County Kitchen

Not just a Hotel Restaurant but a destination venue. We have recently won an AA Rosette. Our Chefs produce an extensive ‘A la Carte’ menu.

We care deeply about good food and good cooking and when we sent our young chef off to work in two of the best restaurants in the country it paid off. Soon after his return we were awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence.

The County Kitchen is the very heart of our hotel and people come from miles around to eat here. It´s unpretentious and great value.

We always do our level best to obtain the freshest, locally sourced produce and even have our own fisherman who lands his line caught catch in Wivenhoe and brings it straight from the dock to our Kitchen. That is hard to beat.

The County Kitchen's Opening Times: Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm, Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm.


Opening Hours

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm

Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm

Restaurant Enquiry

Either  call us on (01245) 455700 or fill in the details below and we will contact you within 24 hours. Thank you for completing this enquiry form.

All enquiries are handled by the sales office which is open 8-4 Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays).

If your booking is for this weekend, please telephone direct on (01245) 455700 to make your booking, thank you.

Sample A la Carte Menu

please note: all food menus on this website should be regarded as sample menus. The County Hotel reserves the right to alter pricing and dishes displayed on this website.

bowl of olives £3

bread basket £3

iberico ham £7


Sunday Lunch

Sample Menu

Please note this menu is not available on Easter Sunday or Mother's Day

to start (£6.00)

Seasonal soup of the day
Roasted breast of woodland pigeon, puy lentils, pancetta, game jus
Crispy spring roll of blue cheese & roasted pear, beetroot, rocket & walnut salad
Crab & haddock fishcake, soft poached hens egg, chive hollandaise
Ham Hock & pork cheek terrine, spiced fruit chutney, grilled ciabatta

from the carvery £12.95

Roast sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, pan gravy
Roasted rack of pork, caramelised apple sauce, cider jus
Slow cooked shoulder of lamb, mint sauce
Duck fat roast potatoes
Braised red cabbage with apple & cinnamon
Panaché of green vegetables
Honey roast root vegetables
Served with Cauliflower cheese

County Kitchen Offer

Available from 17.00 till 19.00m - Three Courses £25.00 - Two...