The Farmhouse Inn is a traditional country pub and hotel, situated in North-West Essex. It is ideal for those seeking character accommodation near Stansted Airport (10 miles away) and is perfectly placed to explore our attractive region.
Set in the quiet hamlet of Monk Street, just outside the historic town of Thaxted, we overlook the Chelmer Valley and some of the most beautiful countryside that Essex has to offer. Thaxted itself boasts many fine old buildings including a windmill and 14th century church, and the immediate area is perfect for cycling and walking.
The Farmhouse Inn is consistently included in CAMRA's Good Pub Guide and we offer fine real ales alongside great company in the bar. Our range of bar meals can be served at your table, on the patio or in the garden, or you can sample more formal fare in the relaxed atmosphere of our 50-seat restaurant. Either way, you’ll enjoy some of the best pub food in the area.
If you're looking for a hotel in Essex or a place to stay near Thaxted, Saffron Walden or Stansted Airport, look no further. The Farmhouse Inn offers ten en-suite rooms, all with cable TV, blackout curtains, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.
Hours of Business
(Times may vary slightly)
Bar Food Service
Monday- No Lunch Service 18.00-20.00
Tuesday- No Lunch Service 18.00-20.00
Wednesday- No Lunch Service 18.00-20.00
Thursday- 12.00-14.00 18.00-20.00
Friday- 12.00-14.00 18.00-20.30
Saturday- 12.00-14.00 18.00-20.30
Sunday- 12.00-15.30 No Dinner Service
Discover the area
We are located amid beautiful countryside, perfect for walking and cycling. Nearby towns and villages, e.g. Thaxted, contain many historic features and architecture alongside modern facilities and independent shops.
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We organise various special events throughout the year including quiz nights, live music and themed food evenings such as our famous Fish Buffets. There's always something going on at The Farmhouse to brighten your week!
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Browse our sample Bar Menu for a taste of what to expect when you dine with us. Both our restaurant and bar menus change according to seasonal availability so please get in touch to find out the exact dishes on offer.
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"Just what we were looking for. Nice food, good beer, relaxing pub, great service and only 15 minutes from Stansted airport!"
- STEPHEN A -
"Location and amenities ideal for my work appointment. Cosy bar with a great menu and a nice hot shower. Highly recommended!"
- STEWART S -
"Clean, well equipped rooms. Staff very helpful and friendly. Very pleasant restaurant. Best full English breakfast we have had for ages. Will definitely stay here again!"
- LYNDA P -
"We booked in to this Inn after an awful night at a nearby Travelodge. The Inn was lovely: very quiet and very attentive staff. We would definitely book again if in the area."
- JIM U -
"A great place to stay. The staff were very friendly, rooms were clean and tidy and food in the bar and restaurant was very good. Will definitely stay again when working in area."
- IAN B -