The Pheasant Pub with Rooms  -  5 Star Hotel

Audley End, Gestingthorpe, Halstead, Essex, CO9 3AU
Telephone: 01787 461196

Telephone: 01787 461196

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The Pheasant Pub with Rooms Audley End Halstead Essex 01787 461196 130 4.9
The Pheasant Pub
4 stars 4

'Excellent accommodation and delicious food prepared by the very helpful and delightful couple who own thee pub. Good value.'

Review By - Alan Clark
Date - 8th September, 2017

Verified Customer

Beautiful Memory
5 stars 5

'Dear Dianna and James, Thank you so much for the beautiful memory left with us and my friend\'s family. Your pub and rooms is one of the best experience we ever had. I hope we will have the chance to visit you again soon. Best regards, Daniel Jiang Yu'

Review By - Jiang Yu
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 15th July, 2017

Verified Customer

Lovely stay
4 stars 4

'Room was clean and comfy with every convenience. The food was excellent. Staff were cheerful and attentive.'

Review By - Mrs. Carol Bond
Date - 27th June, 2017

Verified Customer

Overnight stay.
5 stars 5

'A very enjoyable evening where accommodation and dinner were excellent. The Pheasant is in a very scenic location and perfect for a quiet weekend away in the countryside'

Review By - Stephen Cousens
Date - 10th April, 2017

Verified Customer

A romantic stay
5 stars 5

'We had a great time at the Pheasant. A warm welcome, room exactly as expected and champagne waiting as requested. A delicious meal followed by a very comfortable nights stay. Breakfast was also very tasty and lots of choice. Thank you formaking our relaxing stay so enjoyable.'

Review By - Ms. Danielle Jansen
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Wonderful Stay
5 stars 5

'We recently stayed at The Pheasant, very friendly welcome from Diana, we had a complimentary glass of prosecco, then we were shown to our room, Captain Oates, amazing room, very spacious & spotlessly clean. Our evening dinner was just amazing, the whole menu was perfect for us & after much consideration, the starters we chose Liver Pate & homemade soup were very tasty & for mains I had pork belly & my wife had the Lamb, both amazing dishes, rarely do you find a restaurant where every course was just as good as the next, we had that at the Pheasant & the service was excellent too. Breakfast followed our comfy stay the next morning,a lovely full English breakfast perfectly cooked with quality ingredients & pastries & cheese/ham & cereals too. Needless to say we will be back, even if its only for sunday lunch, Diana is a very lucky lady cos boy can her hubby James cook!! Thanks to you both & we will see you soon & keep up the excellent work, we\'ve already told many people & we\'ve only been home a day!!'

Review By - Mr. Craig Jackson
Date - 21st March, 2017

Verified Customer

Return and worth it
5 stars 5

'We came back to Gestingthorpe because we so enjoyed our stay at the Pheasant back last March. Some times they say don\'t go back but we were not disappointed and the accommodation, food and customer service was as excellent this time as before.There is nothing more we can say except stay there and see for yourself what it is like to stay in first class accommodation in a beautiful quiet location.'

Review By - Keith Searle
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Return and worth it
5 stars 5

'We came back to Gestingthorpe because we so enjoyed our stay at the Pheasant back last March. Some times they say don\'t go back but we were not disappointed and the accommodation, food and customer service was as excellent this time as before.There is nothing more we can say except stay there and see for yourself what it is like to stay in first class accommodation in a beautiful quiet location.'

Review By - Keith Searle
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Saturday Night Stay
5 stars 5

'Excellent food & Stay'

Review By - Kevin Appleyard
Date - 28th November, 2016

Verified Customer

A Great Place to Stay
5 stars 5

'We have stayed with the Donoghues several times this year. The first occasion we chose The Pheasant straight from the internet but subsequent visits have been because we now know what a great place it is to relax. Everything; the spacious and stylish rooms, great food at breakfast, lunch and dinner and most important of all, a warm welcome, efficient and friendly service from James and Diana and their staff.'

Review By - Chris Salmon
Date - 23rd November, 2016

Verified Customer

our second stay at The Pheasant
5 stars 5

'as it was our second stay, we knew what a great time we were in for. A lovely, well decorated, romantic room was waiting for us. Our hosts greeted us with prosecco and a warm welcome. Dinner was amazing, superb ingredients, perfectly cooked. Breakfast was equally good. My girlfriend and I love this place, and for good reason, its excellent.'

Review By - Mark Banham
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 22nd November, 2016

Verified Customer

Fabulous
5 stars 5

'What a lovely little pub with rooms. The room was lovely very spacious and nicely decorated. Lots of little additional touches like cookies and a fridge with fresh water and milk. The food in the Pheasant was delicious. Would highly recommend and the owners Diana and James couldn\'t do enough to help and make our stay comfortable.'

Review By - Mrs. Emma Gilyead
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 2nd November, 2016

Verified Customer

Fabulous
5 stars 5

'What a lovely little pub with rooms. The room was lovely very spacious and nicely decorated. Lots of little additional touches like cookies and a fridge with fresh water and milk. The food in the Pheasant was delicious. Would highly recommend and the owners Diana and James couldn\'t do enough to help and make our stay comfortable.'

Review By - Mrs. Emma Gilyead
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 2nd November, 2016

Verified Customer

Wonderful stay
5 stars 5

'Our second visit to The Pheasant and as fantastic as the first time. Amazing food. Lovely room with a view across open fields.'

Review By - Mrs. rebecca brown
Date - 1st November, 2016

Verified Customer

Great stay
5 stars 5

'On arrival we got a free glass of Prosecco each, which was a lovely welcome. Room and surroundings were stunning! We stayed in the John Constable room, therefore we had a lovely four-poster bed. It was clean, tidy with a beautiful view. The best part of the stay was the food! It was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and we will certainly be going back!'

Review By - Andy Fairbank
Date - 26th October, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely stay in a super room
5 stars 5

'We have just enjoyed a really wonderful night at the Pheasant. The room was very comfortable indeed and meant we had a great night\'s sleep. The breakfast was truly superb and ranks amongst the best I have ever tasted. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and both owners and staff were really welcoming. We will be back!'

Review By - Louise Douglas
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 30th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent find !!
5 stars 5

'Stayed at this lovely \'Restaurant with Rooms\' recently for one night. Friendly welcome, immaculate room and quiet location so enjoyed a good nights sleep. It was easy to choose from a very good menu and the food was beautifully cooked. Excellent breakfast set us up for our long journey home. Highly recommended and a base to return to if we\'re ever back in that area.'

Review By - Mr. Tom Barker
Date - 23rd September, 2016

Verified Customer

seasonal visitor
5 stars 5

'Good food, good accommodation & nice people that is why I come as regularly as possible.'

Review By - Mr. Richard Long
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 19th September, 2016

Verified Customer

40th Birthday Celebration
5 stars 5

'I found this gem of a venue on the internet. From intial enquiry through to check out Dianna and the team offered nothing but top star service. I wanted to find a venue to celebrate my 40th that offered locally sourced fresh food, a nice surrounding and possibility to stay overnight. The rooms were beautiful - we occupied 4 of the 5 on offer and all were stunning. The food was out of this world - so fresh and tasty. It really was the perfect birthday. Thanks so much to the team at The Phesant. We will be back without doubt!'

Review By - Mrs. Suzanne Jude
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 11th August, 2016

Verified Customer

comfortable stay at The Pheasant
5 stars 5

'We have just returned home after spending two nights at The Pheasant in Gestingthorpe whilst visiting friends in the area. Our room was spacious and very comfortable with a large ensuite wet room. There was a good choice of food for breakfasts and our kind hosts went out of their way to provide excellent food for a party of our friends on one evening. It was an enjoyable stay for us and we would recommend a visit.'

Review By - John Cook
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th August, 2016

Verified Customer

July 24, 2016
5 stars 5

'Very enjoyable stay, food excellent, service professional and friendly. Nice room with stunning views. Only downside was the local taxi company and their pricing policy (charging passengers separately!). Overall a lovely time at the Pheasant, thank you.'

Review By - Mr. Robert Oakley
Date - 26th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Birthdays break
5 stars 5

'Booked a couple of days break to celebrate my husbands birthday. We were really lucky with beautiful weather and were very happy with the accommodation at the Pheasant. You are housed in a separate annex in themed rooms named after famous locals and we were in John Constable. The room was spotless and spacious with a four poster very comfortable bed. The bathroom had a large shower which we loved as we prefer showers to baths. Water was supplied daily and real milk which was in the fridge and also home made cookies. Lovely touches. Breakfast and evening meals are excellent cooked using locally sourced food. We would be more than happy to visit the Pheasant again.'

Review By - Margaret Craggs
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 25th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Short stay on bike-trip
5 stars 5

'Beautiful surroundings for walking and view from the room. Comfortable. Room with thee, coffee, water in fridge and safe. Parking place for cars and storage for bikes. Very kind staff and delicious food.'

Review By - Adrian Bosschaart
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th July, 2016

Verified Customer

A Great Overnight Stay
5 stars 5

'A lovely pub with five stunning rooms in a separate and beautifully designed and converted carriage house, lovely lunch and breakfast and most importantly, great host, hostess and staff. Could not recommend it more highly and we will definitely be back for a longer stay.'

Review By - Mr. Christopher Salmon
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Pheasant experience
5 stars 5

'We stayed here on a saturday as we were at wedding locally. They couldnt have been more helpful, rooms were modern comfortable and the food excellent.'

Review By - David Clifton
Date - 9th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Fabulous stay
5 stars 5

'We spent one night here in March & wished it was more, such a lovely pub & a lovely room, with all facilities. On arrival was greeted with a warm welcome by Diana & a complimentary glass of prossecco which was a nice touch whilst we checked in with her, James was equally friendly, & produced superb food, which was served by a very friendly waitress with a great sense of humour, we definitely will return again and for longer.'

Review By - Mr. Kevin Griffith
Date - 30th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Pheasant Pub with Rooms
5 stars 5

'We were very pleasantly surprised upon arrival. The room (John Constable) was a delight, quality and class right through. Our stay was for one right and was a bed, dinner and breakfast package. The ambiance of the restaurant/bar was excellent, the beer was also excellent. The meal was very good, and a range of good to excellent wines were available - we had a St Emilion Grand Cru. The restaurant was well filled, quite something on a Monday evening. Breakfast was also excllent. Everybody was friendly, welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the experience and would certainly recommend and return. Well done, a jewel in the Essex Countryside.'

Review By - Mrs. Lorna Randall-Jones
Date - 27th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Weekend break
5 stars 5

'Lovely warm welcome when we arrived. Beautiful room with a great view. Fabulous breakfast. Didn\'t have time to stay for dinner but the food looked delicious.'

Review By - Michelle Weatherill
Date - 25th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Overnight stay after a wedding.
4 stars 4

'Very welcoming and helpful. Nothing too much trouble.'

Review By - Mrs. Carol Jackson
Date - 29th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Extremely pleasant at The Pheasant
5 stars 5

'We shared the family room at this really lovely pub with rooms. We all had a comfy night in the generously sized room and the bathroom was immaculate. Popping over to the pub for dinner and breakfast was a real treat and both the food and service were excellent. Definitely worth a visit and whilst our childen were well catered for, it would make a great romantic break venue!'

Review By - Zannie Priest
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 28th March, 2016

Verified Customer

The pheasant 24/03/2016
5 stars 5

'When we arrived at The Pheasant we were greeted warmly and provided with complimentary drinks. We stayed in the John Constable room, which provided magnificent views of the rolling countryside. Dinner...what can I say, The Pheasant cooks the best pork belly dish in the whole world, a must if you visit. Our stay at The Pheasant was a really peaceful break from the rat race, the owners and staff warm and welcoming, the rooms lovely and the food great.'

Review By - Mr. Ian Moreland
Date - 26th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Fabulous place
5 stars 5

'Superlatives are required to describe this place it was that good. On our trip to East Anglia we stayed at two places that could not have been more different. The first a \"luxury country house\" in Norfolk that was anything but and this place which describes itself as a Pub restaurant but is much more than that. Indeed The Pheasant could justifiably use the word luxurious because it is so good. Welcoming, warm, clean, friendly, excellent meals, great breakfast, luxurious accommodation and great value for money.Will go back and will recommend'

Review By - Keith Searle
Date - 22nd March, 2016

Verified Customer

absolutely fabulous !!
5 stars 5

'exceptional service, facilities and food, we look forward to returning soon'

Review By - Jane Ayers
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st March, 2016

Verified Customer

We loved it
5 stars 5

'Gorgeous, clean, comfortable room. Wonderful meal - sticky toffee pudding to die for! We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 night stay and wished it could have been longer. We will definitely return and would highly recommend.'

Review By - Mrs. Linda Cockburn
Date - 16th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'Really great location and top rate accomodation. Staff very welcoming and went out of their way to get us to the wedding reception we were due at. Tasty well cooked breakfast with home grown ingredients. Highly recommend it.'

Review By - Mr. Philip Bowers
Date - 15th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Peace and quiet in comfort
4 stars 4

'Beautiful spot and delightful rooms. We were very comfortable. Breakfast delicious - evening meals more your local pub grub standard of cooking, nothing wrong with that!'

Review By - Miss. Julie Cumberland
Date - 14th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely place
4 stars 4

'Friendly staff, good food, couldn\'t fault it.'

Review By - Mr. GARY BROGAN
Date - 12th March, 2016

Verified Customer

A great find
5 stars 5

'Stayed during the week and we were met with wonderful hospitality and a glass of Prosecco on arrival! Superb food and accommodation with real attention to detail and luxury. Highly recommended.'

Review By - Mr. David Williams
Date - 26th February, 2016

Verified Customer

Betwixmas
5 stars 5

'An excellent venue for a relaxing break, very comfortable accommodation and high quality food'

Review By - Mr. James Evangeli
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st December, 2015

Verified Customer

excellent
5 stars 5

'we had a perfect stay, food was excellent, the room everything. I highly recommend this charming country pub.'

Review By - Talitha Kalschoven
Date - 16th November, 2015

Verified Customer

Extremely comfortable and relaxing stay
5 stars 5

'My wife and I recently enjoyed our wedding anniversary here at \'The Pheasant Pub\'. As we have children we wanted a quiet break away to enjoy each others company and we couldn\'t have picked a better place. The accommodation was spotless and very relaxing (we stayed in the Captain Oates themed room). Very comfortable atmosphere in the actual pub. We were totally spoiled for choice on the menu and there was also a great selection of specials. Everything is either grown or sourced locally and cooked to perfection. All in all, a 5 star experience and would definitley recommend to anyone in need of an indulgent weekend break'

Review By - James D\\\'Costa
Date - 9th November, 2015

Verified Customer

What a Pheasant venue
5 stars 5

'This pub with rooms is the very best we have stayed in. Everything about our stay was to the highest standard. We are returning in December with friends for a Christmas meal. We cannot rate the venue highly enough.'

Review By - Mr. Michael manning
Date - 7th November, 2015

Verified Customer

It`s more than pleasant at \"The Pheasant\"
5 stars 5

'We stayed for two nights dinner bed and breakfast. Good to see the owners actually running the establishment hands on. Very welcoming clean and beautiful room food was excellent. Lovely quiet place. It was not cheap but these days you get what you pay for and we certainly thought that was the case.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Addis
Date - 4th November, 2015

Verified Customer

Perfect for a quiet celebration
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation and food. Staff very welcoming. All in all a superb little gem tucked away in the Essex countryside.'

Review By - Michael Jones
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th August, 2015

Verified Customer

the pheasant pub
5 stars 5

'Lovely easy stay.couldn\'t fault anything from the room to the food and staff.we will be returning.'

Review By - Mr. francis cullen
Date - 22nd August, 2015

Verified Customer

Husbands 40th
5 stars 5

'Had a wonderful relaxing stay at the Pheasant for my husband\'s 40th.The food was excellent.Only criticism we had was the breakfast was a bit small.Diana and James were very welcoming.Thank you will definitely stay again.'

Review By - Susan Chapple
Date - 10th August, 2015

Verified Customer

Great Stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed for two nights and the whole experience was top class. Warm welcome, pleasant staff, great food, wonderful room. We will be back soon.'

Review By - Mr. Barrie Clegg
Date - 3rd August, 2015

Verified Customer

Idyllic stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed one night for a friend\'s wedding and the room was clean and quiet with warm cookies in arrival. Breakfast was very good and served in the atmospheric bar. Staff were more than helpful and we highly recommend.'

Review By - Mr. Lianne Matthews
Date - 22nd June, 2015

Verified Customer

Cannot be beaten!
5 stars 5

'Diana and James were made to be hosts. They could not have made our stay better. It was an absolute joy to stay in the John Constable room. Everything we needed for luxury comfort and rest. Looking out over acres of cornfields as you awake was heaven.The food was great and company was always friendly. It was by far the best \'bed and breakfast\' break we have ever had. Cannot contemplate staying anywhere else when returning to this area( or even driving distance from it!) Really superb value. Cannot stop talking about it. Thank you so much Diana and James.'

Review By - Aislinn
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 22nd June, 2015

Verified Customer

The Pheasant Pub
5 stars 5

'Absolutely charming public house, very friendly staff, lovely food,and the rooms were first class, and very quiet. A really great place to stay.'

Review By - Mr. Trevor Anthony Witt
Date - 21st June, 2015

Verified Customer

Everything we could wish for
5 stars 5

'A very comfortable room and accessible adapted shower room. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful.'

Review By - Mrs. Sally Jones
Date - 9th June, 2015

Verified Customer

short stay
5 stars 5

'great venue, warm welcome and would recommend'

Review By - Mrs. Jennifer Loader
Date - 25th May, 2015

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation and food from family business with character.'

Review By - Mr. Christopher Spedding
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 22nd May, 2015

Verified Customer

Great Hospitality!
5 stars 5

'On arrival Diana made us feel very welcome. Excellent accomodation, very comfortable in delightful surroundings. A delicious full english breakfast, will recomend and will return. Thank you.'

Review By - Mr. Christopher Billot
Date - 5th May, 2015

Verified Customer

midweek break
5 stars 5

'A very good evening and overnight stay in a superb room. Staff were professional and friendly. Would hope to visit again.'

Review By - Mr. Tom Cullen
Date - 2nd May, 2015

Verified Customer

Another excellent overnight stay
5 stars 5

'Wonderful accommodation and fine food; just like it was the last time we visited!'

Review By - Mrs. Janice Walker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Jacqueline and David Hollingsworth
5 stars 5

'Thank you for a lovely stay at the Pheasant pub. We were made very welcome from the off. staff were brilliant. The room was perfect and the view from the window was spectacular, and the food was second to none.'

Review By - Jacqueline Hollingsworth
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st April, 2015

Verified Customer

Perfect stay!
5 stars 5

'We stayed here for one night on Valentine\'s Day. Where do we start..... Warm welcome, superb setting, luxurious room (Captain Oates), superb food (the Valentines menu was amazing - we were spoilt for choice!) and excellent wines and beers! The staff were all fantastic but we have to give a special mention to Rakhel who met us on arrival and showed us to our room. She made us feel special throughout our stay at the Pheasant - she was so attentive and nothing was too much trouble. A real gem! We\'d love to say the breakfast was wonderful (I\'m sure it would have been) but we slept so well (the beds are so comfy and it\'s so peaceful and tranquil outside) that we missed it! Lunch however was absolutely delicious - again we were spoilt for choice. If you are trying to decide whether to book in for a stay at the Pheasant - don\'t hesitate! You certainly won\'t be disappointed. Their attention to detail in everything is exceptional. We can\'t wait to return. Thanks to all the staff for making our first Valentines Day together so very special! Anne and Terry'

Review By - Anne and Terry
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th April, 2015

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Great food and very comfortable rooms. Beautiful countryside all around. Ideal for a cosy getaway.'

Review By - Emma Fearnhamm
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th April, 2015

Verified Customer

First Class
5 stars 5

'My husband and I stayed here after the night of our wedding and nothing was a problem right from the word go, everything was first class and we will be definitely returning. Thank you again xx'

Review By - Miss. Kelly Hearn
Date - 13th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Staying at the best pub of the year.
5 stars 5

'We decided to venture on a long bike ride and stay somewhere nice. The pub was excellent, good food wine and beer. The owners and staff were very friendly. The young female waitresses gave great customer service and attention to detail. We stayed in a ground floor room that was very comfortable and spacious. Would definitely come again and recommend to our friends.'

Review By - Mr. Kevin Appleyard
Date - 13th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Very nice place
5 stars 5

'Nice room, kind persons and good food. All was excellent.'

Review By - Jean LOYEN
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 9th April, 2015

Verified Customer

The Fabulous Pheasant
5 stars 5

'On arrival we were greeted as V.I.P.s with complimentary .fizz,.Our bedroom, the Courtald room,was superb, with a beautiful countryside view. Staff excellent. We were attending a wedding at Castle Hedingham and w hen our taxi failed to materialise, James, Chef, Gardener and joint proprietor saved the day by taking us in his Porche(2 trips). We cannot praise this establishment highly enough.'

Review By - John Bryan
Date - 4th April, 2015

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'We enjoyed every part of our stay, from the helpful, friendly staff, to the excellent breakfast. We would definitely stay here again.'

Review By - Alan Kennedy
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 2nd April, 2015

Verified Customer

Visit on 20 March
5 stars 5

'once again enjoyed our stay - excellent service, superb food, warm atmosphere. We will be back again no doubt and have recommended it again to friends.'

Review By - Mrs. Helen Monday
Date - 23rd March, 2015

Verified Customer

Lovely Experience
5 stars 5

'This pub/hotel combo is one of the nicest hotel experiences we have had. The staff and owners were so friendly and the attention to detail is an example to larger hotels - Extra blanket if you do not like duvets, fresh milk in the room refigerator and the room decor excellent. We will definitely be returning - soon I hope.'

Review By - Mr. Richard NORMAN
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 20th March, 2015

Verified Customer

A very pleasant peaceful stay
5 stars 5

'A lovely room with a fabulous view - the John Constable room - excellent friendly service, good good and drink. Altogether a very pleasant and relaxing stay.'

Review By - Ms. Jane Plunkett
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Great room, breakfast & restaurant
5 stars 5

'Friday night dbb package was great value - excellent large room (we had Gainsborough suite) lovely staff. Food very good - breakfast excellent'

Review By - Mr. David Sweeney
Date - 15th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Perfect stay again!
5 stars 5

'Very comfortable, stylish, warm room with lovely distant views over open countryside. Owners and staff are really lovely caring people and the food is excellent. Another perfect stay - I shall never stay anywhere else when in this area!'

Review By - Edward Stratton
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 6th March, 2015

Verified Customer

Relaxing stay.
5 stars 5

'This was a relaxing stay. The room was beautiful, the food fantastic. Would recommend to anyone needing a recharge.'

Review By - Mrs. Joanne Barden
Date - 23rd February, 2015

Verified Customer

The Gem of East Anglia
5 stars 5

'Our 3 night stay at The Pheasant began with a warm welcome from Diana in their beautiful 500 year old pub. Our accommodation, which is only 4 years old and about 20 steps away, was clean, fresh, spacious and had lovely views of the countryside. We enjoyed delicious meals cooked be James each night, after exploring the local sights by day. Breakfast was also a meal to remember! I would recommend staying at The Pheasant to anyone who is thinking of travelling in this part of England. It\'s a wonderful base in friendly, relaxing surroundings.'

Review By - Valerie Forsyth
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 19th February, 2015

Verified Customer

The best choice
5 stars 5

'The Pheasant proved an inspired choice of venue to meet up with cousins. We were made very welcome by the owner and staff, the food was wonderful and we couldn\'t fault our room. We will definitely go again and tell our friends.'

Review By - Rosemary Norden
Date - 6th February, 2015

Verified Customer

Fabulous in every respect
5 stars 5

'The best way I can describe my stay is that it was everything I had hoped it would be and more! And in my case that is really saying something. I look forward very much to an opportunity to return.'

Review By - Edward Stratton
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 5th December, 2014

Verified Customer

Wonderful Stay
5 stars 5

'I booked 2 nights for my parent\'s 8oth birthday surprise. They were very impressed and pleased and could not fault the room, service and staff and owners. The rooms were very comfortable and warm. The food was excellent and a wonderful choice. The staff were very attentive in every way. They were recommend it.'

Review By - Laura Savill
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st November, 2014

Verified Customer

Service, food and accommodation - first class
5 stars 5

'My wife and I stayed with two friends for one night whilst passing through. The young lady who was behind the bar when we arrived was really welcoming and seemd to take pleasure in showing us to our room. I travel a lot with work and this is the FIRST time that the person showing me to my room has specifically asked if either of us is allergic to feathers and then replaced two down pillows with synthetic as we unpacked. The bar is also very welcoming and my wife and I both enjoyed the complimentary drink on arrival. Dinner selections were excellent too, the chef certainly knows how to prepare, cook and serve game and my wife found the mushrooms on ciabatta faultless. The wine list is as good as you\'ll find in any \"gastropub\" and the prices are extremely fair. The hospitality even extended to providing a full cooked breakfast an hour earlier than the kitchen usually opens because we had an early appointment to make. We will be finding an excuse to tour the area just so we can stay here again.'

Review By - Dr. Mark Lowdell
Date - 8th November, 2014

Verified Customer

!!!!!!!!!!!
5 stars 5

'What can we say? From walking into The Pheasant, to leaving was an absolute pleasure. Nothing too much trouble, everything spotlessly clean and comfortable. Thank you for making our very emotional weekend less stressful, with your kindness.'

Review By - Irene Jones
Date - 5th October, 2014

Verified Customer

Peaceful Haven
5 stars 5

'Stayed for 3 nights ,Diana and James are excellent hosts and the food was wonderful. Felt totally at home in a peaceful and very relaxing place. Plenty to do around the area. Would definitely recommend'

Review By - Sarah Dyer
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 29th August, 2014

Verified Customer

Fantastic!
5 stars 5

'We had two nights at The Pheasant. My partner is wheelchair-bound, and so we stayed in the Mark Catesby Room, which is fully designed for those with disability issues and also beautifully designed and appointed, with French windows opening to a lovely seating area and a vast expanse of fields beyond. Hosts Diana and James were enormously welcoming, and the food was exquisite: beautifully conceived and prepared, with a wide selection. We left refreshed and restored! One of our very best hotel stays in the past few years.'

Review By - Dr. Michael Worton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd July, 2014

Verified Customer

Thank you
5 stars 5

'Thank you for a very comfortable stay, excellent facilities and breakfast. Thank you also for booking the taxis at short notice for us. Our only disappointment was that lunch was not served on the day of our arrival due to staffing issues. I would recommend anyone to stay at The Pheasant for it's facilities'

Review By - Mrs. Tracy Church
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 20th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Just perfect
5 stars 5

'This was perfection. The rooms are stunning, large and beautifully equipped, better than many 5star hotels. Our hosts are delightful, friendly helpful and welcoming. The food from a sensible size menu is perfectly cooked and presented with a reasonably priced wine list.'

Review By - Roy Towndrow
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely
5 stars 5

'There is a very friendly welcome here and a personal touch in all aspects f service. The rooms are stylish and modern with excellent facilities. The pub has excellent home cooking using local produce and vegetables and eggs from the garden. In a tranquil country setting it would be hard to find a nicer place for a short treat.'

Review By - Ms. Daphne Rumball
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 13th July, 2014

Verified Customer

Perfect wedding night
5 stars 5

'A wonderful hotel that I would recommend to anyone. It was our wedding night, and the hosts stayed up late to check us in and show us our room. Our fantastic chef made us a delicious breakfast even though he was recovering from surgery. The atmosphere is very relaxed and warm, with great views of the surrounding countryside, lovely gastropub, and a well kept garden.'

Review By - Zane Duxbury
Date - 6th June, 2014

Verified Customer

Very pleasant stay
5 stars 5

'We were staying overnight having attended a nearby wedding. The rooms are of a high standard and the breakfast was excellent. Beautiful views across the countryside.'

Review By - Mr. Roy Wigmore
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 19th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Great place to stay in Suffolk
5 stars 5

'We arrived a bit frazzled after the Dartford Tunnel experience, but the friendly staff made us feel welcome, checked us in quickly and we were soon sitting down to a delicious supper with our friends. Great food and excellent service. Wish we had stayed longer.'

Review By - Ms. Ann Dieckmann
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 12th May, 2014

Verified Customer

Not for kids
2 stars 2

'Room was great, food was great, but unfortunately felt that children were tolerated rather than welcomed - would not recommend for a family stay.'

Review By - Keith Whiteside
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 4th May, 2014

Verified Customer

A contented guest
4 stars 4

'A really good establishment. Accomodation was excellent in Oates Suite with quality fittings and provided everything to accommodate my disability. The business is very much food led and was first class in terms of variety and quality. Under this format the scoring system will only grade 4 out of 5. Personally I would score it 4.5 out of 5. Because it is food led the wet trade is very much secondary. Our meal on the first night was great but it was unhelpful to be hurried away at the end of our meal as the table was booked out to another party. Particularly so as the premises were so busy that there was not even some where to sit for a nightcap.'

Review By - Martin Lumb
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 9th April, 2014

Verified Customer

Great Stay All Round
4 stars 4

'Very comfy room with thoughtful touches like REAL milk in the mini-fridge instead of the usual horrid UHT capsules. My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner and an excellent Argentinian Malbec - the wine list has been carefully put together by someone who knows what they're doing. This is pub food as it should be - the best local and fresh seasonal produce, beautifully cooked. The Pheasant avoids the usual mistake of amny 'gourmet pubs' that try to do 'fine dining' and failing miserably. The food is spot on - my wife's fetta, fig & serrano ham salad was delicious and my home-made salman pate was light, fluffy and scrumptious. I had the best sirloin steak I've ever had and Debbi made short work of a very large cheeseboard. Puds looked fab, but we just could not have managed another bite! Staff were lovely, very friendly but also very professional 10/10 guys! Breakfast was fab too! If you're after a peaceful, country spot and a relaxed evening with great food, then The Pheasant delivers on it's promises. Recommended.'

Review By - Mr. Richard Burgess
Date - 30th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Beautiful
5 stars 5

'My wife and I had a wonderful one night stay. The pub was very nice with excellent food, beer and wine. The accommodation was of a very high standard and the views were incredible. We will be going back soon!'

Review By - Matthew Ball
Date - 24th March, 2014

Verified Customer

excellent
5 stars 5

'The accommodation,restaurant and hospitality were excellent,a real gem in lovely countryside.Very enjoyable.'

Review By - Thomas Bevan
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd March, 2014

Verified Customer

A very good choice
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation, great food and very friendly staff - highly recommended. Will stay again!'

Review By - Michael Owen
Date - 20th March, 2014

Verified Customer

What more do you want?
4 stars 4

'Comfortable room, good food, good beer, pleasant staff.'

Review By - Mr. Alistair Allan
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 18th March, 2014

Verified Customer

The pheasant
5 stars 5

'A fabulous warm welcome from the staff, very helpful and attend your every need, we stayed in the john constable room with a large four post bed, the room was very well appointed with wifi,flat screen television, tea and coffee facilities, and a small fridge with complimentary water, there were window seats and amazing views of the countryside. There was also a large double shower, and the bathroom was very modern and well appointed. Amazingly soft towels, the food served is fantastic with a great selection of starters, main course and desert, overall we had an amazing time and would highly recommend to our friends and family. We are now planning to revisit soon.'

Review By - John Anderson
Date - 15th March, 2014

Verified Customer

weekend break
4 stars 4

'large comfortable rooms, very friendly helpful staff and fab food . Good weekend .'

Review By - Mrs. Heather Moldon
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 10th March, 2014

Verified Customer

Excellent Stay
5 stars 5

'I had the great pleasure of staying at the Pheasant this weekend. The Hotel ,staff and management was first class could not fault the stay at all. I am looking forward to my next and hopefully continued stays at the Pheasant Hotel. This hotel is a must'

Review By - Mr. Richard Barker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 2nd March, 2014

Verified Customer

Birthday Treat
5 stars 5

'This was our second short stay at The Pheasant. We were pleased with our room (Thomas Gainsborough), and the food was excellent. We both had belly of pork as a main course, and it was delicious. Everything on the menu sounded enticing, so we will be back!'

Review By - Mr. Tom Geddes
Date - 21st February, 2014

Verified Customer

Lovely Valentine Celebration
5 stars 5

'Wonderful stay Great food Lovely accomadation'

Review By - Mrs. Susan Foster
Date - 16th February, 2014

Verified Customer

An excellent Valentine's Day stay
5 stars 5

'Had a lovely Valentine's Day stay. Lovely food and room.'

Review By - Mr. Kevin Wyre
Date - 16th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Overnight at the pheasant
4 stars 4

'What a great experience! We stayed here as a prelude to attending a family wedding at a local wedding venue. We arrived to a glass of prosecco and a warm welcome on a wet winters day. We were shown our room which was definitely boutique hotel style and very comfortable and warm. Having sorted ourselves into the room we went back inside the bar as we had booked for an evening meal. We were a little early but seated at our table straight away and the waitress couldn't have been more helpful. The food was really excellent and we over indulged with three courses plus dessert wine &c. We had a great nights sleep although had to open a window as it was slightly too hot in the room, not a bad side to err on though.( we probably should have mentioned this) Breakfast Next morning was just right and freshly cooked. We set off that morning feeling we had had a great experience with excellent accommodation and really good food. The wedding venue we went onto could do with some pointers from the Pheasant we later discovered....'

Review By - Mrs. Georgina Brown
Date - 12th February, 2014

Verified Customer

please dont use my name!
4 stars 4

'An exceptional welcome greeted us at The Pheasant. Apart from a drink and guide around the room, we had a careful map of local walks to take the dog. The food was good and the pork belly and steak were appreciated particularly. Our breakfast eggs tasted of freshness, whilst the honey for the toast was divine. And then we were given directions for the next leg of our journey.....great.'

Review By - Mrs. Jane Morris
Date - 9th February, 2014

Verified Customer

mini break
5 stars 5

'Really great stay. Lovely welcoming hosts, fabulous food and the room was of very high quality. Would strongly recommend.'

Review By - Mrs. Katie Walker
Date - 8th February, 2014

Verified Customer

Anniversary weekend
5 stars 5

'Welcoming and comfortable pub with delicious food and a satisfying combination of remote and easy to reach. The overnight rooms were an amazing treat. We had a fantastic weekend'

Review By - Mrs. Helen Pettifor
Date - 31st December, 2013

Verified Customer

Oct 2013 stay
5 stars 5

'We stayed at the Pheasant for 1 night for my husband's 40th birthday. The room was lovely - comfy and clean with a fab bubbley bath - and the food was amazing!! The glass of Prosecco on arrival was a nice touch. Would definitely stay again!'

Review By - Mrs. Angela Vant
Date - 17th October, 2013

Verified Customer

late booking
5 stars 5

'wonderful overnight stay to celebrate a 60th birthday. Will recommend. Room great, food plentiful and delicious, warm hospitality.'

Review By - Mrs. Elaine Hemmings
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th October, 2013

Verified Customer

Miss
5 stars 5

'Delicious dinner and lovely room - thank you for a wonderful trip.'

Review By - Ms. Beverley Sparrow
Date - 29th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Fantastic find
5 stars 5

'This was just we were looking for, in a quiet location. Our room was perfect with many finishing touches and with french doors our dog (Maisie) was suited as well. There was something on the menu to suit everyone and everything was cooked presented and served well. We would recomend a stay at The Pheasant or just for a wonderful meal.'

Review By - Mrs. Frances Lambert
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 13th September, 2013

Verified Customer

80th Birthday
5 stars 5

'We all had a wonderful stay. We had a very warm welcome. The staff were extremely accommodating. The accommodation was beautifully presented and the food was excellent and great value. Overall we had a really relaxing and pleasurable stay.'

Review By - Mrs. Bridget Sweeney
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 8th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Amazing stay
5 stars 5

'My husband and I and our close friends came to stay at The Pheasant the bank holiday weekend. We had an amazing time from arriving to a warm welcome and glass if prosecco, to being shown to our beautiful rooms over looking picturesque farm land to a delicious 3course meal.The staff were friendly, helpful and really made our stay 5 stars. The food was wonderful and the breakfast the following morning was just what we needed to set us up for our journey come. The gardens and allotment and the hotel itself are really are worth a visit. 5/5 and we will be returning next year. Thank you'

Review By - Mrs. Sarah Spashett
Date - 8th September, 2013

Verified Customer

Amazing break!
5 stars 5

'Peace, quiet, amazing food and lovely people - what more could you want? We hope to return to repeat the experience in the future.'

Review By - Mr. Michael Simmonds
Date - 4th September, 2013

Verified Customer

The Pheasant Gestingthorpe
5 stars 5

'A lovely place run by lovely people. Great welcome; huge room with all mods cons. Good supper, and a nice deal on the room and taster menu.'

Review By - Mr. Mike Flood Page
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd September, 2013

Verified Customer

Worth the Long Journey!
5 stars 5

'Our trip from Lancashire to Essex for a wedding meant finding a B&B via the internet. We couldn't have stumbled upon a better choice and were amazed at the delicious dinner on arrival, lovely room and friendly welcome. We had the room with Access facilities (it was the only one left at the time of booking) and it was really well appointed and great for those with needs as well as those without - with French doors to the sunny terrace overlooking an enormous cornfield. I have been trying to think of an excuse to book all five rooms for a family gathering and dinner! A pity we are so far away - but if you are nearer, or coming for a special occasion or even a week, don't miss it. Thanks for making our weekend so memorable. We hope to return for longer.'

Review By - Mrs. Gill Henwood
Date - 19th August, 2013

Verified Customer

Would do it again
4 stars 4

'Very friendly staff, pleasant surroundings, quite location nice big room. Good for a break'

Review By - Mr. Russel Withers
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 30th July, 2013

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'A charming pub, family run, offering highest comfort in the well equiped rooms and a warm and friendly welcome. We came from Austria and we have been to many places before but this is one of the very best in whole UK. The pub is tastefully decorated with antique furniture and nice artwork. You can feel the atmosphere and history of the pub without having the dirt and dust of the last hundred years on the tables, the walls, the chairs and the floor as the bar and the restaurant has been looked after very well. The freshly cooked dinner made by the chef himself was excellent. So the breakfast with fresh fruits and even lovely English cheese. The room was decorated in moderen style, had an excellent bed and offered all the modern comfort (TV, Power Shower, WiFi) that is needed for a pleasent stay. Thank you for the warm welcome. We enjoyed the stay in this very dog friendly inn and we had lovely walks in the fields behind the inn. We┬┤ll definitely come again. Kind regards, Michael + Renate (Klosterneuburg/Austria)'

Review By - Mr. Michael Ruttner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 3rd July, 2013

Verified Customer

A treat in the country
5 stars 5

'We arrived on Friday which was cold and raining so it was lovely to walk into the Pheasant and sit infront of the wood burners with our complementary glass of prosecco before we went to our room. Accommodation was excellent, spacious, clean and very pleasant and the bed was soooo comfy. Luckily the next morning brought completely different weather so we could walk out of our bedroom and were confronted with a beautiful view across the countryside and we were able to explore some of the surrounding Countryside including Belchamp Hall which featured in the Lovejoy TV series. We would highly recommend The pheasant; the food was excellent and James and Diana are engaging hosts.'

Review By - Ms. Maria Costello
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th May, 2013

Verified Customer

The Pheasant Inn
4 stars 4

'Warm, friendly hosts and staff, lovely room and big bed. Attention to detail. Food good too.'

Review By - Mrs. Brenda Caddick
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st March, 2013

Verified Customer

A relaxing stay at the Pheasant
5 stars 5

'We chose the Pheasant to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The room was very comfortable and had lovely views across the fields. The food was excellent and our hosts could not have been more helpful. We shall return again when the weather is better so that we can explore the lovely countryside.'

Review By - Mr. Frank Woods
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th March, 2013

Verified Customer

A relaxing stay.
5 stars 5

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Pheasant. Our room was comfortable and tastefully designed, the food was delicious and the location tranquil. Our hosts were warm yet professional and we would definitely return. We feel that The Pheasant provides good value for money. Our only small areas for improvement would be for the wireless to be accessible from the room (John Constable). Also our room wasn't ready when we arrived, even though we made specific arrangements on the booking form. These things would not prevent us recommending the hotel to others however.'

Review By - Mrs. Catherine Beach
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 24th March, 2013

Verified Customer

Really worth a visit!
5 stars 5

'Quite excellent quality boutique bedroom; presence of a sofa much appreciated. Food of the highest quality. A real find!'

Review By - Mrs. Janice Walker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 23rd March, 2013

Verified Customer

Fab birthday
5 stars 5

'A really good night the best sleep in ages! Food and service was excellent, would recommend as a place for a night away without hesitation'

Review By - Mrs. Caroline Downes
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st March, 2013

Verified Customer

Tasteful and tasty.
5 stars 5

'We stayed at The Pheasant on the night before the owners were due to go on holiday, so it would have been understandable had things been a little disorganised. It was not so. The room - Captain Oates - was spotless, comfortable and well appointed. The food and drink were remarkable, from a wonderfully bitter Pheasant Ale, made with smoked hops (I know that sounds odd, but try some) to Sausage and Mash that was as good as any I've ever had. In addition, both James and Diana somehow found time to chat, and James is a really interesting guy to chat with. We look forward to a return visit. Dave & Maggie Trahar'

Review By - Mr. David Trahar
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th January, 2013

Verified Customer

Review
5 stars 5

'Lovely place, great service and beautiful setting.'

Review By - Mrs. Sally May
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 3rd December, 2012

Verified Customer

The Pheasant
5 stars 5

'Thank you for your very welcoming hospitality The capt Oates Room was so very comfortable and quiet just what we needed The food was excel;ant and we will most definitly return'

Review By - Mr. Stuart Green
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 29th October, 2012

Verified Customer

Relaxing weekend
4 stars 4

'We've just returned from an overnight stay at the pheasant. Our room was nice and the jacuzzi bath added a nice addition. Lovely comfy bed and a picturesque view added to the overall experience. The breakfast included was of good quality, with plenty of choice for everyone. We ate at the restaurant in the evening and were impressed with the food, value and service. From the moment we arrived at the pheasant pub we were impressed with the service at hotel check in we were given a glass of chilled wine and on entering our room told everything we needed to know. We would recommend this hotel/ restaurant for a nice relaxing break but feel that the rooms may be a little over priced.'

Review By - Mr. Paul Blakeley
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st October, 2012

Verified Customer

Recent stay
5 stars 5

'Had a most enjoyable stay over two nights. The room (Oates) was excellent - large, very comfortable, wonderful views and very well appointed and equipped. Bath was a great "exra". Food at the Pheasant was equally good (highly recommend the lamb and the cheese board). The breakfasts were a great start to the day with plenty of choice and variety. All in all a wonderful experience - we will be back!!'

Review By - Mr. John Turner
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th September, 2012

Verified Customer

Visiting from the West Country
5 stars 5

'Many thanks for a lovely stay (3 days). A very warm and welcoming atmosphere, great accomodation and good food, what more can you ask for?'

Review By - Mr. Bill Hall
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 6th July, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent for family stay
4 stars 4

'Excellent stay - friendly & professional staff, the room was spotless with ample space and the food was very good. Will definitely recommend to others and stay again when we are in the area.'

Review By - Dr. Stephanie Van Colen
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 12th June, 2012

Verified Customer

A thoroughly enjoyable stay
5 stars 5

'We booked in for one night as a very short break over the long weekend, as we knew the Essex/Suffolk borders quite well but wanted more than a day trip there from home. We were delighted with the Pheasant accommodation and food. We had a beautiful view from our bedroom window, and the setting was peaceful - a welcome change from our normal existence. We thoroughly enjoyed a 3-course dinner and then a delicious breakfast. Highly recommended!'

Review By - Mrs. Helen Dixon
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th June, 2012

Verified Customer

Four days away from it all
5 stars 5

'I live in Australia and visited Essex to do some family tree research. I discovered The Pheasant via a Google search and was delighted to find such superior accommodation well away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I had four glorious days being looked after by Diane and James, they certainly make you very welcome. My room was large and extremely comfortable, the bed and bathroom were fabulous. Really enjoyed the food, so much so I ate there for each of the four nights. I can thoroughly recommend The Pheasant.'

Review By - Mrs. Rachel Dulson
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 1st June, 2012

Verified Customer

Wonderful!
5 stars 5

'Our stay at The Pheasant was just perfect. A lovely part of the world; our hosts were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was delightful and the food was exceptional. In everything there was attention to detail. We will certainly return.'

Review By - Mrs. Maire Mcalister
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 1st June, 2012

Verified Customer

Retreat for couples
5 stars 5

'Wonderful haven to spend time together. The rooms are of a very high standard and the food is made with great care and detail. This is our second visit and would gladly come back again.'

Review By - Ms. Mary Ryan
Date - 8th May, 2012

Verified Customer

Excellent hotel
5 stars 5

'The pheasant is an excellent hotel, very clean and spacious rooms with brilliant views. The staff were very friendly and polite, also the food in the pub was fantastic. I would defiantly recommend staying here.'

Review By - Adam Berg
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 10th April, 2012

Verified Customer

Accommodation Response

'Thank you for your excellent review...we look forward to welcoming you to the Pheasant once again. With many thanks Diana Donoghue The Owner'

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