Our restaurant with rooms

Nestled in the vale of the River Chelmer in the picturesque hamlet of Little Dunmow, lies the Flitch of Bacon. A stunning sixteenth Century grade-I listed building & the only Michelin Star restaurant in Essex.

We are proud to offer locally sourced seasonal menus & handpicked wines in the relaxed setting of our restaurant and bar. It’s easy to see why The Flitch has become a real favourite in Essex’s blossoming restaurant scene.

The Street, Little Dunmow, Dunmow CM6 3HT

In light of the recent government announcement we want to reassure our customers of our compliance with legislation.

The Flitch of Bacon remains open and continues to operate under social distancing guidance and as always takes the safety of you our customer and our team seriously above all else.

Any reservations made are still live with us and we welcome your call if you have any questions.

The perfect business lunch venue

Whether you’re wanting to impress your boss or a client, or arranging a memorable leaving lunch for a colleague, why not do business in style at the Flitch of Bacon.

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The very best seasonal menus

We use the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced from the surrounding Essex countryside, handled with passion & imaginatively executed.

The most indulgent gourmet escapes

Looking to treat yourselves to an overnight culinary adventure? What are you waiting for? Go the whole hog & join us at our fabulous restaurant with rooms & delight in our dinner, room & breakfast breaks.

Michelin star restaurant in Essex


We have created a cosy & relaxing setting for the outstanding menu using fresh, local ingredients with the added theatre of an open kitchen & chef’s table to ensure you savour every moment.

Tim Allen's Flitch of Bacon Rooms to Stay


Our three contemporary rooms are all unique & named after rare breeds of pig with beautiful fabrics & king or super king-sized beds.

Forthcoming events

Cambridge Gin

Gin tasting at the Flitch

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Bellini Cocktail

New Year’s Eve

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Christmas Presents for a Foodie

Festive Period at the Flitch of Bacon

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Tim Allen's Flitch of Bacon Pub Garden