Starters: prawn and crayfish cocktail with artisan bread and butter | soup of the day with artisan bread and butter | garlic toasted ciabatta with mozzarella | confit of duck pâté topped with orange and butter | mini box-baked camembert infused with truffle oil, rosemary and garlic, glazed with honey
Mains: fish of the day served with chef’s choice of garnish | pork belly with fondant potato, purple sprouting broccoli, roast carrot, thyme puree, and cider jus | smoked chicken Waldorf salad, mixed leaves, apple, grapes celery and walnuts | teriyaki chicken breast burger with grilled pineapple in toasted ciabatta with seasoned chips, salad garnish and wasabi Coleslaw | basil infused gnocchi in rich tomato sauce topped with cherry tomato and rocket salad | 8oz rib-eye steak with garlic and thyme marinated Portobello mushroom, roasted tomatoes and chips
The Blue Anchor
Located in the village of Feering just outside Kelvedon near Colchester, The Blue Anchor offers visitors a restaurant, as well as six boutique-style rooms. The converted 16th century coaching inn was extensively refurbished in 2013 to create a fusion of modern style and traditional, rustic touches, with a walled garden also available for outdoor eating and drinking when the weather is fine. The venue also has a function room looking out onto the garden available for private function hire.