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The Castle

The Castle at Great Leighs is a country pub restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character.


About us

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.


Main Road, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex, CP3 1NE