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Overview

History and tradition abound at The Flitch of Bacon, which takes its name from the trials that award a flitch of bacon to married couples that can swear to not having regretted their marriage for a year and a day. This tradition is traceable back to 1104, revived in Victorian times, and still held every four years to this day.

The long history of the Flitch of Bacon has a new chapter now, having undergone extensive sympathetic restoration to become a restaurant with rooms. 

Seasonal expression is found in the food here, with local area producers providing quality ingredients.  The menus are a delight for anyone who enjoys classic elements elevated to a memorable level by a chef with an empathy for the elegance of simplicity.

With the 2018 Michelin stars just having been awarded, Tim Allen's Flitch of Bacon is now Essex's only Michelin starred restaurant.
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Opening hours

Lunch : Wednesday - Friday 12 - 2pm, Saturday 12 - 2.30pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm. Dinner : Wednesday & Thursday 6.30 - 9.30pm, Friday & Saturday 6 - 9.30pm.

What we love

  • Fine dining
  • Restaurant with rooms (small - 10 and under)
  • Relaxed dining
  • Private dining

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Awards & Cuisine

  • 1 Michelin
  • British, European, French
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