The Dog & Pheasant
Our Welcome Makes You Feel Local
You will always get a warm welcome from our lovely staff and the locals.
We are proud to boast a fine selection of popular and local ales, plenty of spirits and a lovely selection of red and white wine. You can enjoy a meal in the restaurant area or the pub and there is always a choice of delicious meals on the variety of chalk boards. We also have a Dog Friendly 'Bessie's Bar' for your four legged friends.
Light Bites, Main Meals, Desserts & Sunday Roasts
Mon-Sat - 12pm-3pm & 5pm-8pm
Sunday - 12pm-4pm
Our menu changes daily and is displayed on our traditional chalk boards.
You can enjoy a meal in the restaurant area or the pub and there is always a selection of delicious meals made from locally sourced produce.
We have light bites and starters, plus freshly made deep filled baguettes, soup of the day and of course our pub favourites 'Sizzling Ribs', 'Mouth watering beef and veggie burgers' - and not forgetting of course our giant Beer Battered Fish and handcut chips.
There is also a 'chefs' special each day.
Gluten Free/Vegetarian/Vegan options are also available - see our Menu section for examples of what we have on offer each day.
Get to Know Us
We can't wait to meet you
The Dog (as it is known by the locals) is the only Pub on East Mersea - with a long history on the island - it used to be known as the Grey Goose - a 1769 document in Essex Record Office refers to it by that name, however, by 1855 it was known as the Dog and Pheasant and the name stuck.
In 1928 the building was much extended on the west side, and since then, the old part has been used as the pub restaurant, a holiday home, and now a private residence.
Bessie's Bar is our dog friendly room for your four legged friends. There is ample space in the large garden to relax and enjoy the sunshine and a large car park to boot.
Children are of course most welcome with well behaved parents. Please note that children under 12 are not permitted in the bar area after 9pm.
So next time you are on Mersea Island, head due East and join us and our friendly locals for great drinks, great food and great company.
As we say... 'Our Welcome makes you Feel Local'
Contact Us/Book a Table
We highly recommend pre-booking your table. Please do let us know if you have any special diet requirements - if you are bringing your dog - we will reserve you a place in 'Bessies Bar'.
East Rd, East Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8TP,