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All reviews mistley thorn mussels stour estuary sourdough toast restaurant with rooms varied menu bed and breakfast great lunch lemon sole lovely room cooked to perfection comfortable rooms lovely meal busy road full english two night stay excellent breakfast
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Reviewed 29 October 2021 via mobile

Booked for a two night stay for my wife’s birthday and our wedding anniversary the next day. Helle made us feel very welcome and showed us to our nice room overlooking Mistley Quay. We went down for afternoon tea and her colleague the barman was carving a Pumpkin for Halloween which looked very much like the Russian President!. He was a charming young man and with his colleagues made our stay quite special. The Chefs were talented and we enjoyed our two special dinners from a well thought out menu.
The Breakfast menu gave a good selection and our choice was fresh and nicely presented with there own breads and excellent fresh juice.
Enjoyed our stay

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed 12 October 2021

Three ladies with bikes on a three night cycling holiday in Essex. Whilst other hotels in the Colchester area showed little interest in offering secure overnight storage for our bikes. The Mistley Thorn whilst not having a dedicated storage area WERE happy for us to lock our bikes in the rear unused dining area. This meant we could be quickly ready to go in the morning. Much appreciated.

Room tip: Room 8 is a double with separate small sitting room we used to plan our cycle rides each day and chat together.
Date of stay: October 2021
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Thank Bettyhols
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

We were very puzzled when we arrived in Mistley as the hotel is not the attractive building with the Swan in the front but the drab grey building opposite. Once we did find it no-where to park and this is not a hotel but restaurant with rooms. Unfortunately we did not read the reviews regarding room 8 which we were taken to. Firstly very low sloping ceilings and but was even worse was the constant noise from the kitchen extracter fan and when you closed the small window was boiling hot. When I mentioned this the next morning I was met with a look of suprise but now realise this is a real issue with this room which the staff are well aware of. The housekeeper on our 3rd night must have turned on the heater/aircon which kept coming on in the night making the floor creak sounding as if a ghost in the room. Three sleepless nights was not what I imagined of which was supposed to be a restful break. The room was however well appointed and clean.
The car park only has two spaces so you have to park in a busy road or side street which is not idea. I will say though that the food is good, particuarly the breakfast choices and the male staff were very welcoming. The restaurant was very busy which is always a good sign.

Room tip: Avoid Room 8
Date of stay: September 2021
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Thank Carolyn W
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

We went for a Saturday lunch on a rainy October day whilst visiting the area. I was worried that it might be quite quiet, but there was a great atmosphere with most tables taken. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

We ate from the set menu with the highlight being pork shoulder which had been slow roasted for 9 hours.

Wine list was good and well priced, As it is a pub/restaurant there are good beers on offer too.

Would recommend if you are in the area.

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2021

We went with our friends and their elderly father on Saturday for lunch. We had done a rekey with regard to access etc. We were met on the day by staff and a ramp ready for a wheelchair, if needed. They were ready for us and sat us at the table that we requested. Very attentive staff, polite and friendly. We had a fantastic meal and would definitely recommend it. We will definitely be going back.

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank R5266CLpennyc
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