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Welcome to The Bricklayers Arms at Little Bentley


The Bricklayers Arms is a village pub between Colchester and Harwich in Essex with Real Ale & Real Food, roast Sunday lunches a speciality.
Opposite Little Bentley Village Green.


When the weather permits we have plenty of seating outside
and on our village green

Lunchtime and evening meals available Monday to Saturday, with Sunday lunches available until 4pm. We are closed Sunday evenings after 6pm.
It is always advisable to book whenever possible as we can get very busy on Sundays and may have functions during the week which can sometimes restrict dining space.

We will continue with our take aways including Sunday lunches. The menus below are a sample of dishes that we have available for dining at the pub and for take always, though there may be a greater choice of daily specials when eating on site.

Cod in beer batter

Whole tail scampi and chips

Supreme of salmon poached in lemon butter

Chicken goujons and chips with garlic or chilli mayo dip

Sausage and mash with onions and gravy

Brickie’s burger (lettuce, tomato, gherkin, bacon, cheese & red onion chutney) and chips

Beef lasagne and chips

Chicken curry with rice

Chilli con carne with rice

V. Tomato, vegetable and chilli linguine

For takeaways simply arrange a pick up slot by ringing the pub, 01206 250405
And order, or join the Brickies-village pub WhatsApp group.
Deliveries are not available
All our meals are home-made, prepared and cooked from scratch on the premises.
We use proper disposable foil take away containers with lids purchased from our wholesaler for all our take away meals.


£16.50 2 course £22.00

Roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding

Stuffed roast shoulder of pork with crackling

Roast free-range chicken with sage and onion stuffing

Roast leg of lamb with garlic and Rosemary

All meals are served with an array of vegetables as well as new/mashed
and roasted potatoes.

All menus are subject to change

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We have our regular monthly quiz in support of St Helena Hospice every SECOND Tuesday of the month.
We now have a second quiz on the LAST Thursday of every month. We call it the village quiz but everyone is welcome.
If you wish to attend either of these quizzes it is recommended that you book ahead.

Folk music is played at the pub on the first Tuesday of the month.
Bluegrass musicians perform on the third Wednesday of each month.


We are renowned for our Sunday Lunches using only the best cuts of meat and
a generous selection of locally grown, seasonal vegetables. click for full details

Families Welcome

Lunches 12.00 - 2pm, Evening Meals 7 - 9pm.
Open until 6pm Sunday, serving traditional Sunday roasts until 4pm.

The Bricklayers, a village pub in Essex, provides the perfect stop for lunch or dinner, whether you're visiting the many coastal towns: Harwich, Clacton, Frinton, Walton on the Naze or the stunning towns and villages in the Heart of Constable Country; Dedham, Colchester etc.
Little Bentley and the surrounding villages offer a choice of delightful accommodation.
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We are just 10 minutes from Harwich Ferry Port, so why not drop in for lunch on your way out or on arrival in Harwich. We're a village pub just 2 minutes off the A120, half way between Harwich and Colchester.

Just 10 minutes from Constable Country and the beautiful village of Dedham
and just 10 minutes from Colchester and the A12 which leads to Ipswich, or London and M25.

Click here for an interactive map to help you find us and view the local area.

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