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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.


Summer Opening Hours 

Monday and Tuesday - Closed


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

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


Morning coffee 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

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


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

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


Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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


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

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.

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Specialty sandwiches every lunch time (excludes Sunday)
Specialty sandwiches every lunch time (excludes Sunday)
“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.”

Google Review
Join us for our Family Fun Day on the 28th August 2022
Supporting 'Over The Rainbow Children's Charity'

We are gathering the community together to enjoy a day of fun in the heart of the village.

You can expect too see....

East Bergolht Cricket Club

Suffolk magician Phil Busby

East Bergholt Tennis Club

Punch & Judy

East Bergholt Bowls Club

Hog roast (kindly supplied by Dingley Dell pork)

East Bergholt Football Club

Suffolk Police

East Bergholt WI cake stall

Pimms bar


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