Places to Visit - East Bergholt

A Relaxing Stay in the Essex Countryside

If you’re looking for accommodation in East Bergholt then The Lion makes a great base to explore some of the nicest places that Essex and Suffolk have to offer. East Bergholt is right on our doorstep and a great place to start.

East Bergholt stands in the Essex countryside as a tranquil haven, making a stay at the Lion an ideal getaway for couples or anyone looking to escape the pace of daily life. East Bergholt invites travellers to explore its rich history, natural beauty, and vibrant community spirit. So, let’s look at several reasons to visit East Bergholt and stay at the Lion.


The History

Despite having a population of just 2,000, East Bergholt has a rich history giving plenty to explore when you stay at The Lion. Whether you’re planning to stay local and explore the beauty of East Bergholt or use the The Lion as a base to explore further afield, a stay with us puts you in the heart of the picturesque Essex countryside.

East Bergholt boasts a rich historical tapestry that dates back centuries. At the heart of the village lies the iconic St. Mary's Church, an imposing example of classic medieval architecture that has stood as a symbol of faith and community for over 500 years. Its towering spire dominates the skyline, providing a timeless backdrop for exploration and contemplation.

East Bergholt has intrinsic links with well-renowned local artist John Constable, whose childhood home, affectionately known as "Constable Country," continues to inspire artists and nature enthusiasts alike. Visitors can wander through the idyllic landscapes immortalized in Constable's masterpieces, from the rolling hills of the nearby Dedham Vale to the tranquil waters of the River Stour. 

East Bergholt St Marys

The Village

In addition to its artistic heritage, East Bergholt boasts a vibrant community spirit that is evident in its bustling village centre and lively events calendar. From traditional country fairs to festive celebrations, there is always something happening in East Bergholt to delight visitors of all ages. The local shops and eateries offer a warm welcome and a taste of authentic Essex hospitality, with quaint tearooms serving up delicious homemade treats and artisanal shops showcasing locally crafted goods.

For nature lovers, East Bergholt offers an abundance of scenic walks in and around The Lion. When you stay with us, the surrounding countryside is crisscrossed with footpaths and bridleways, making it the perfect destination for hikers and cyclists. Whether you're wandering through ancient woodlands or spotting wildlife along the riverbanks East Bergholt is the ideal destination to connect with the great outdoors.

East Bergholt John Constable

What's Nearby

Moreover, East Bergholt's proximity to other attractions in Essex makes it an ideal base for exploring the wider region. From the historic town of Colchester with its Roman ruins and medieval castle to the sandy shores of Mersea Island, there is no shortage of day trip destinations within easy reach of The Lion Brasserie at East Bergholt. Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the scenic beauty of the Essex countryside, there is something for everyone to enjoy.