This walk allows you to sample three superb examples of village pubs on the Dengie Peninsula (although do note that the pubs have varying opening times – check with them beforehand for details). All three of the pubs are in the current edition of CAMRA’s “Good Beer Guide” and all serve food.
This is an extremely pleasant walk which takes you through attractive Essex farmland and down quiet country lanes. There are many beautiful country houses to look at along the way, and some lovely scenery to admire too. One of the key features of this walk is that it provides the opportunity to visit two historic country pubs which are locally renowned for serving fine ales and excellent food: the Hurdlemakers' Arms in Woodham Mortimer and the Bell in Purleigh. There's also another characterful village pub on the route, namely the Fox & Hounds in Cock Clarks. Pub opening times vary - please check beforehand.
This attractive linear walk takes you from the charming riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch in a steady climb across the final outlier of the rolling farmland of central Essex, before reaching the ancient town of Southminster; you can then make the return journey to Burnham by train. The focal pubs on our walk are two longstanding entries in CAMRA’s “Good Beer Guide”, namely the “Queen’s Head” in Burnham and the “Station Arms” in Southminster. Both pubs serve an excellent range of well-kept beers and offer a warm welcome to all visitors.