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The Pheasant

Gestingthorpe, Essex / CO9 3AU +44 (0)1787 461 196 / Website
  • Mark Catesby Room

    Mark Catesby Room

  • Gainsborough & Constable Rooms

    Gainsborough & Constable Rooms

  • Captain Oates Room/Courtald Bathroom

    Captain Oates Room/Courtald Bathroom

  • Samuel Courtald Room

    Samuel Courtald Room

The Facts

Type:Pub with Rooms

Number of Rooms:5

Facilities:Garden, Restaurant

Rates:£80+ including VAT and breakfast


  • On site bee hives and kitchen garden pump fresh ingredients into the cooking


  • Genuine pub warmth and comfort forgoes some quirky modernisms

The Rooms

Homely charm alongside fabulous design touches abounds in each room. Historically named after local legends they cater to different tastes. The ultimate indulgence lurks in Thomas Gainsborough with private patio, dressing room and sumptuous decor. Bath lovers should submerge themselves in Captain Oates’ Jacuzzi version whilst shower aficionados will appreciate Mark Catesby’s wet room. Samuel Courtauld has the most modern feel in contrast to John Constable’s four poster romantic approach.

The Rest

The heart of The Pheasant lies in providing good quality food, indulgent accommodation and a hub for the local community. With their own on site smoker and market garden, they try and grow/produce as much of their own produce as possible. Even the honey comes from their bee posse out the back. Hearty pub food is the order of the day but lighter options are perfectly enjoyed in summer in the immaculately designed garden overlooking the Suffolk hills.

The Cost

The Pheasant room prices vary according to availability and time of year. The lowest priced room is the Samuel Courtauld which comes in at between £80 and £125 depending on dates. The other rooms types are slightly more expensive and tend to cost between £130 and £165 but play around with dates to find the best dates.

Directions to The Pheasant

Gestingthorpe is about an hour and a half drive from London and it is useful to have your car to best explore the area. Alternatively, Sudbury Suffolk train station is a taxi ride away and is only 1 hour 15 minutes by train from Liverpool Street.

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