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 & Essex’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. Tim Allen & his friendly team take pride in offering their locally sourced seasonal menus & handpicked wines in a relaxed setting & it’s easy to see why the Flitch is becoming a real favourite in Essex’s blossoming restaurant scene.

The St, Little Dunmow, Dunmow CM6 3HT

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 Tim Allen’s Flitch of Bacon Inn.

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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.


Talented Chef patron, Tim Allen has created a cosy & relaxing setting for his outstanding menu using fresh, local ingredients with the added theatre of an open kitchen & chef’s table to ensure you savour every moment.


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

Forthcoming events

New Year’s Eve at Tim allen’s Flitch of Bacon

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Festive Period at Tim Allen’s Flitch of Bacon

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