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The Wooden Fender in Ardleigh, Colchester, is a charming country pub  that's been serving traditional ales since the 17th century.

 Our warm and comfortable country dining restaurant offers fresh home cooked food with a wide selection of menu choices, from gluten free to vegan, we have 

something to suit all. 

We have a spacious garden ideal for alfresco dining and a play area to keep the children entertained.

Dogs are welcome at the Wooden Fender, but when inside at the bar area only. 


We have large selection of Lagers and Beers and over 30 different Gins for you to choose from, so call us today to book your reservation.


We pride ourselves by sourcing fresh local ingredients and using

independent suppliers. 

Please speak to a staff member if you have any food allergies / intolerances. Full allergen information is available for all our dishes.


The food and the service was worth the journey. We can't wait to come back with all the family. 

Mr Ward

A truly lovely place to visit. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the staff are extremely helpful. We'll definitely be back soon.


Food arrived promptly and hot. The presentation was something you'd find in a 5 star restaurant. I recommend booking as they do get busy. 

Mr Peters

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