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Constable Country

Welcome to The Lion Brasserie in East Bergholt, a luxury brasserie and bar located in the heart of Constable Country. We very much hope you will enjoy your stay with us in this quintessentially English setting. Whether this is your first time with us or if you are returning, we will be glad to see you and look after you.

We look forward to helping you create wonderful new memories in our fabulous 250-year-old building in a central village location with a lovely garden- a great destination from which to discover all that the region has to offer- countryside walks, rivers, a stunning coastline and a friendly welcome.


Winter Opening Hours from Monday 1st November

Mondays - Closed

Tuesday - Friday

Lunch 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Dinner 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.


Brunch 8.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Lunch 12 p.m - 2 p.m.

Dinner 5.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.


Lunch 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Please note we will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day) through to Wednesday 29th December. Re-opening on Thursday 30th December 2021 where we look forward to welcoming you to celebrate the New Year! 

locally sourced

We are proud of our new Brasserie set within a large walled garden with manicured lawns, and our state-of-the-art kitchen.  Our elegant new bar serves Adnams’ finest products, local real ales, and handpicked fine wines and champagnes by the glass or bottle

Above all we are proud of our food and service. Fish sourced locally from Mersea Island, our meat is sourced from Hadleigh and our fresh fruit, vegetables and fruit juices sourced from Manningtree. Our enviable wine list is from our partner supplier in Thorrington Street. Our team are here to look after you and to ensure that your stay is warm and enjoyable. Free wifi access and wood burners all add to your experience whether here for business or pleasure.

Browse Menus
“Absolutely fantastic. The staff were amazing and the food delicious. Would definitely recommend.”

Google Review
“Excellent service, superb food, beautiful surroundings & brilliant atmosphere. We ate in the outdoor area, gardens are lovely & our dog was not only welcomed, but pampered! Highly recommend this restaurant, the team were so accommodating & made sure we had a lovely time. Thank you!”

Google Review
“Wonderful food, great service, being in the marquee was a great option ……. British weather elegantly handled. Nothing was too much trouble.”

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a warm experience

Enjoy unwinding in one of our beautiful and cosy en suite bedrooms, all individually decorated in a style of simple elegance. Our attentive team will aim to make your stay restful, relaxing and comfortable.


The Lion Brasserie is located in the centre of East Bergholt, only metres away from John Constable’s birthplace, his studio and stables. We have a free car park and are located literally just a couple of minutes off the A12.

The St, East Bergholt, Colchester CO7 6TB