Welcome to The Thorn...

The Mistley Thorn is located in the centre of the historic coastal village of Mistley and is two minutes walk from Mistley station which has direct services to Colchester, Harwich and London Liverpool Street. Built as a coaching inn circa 1723, The Mistley Thorn offers award-winning dining and accommodation in tastefully designed surroundings opposite the River Stour. American born executive chef Sherri Singleton has developed a menu using the best of the area’s seasonal produce.

Latest Review

“The Mistley Thorn is too damn likable…”
Jay Rayner – The Guardian

Observer Food Monthly

Best Restaurant

The Mistley Thorn is runner-up in The Observer Monthly Food Awards.
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