• The Chapel Inn
  • The Chapel Inn
  • The Chapel Inn
  • The Chapel Inn
  • The Chapel Inn

Sorry, we are closed 27th – 30th January

To our loyal customer we have to inform you the pub will be closed from Monday 27th Jan – Thursday 30th Jan due to essential remedial building work. Apologies for the short notice and we look forward to welcoming you back again on Friday 31st Jan when our doors will re-open in the early evening. Thanks for your cooperation and apologies for any short term inconvenience.



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.

be merry

Be Merry

"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"

Brilliant Service

"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.
Wine List


Our menu changes regularly and we offer traditional English pub food alongside weekly specials. Please check our Facebook page for latest food updates. Please see our regular menus below.
Breakfast lunch a la carte Chef's Special Sunday pizza

Bar Hours

Mon 09.00 - 22.30
Tue 12.00 - 22.30
Wed 12.00 - 23.30
Thu 09.00 - 23.30
Fri 09.00 - 01.00
Sat 09.30 - 01.00
Sun 09.30 - 23.00

Restaurant Hours

Mon 09.00 - 14.30 + 18.30 - 21.30
Tue 12.00 - 14.30 + 18.30 - 21.30
Wed 12.00 - 14.30 + 18.30 - 21.30
Thu 09.00 - 14.30 + 18.00 - 21.30
Fri 09.00 - 14.30 + 18.00 - 21.30
Sat 09.30 - 15.00 + 18.00 - 21.30
Sun 09.30 - 16.00



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Quenching thirsty folk since 1554 ... a brief history of The Chapel Inn

The Chapel Inn - Coggeshall

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.

The Chapel Inn - Coggeshall

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 Chapel Inn - Coggeshall

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.

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