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From country pubs with traditional timbers and open fires, to riverside establishments with views over the water, there is no shortage of fine places to enjoy a drink in the Maldon District. Many of our friendly ‘watering holes’ serve good homemade food, with local and award-winning ales on tap.

As a meeting place for friends or the perfect spot to watch the world go by, enjoy a drink in the Maldon District.



Explore the Dengie Peninsula and discover a quieter way of life in this remote area of the Maldon District. The Dengie is home to the renowned yachting centre of Burnham-on-Crouch as well as numerous villages including Southminster, Bradwell-on-Sea, Tillingham, Althorne, North Fambridge amongst others.

Experience panoramic views across the Dengie marshes between the Blackwater and Crouch Estuaries and round off your day with a pint at one of the pubs or bars. The Dengie Peninsula is also home to the Wibblers Brewery which is one of the biggest micro-breweries in Essex. Wibblers also has a Taproom where you can try their brews and enjoy local food.

The Bell at Purleigh

We are a traditional country pub with historical links to George Washington.

The Anchor Hotel

Following extensive works, the Anchor Hotel in Burnham-On-Crouch has re-opened and offers a great range of ales and lager, freshly prepared food and beautifully appointed letting rooms.

Wibblers Brewery Taproom

Wibblers Brewery, Micropub & Kitchen. Serving our real ales, craft lager, ciders and home cooked food. Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Ferry Boat Inn

Essex weatherboard pub with accommodation, log fires, oak beams and traditional home-cooked food, next to the River Crouch. There is a separate (non-smoking) 28-seat restaurant. Large conservatory (38 seats) opening onto beer garden.

Station Arms

The Station Arms, Southminster is an award winning traditional local pub, which has been voted: ESSEX CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR five times.

The Green Man

The Green Man is a beautiful 16th Century Freehouse located on the River Blackwater.

Bar 3

Bar 3 is a family run establishment providing hot food (including but not limited to, panini’s, baguette’s, jacket potatoes, burgers & our signature 3 for 7 pounds small dishes deal)

The Chequers, Goldhanger


The Swan

A warm welcome awaits you at this country pub, famed for it's real ales and twice winner of CAMRA's esteemed National Pub of the Year Award.

The Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria has been a local public house in Maldon since it opened its doors in 1845.

The Mighty Oak Tap Room

Serving a selection of fine ales straight from the cask, as well as some superb wines, ciders, soft drinks, and tea & coffee. Cheese & pate boards with Tiptree relish also available.

The Chequers Inn

The Chequers is located in the charming village of Goldhanger on the River Blackwater in Essex.

The Hurdlemakers Arms

A family run pub only 3 miles from Maldon in a building dating back 400 years. Home-cooked food sourced from local produce and a great range of beer, real ales and wine.

The Bull at Great Totham

Located in the village of Great Totham this stylish restaurant with rooms has been tastefully restored following a complete refurbishment. Formally a 16thC coaching Inn enjoy lunch or dinner in the Gastro Pub or the award dining restaurant.

Queens Head Inn

This fantastic pub, with its enviable and superb river location, is run by Charlie & Vivian Little.

The Bell Inn

Andy & Rosie welcome you to The Bell Inn. A welcoming public house for everyone to visit with gardens open to relax and have a drink or perhaps some lunch.

Maltsters Arms

The Maltsters is run by Kathy and Steve and offers a great friendly atmosphere and a good pint of beer. There is a small patio area at the back which is secluded and is partly sheltered.

Farmers Yard

Based in a beautifully quirky grade II listed building, The Farmers Yard bottle shop is the smallest pub in Maldon.

Swan Hotel Bar & Grill

The Swan is run by Lorraine and Yan and is situated in a prime high street position. It is a grade II listed building which dates from the late 15th century.

Black Rabbit

A local pub that offers an all day food menu that caters for everyone. From sandwiches to pizza and burgers, we have it all.

Explore the northern part of the Maldon District to discover its range of pubs and bars. Discover the historic maritime town of Maldon and venture further out to the villages of Goldhanger, Heybridge, Little Totham, Woodham Mortimer and more.

Maldon is home to two award-winning breweries, the Maldon Brewing Company which has the Farmer's Yard micropub on the High Street, and the Mighty Oak Brewery which has the Mighty Oak Taproom on the High Street as well.