The Wooden Fender Pub, Ardleigh, Colchester

The Wooden Fender

The uniquely named Wooden Fender is located in the village of Ardleigh, Colchester. Located just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Britain's oldest recorded town, The Wooden Fender blends relaxed, contemporary, sensibly priced fresh food pub fine dining with a traditional, welcoming "proper" pub.

Richard, Dan and their team offer a warm welcome, a choice of superbly kept real ales and good old fashioned friendly service in a place full of character. Joint Head Chefs Jacey Eddington & James Tidman and their team offer both classic and contemporary dishes, using the best of seasonal and where possible, local produce (in some instances very local; we have our own vegetable patch in the Fender garden!) We also offer a complete gluten free menu. Dine in our traditional bar or our restaurant.



We're Open

Monday - Tuesday: 11am - 3pm and 5:30pm - 11pm

Wednesday - Thursday: 7.30am - 3pm and 5:30pm - 11pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 7.30am - 11pm             

Sundays: 7.30am - 9pm

Food Service Times

Monday - Tuesday: 11.30am - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 9pm

Wednesday - Thursday: 7.30am - 11am and 12noon - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 9pm

Friday - Saturday: 7.30am - 11am and 12noon to 9:30pm               

Sundays: 7.30am - 11am and 12noon - 7.45pm

Dining with Us

Our menus offer stylish real home-cooked meals at honest prices. We excel in delivering dishes full of flavour, from morning breakfasts to classics such as Mixed Grills, Gammon Steak and our famous Steak and Kidney Puddings, through to superb signature dishes. 


Booking is not essential (we'll always try and look after you) but it is recommended; as the word spreads, we're getting busier and busier...

Dining at The Wooden Fender....