Crown & ThistleHigh Street
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This pub was built in 1528 and was called the Chequers being renamed and extended in 1603 to become a coaching inn. A legend is that James I stopped here going to London for his coronation. The magnificent inglenook fireplace in the bar is the earliest example of its type in Essex. There is patio outside with seating and tables with a heated smoking area. The pub is popular with locals and the cricket team. Closed Sunday evenings.