Our relaxing restaurant with rooms in Little Dunmow

The one and only Flitch of Bacon Inn, one of a kind in the world.

Nestled in the yale of the River Chelmer, The Flitch of Bacon is a warm, welcoming and relaxing restaurant with rooms housed in a stunning sixteenth-century Grade I listed building. It is also the only pub or restaurant in the whole world that bears this name, which celebrates an old folk ritual dating back to the 12th Century, from which the prize was a flitch of bacon. This is celebrated today with our signature dish, “the Flitch of Bacon” a concoction of cauliflower cream, maple glazed bacon and Granny Smith apples.

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.

Garden Pea Plant = some of the fresh seasonal ingredients on our restaurant menus at the Flitch of Bacon, Michelin Starred restaurant, Dunmow Essex

The very best seasonal menus

We use the freshest seasonal ingredients, sourced from the surrounding Essex countryside, handled with passion and 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 and join us at our fabulous restaurant with rooms and delight in our dinner, room and breakfast breaks.

Michelin star restaurant with luxury rooms in Essex, Flitch of Bacon, Little Dunmow

Restaurant with rooms

Seasonal menus with superb, hand-picked wines

Our creations from the restaurant’s kitchen boast delicious locally sourced seasonal menus along with hand-picked majestic wines. You can be assured of a feast whatever the occasion. The Flitch of Bacon is a dining destination for all seasons. In summer, dine in the sunny terrace garden where guests can enjoy barbecue events or shaded lazy lunches. 

In winter we invite you to cosy up in front of our roaring log burner whilst enjoying an aperitif in our bar or partake of the best meal of the week, our traditional Sunday roast complete with all the trimmings! We even have kennels for your four-legged companions!

Culinary events

Enjoy our calendar of culinary events to suit all tastes

We provide a varied calendar of gastronomic and drinks events to entice you back to us time and again. These range from gin or wine tastings, foraging in the nearby woodlands or learning top culinary skills from our talented team of chefs.


Dine and stay in our luxury boutique bedrooms

We have three sumptuously chic bedrooms, adorned with lavish fabrics and quirky furnishings. They make the perfect setting for a romantic getaway to complement our dining experience but also our rooms and restaurant are ideal for the business traveller.

We’d love to welcome you

Come and enjoy the treasure that is The Flitch of Bacon

Watch out for our forthcoming events and if you require further information on our rooms, dining at the Flitch of Bacon, or any of our events, just give us call or drop us an email.