastic meal with friendly efficient service. Highly recommended.
Consistently excellent. Have been coming here for many years and with various demanding friends - the Thorn never lets you down. Delicious attractively presented food with no pretensions. Friendly efficient service.
Booking for 6 people. Service was great and lovely to have smiles on every member of staff. The food was lovely and tasty. We will be back soon.
We had a lovely meal. The food continues to be excellent and the service is friendly and helpful.
The food was excellent and we will be booking again for sure.
Excellent, imaginative menu. So nice to see such a selection of seafood dishes. Lovely sourdough bread.....where do you get it from?
Enjoyed the relaxed ambiance and the menu which was well thought out with great starters and good selection of sea food that we enjoyed sharing. Local sourcing of lots of good ingredients including fish, meat, veg, ales and coffee too. Good effort all round with pleasant staff. We will be back soon!
My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch at the Mistley Thorn - great food served by attentive staff all backed up by a chilled ambience. The only small quibble was that we were not made aware that there was a set price menu option available. This was only discovered when we were handed the dessert menu and saw that the set price menu was in fact on the reverse of the daily specials menu ! I would nonetheless strongly recommend the restaurant and will definitely revisit when in the area.
Excellent lunch and the best fish we have tasted in the whole of the uk... wonderful service too we will be back very soon
Loved the new menu choices since our last visit.
Amazing meal as always!We are never disappointed when visiting the Mistley Thorn.The fish is always cooked to perfection.Thank you.
Wine a bit on the expensive side.
ate a delicious Sunday lunch. Food seemed to be very fresh ie vegetables. Sardines as a starter were a bit different and very tasty.
An absolutely excellent lunch which was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The only slight hiccup was a printing error on the menu which resulted in my meal being somewhat smaller than I expected...!
Hi, On both of my visits to you, the real ale has not been in great condition. On Monday, it seemed too warm and I thought it might've been the first pint pulled so had warmed up in the pipe. The food quality is worth a 4-star mark, however, I've docked a star due to the drink. We ate all our food and enjoyed it. My expectations were exceeded most by the Rhubarb Jelly and Ice Cream. It was brilliant and I'd certainly look forward to eating it again. The service was bright and cheery. However, we were never asked if we would like another/more drinks. As a result, we were very abstemious.