Welcome to the home of cask ale, excellent
beer, wine, spirits and great food.
from Everyone at The Chapel Inn
Enjoy the Festivities
with us this Christmas
to Your Plate
Every Wednesday to Saturday
Cask Ales and English Gin
All of our fresh produce is sourced locally and is cooked to order by our Head Chef who has trained under and worked alongside a British TV Masterchef. We deliver pub classics alongside restaurant quality specials at affordable prices.
We pride ourselves on keeping and serving award winning cask ales, delivered by hand pumps straight from our Roman beer cellar. We also have a full range of intercontinental lagers, international spirits and an exclusive wine menu.
"The service was brilliant and there was a great atmosphere in the pub, the regular drinkers all seemed very happy in the bar and we felt very comfortable sitting with locals! We will, without doubt go back"
"Quite possibly my favourite place to eat.
Great range of food, amazing portion size, outstanding value for money."
Why not come down and try Coggeshall's very own cask ale, brewed by the Red Fox Brewery just up the road from the pub ... and if ale isn't your thing then check our wine list below - chosen by our customers after a successful wine tasting evening.
"Recently stayed in Withies Green and The Chapel Inn was recommended to us. Was not disappointed. Great atmosphere, food and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and would definitely visit again if in the area."
Sharon S, London
"Good old fashioned pub atmosphere. In heart of village with large free public car park at the rear. Had a lunch time omelette with lovely tasty salad and very nicely cooked chips.
Anne M, Halstead
"As a local I use the pub frequently. If you've not been recently you're missing out. Friendly welcome, great service, good range of beers and drinks, and great value food. Plenty of different theme nights catering for everyone. Children, dogs and even well behaved adults welcome! "
Paddy G, London
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Quenching thirsty folk since 1554 ... a brief history of The Chapel Inn
The Chapel Inn is the oldest licenced pub in the town. It was originally built on the old Roman Military Road that went from Colchester to St Albans via Bishops Stortford. Remains of the Roman road with its drainage aqueducts are still there in the beer cellar today. Coggeshall is one of the many sites claimed to be the burial place of Queen Boudica. Coggeshall is known for almost 300 listed buildings.
If a Coggeshallian implies he has been to Chapel, it may not be the ecclesiastic variety. The Chapel Inn was so named as it was built on the site of an early Chapel around 1256 and remained until 1787 when it was demolished. The Chapel Inn became a legally licensed premises in 1554. Market Hill was named after the market that was established in 1256. King Henry III gave Coggeshall its market charter.
The predecessor of the Chapel Inn is first mentioned in 1376 as the home of the High Sheriff of Essex, John Sewell, who was a victim of Wat Tyler's peasant revolt in 1381, when insurgents ransacked it and murdered Sewell by decapitating him and stealing what money there was on the premises. The town clock was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887, and the clock house was at one point a school for the poor children of the town.