• Built in the 17th Century

    The Layer Fox

    2 Malting Green Rd, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, CO2 0JH
    Mon-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm // Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    01206 738723

  • Built in the 17th Century

    Drink at the Layer Fox

    2 Malting Green Rd, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, CO2 0JH
    Mon-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm // Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    01206 738723

  • Built in the 17th Century

    Eat at the Layer Fox

    2 Malting Green Rd, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, CO2 0JH
    Mon-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm // Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    01206 738723

  • Built in the 17th Century

    Sleep at the Layer Fox

    2 Malting Green Rd, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, CO2 0JH
    Mon-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm // Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    01206 738723

  • Built in the 17th Century

    Find the Layer Fox

    2 Malting Green Rd, Layer de la Haye, Colchester, CO2 0JH
    Mon-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm // Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    01206 738723

Drink at the Layer Fox

We serve real ale and are proud supporters of CAMRA. We also have a good value wine list.

Camra
St Austell
Woodfordes
Adnams

Eat at the Layer Fox

The entire premises – including the restaurant - was fully renovated during the summer of 2015 to give a fresh look and to reveal the very fine 17th century timbers. The kitchen was significantly upgraded at the same time.

Bar Menu
Restaurant Menu
Kids Menu
Dessert Menu

Our top European chef changes the menu at least every two weeks. All dishes are prepared in-house using fresh local produce. The weekly specials are particularly popular.

Bar snacks are available for those with less time whilst the children’s menu proves a constant hit.

Free Meals for Children

On Monday and Tuesday evenings, between 6.00 and 7.30, up to three courses from the children’s menu.
Each child must be 11 or under and accompanied by two adults who are also dining.

Our latest menus are below:
Restaurant Menu
Sunday Roast Menu
Children's Menu
Sandwich Menu
Dessert Menu

To book a table please call 01206 738723 or Click here to book online.

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Sleep at the Layer Fox

We have four en suite double bedrooms; each has been refurbished and has a walk-in wet room and underfloor heating. Room rates: Single £60, Double £70, Family £80, including a cooked or continental breakfast.

Bed
Building
Twin
Bed 2

To book a room please call 01206 738723.

About the Layer Fox

The Layer Fox is at the centre of the rural village of Layer de la Haye south of Colchester. Over 300 years old, it re-opened under new management in the summer of 2015 having been completely refurbished throughout. This restored and revealed the attractive old beams and oak flooring. There are three main areas: the comfortable dining room, an attractive bar with a large fireplace (and wood-burning stove in the winter) plus a cosy snug with books and free national newspapers available.

There are two terraces - one at the front and the other to the rear and so on fine days there is always a seat in the sun. The four comfortable en suite bedrooms are in a quiet, separate building.

The parking area at the rear of the building can accommodate up to 20 cars.

Layer de la Haye is a rural village of around 2,000 people which dates back at least to Saxon times. The attractive 14th century church is worth a visit. The village is next to the renowned Abberton reservoir, one of the top inland bird-watching sites in Britain. It is also less than five miles from the sea and from the historic Roman town of Colchester with its ancient castle. Other tourist attractions nearby include Layer Marney Tower, the tallest Tudor gatehouse in England.

  • Bicycle friendly;the Fox is just off National Cycle Network Route 1 (which runs from Dover to the Shetlands) and at the junction of smaller touring routes. There are secure bicycle racks.
  • Bird-watcher friendly;ideally placed for the nearby Abberton Reservoir bird sanctuary, one of the most important sites in Britain for wildfowl with an informative visitor centre.
  • Dog-friendly; well-behaved pooches are welcome in the bar area.
  • Child-friendly; a popular children’s’ menu, high chairs, colouring books, playing cards and dominos, plus baby changing facilities.
  • Drinker-friendly; guest beers are rotated regularly.
  • Meeting friendly; We serve coffee, tea and home-made cake all day. £3.50 for a slice of cake, coffee or a pot of tea or £1.75 for a slice of cake.
  • Wedding friendly; a perfect place to stay for guests attending weddings locally.

The Layer Fox

Find the Layer Fox

2 Malting Green Rd,
Layer de la Haye,
Colchester,
CO2 0JH

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 10:30pm
Kitchen
Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 2:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Sun 12:00pm to 8:00pm