Welcome to The Castle at Great Leighs


The Castle at Great Leighs is a country pub restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect back drop for savouring the hearty seasonal pub food on our menus and the carefully nurtured matured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.




The Castle at Great Leighs (formerly St Anne's Castle) is situated between Braintree and Chelmsford and has stood on the site for hundreds of years. The Castle is steeped in spooky local legends, these tales tell of spirits haunting the pub and grounds of The Castle, including the witch that was burnt at the stake at Scrapfaggots Green.




We do not have a booking policy at The Castle (unless your party is for more than 5) also Christmas, New Year, Valentines Day, Mothers Day and other special event days where reservations can be made.


We are open 365 days of the year serving fresh food and drink from 8am, 7 days a week, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.