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 Bar for your four legged friends, it's best to book in advance as we do get quite busy!
Book your Christmas Meal with us
We are now taking bookings for Christmas Meals from 1st to 23rd December - you can choose either 2 or 3 courses. Our Christmas menu is on a pre-booked basis only, all you need to do is give us a call and reserve your table - pre-order your preferred option and let us do the rest.
Very Important Pensioners Menu
Book your VIP Meal with us
Every Thursday, we will be serving a special VIP menu catering especially for over 60's. Traditional pub classics just smaller portions at a great price. Just £11.95 for 2 courses and £13.95 for 3 courses. See the menu below and just click the link to reserve a table.
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.
Our dog friendly room for your four legged friends is in the small bar so do make sure to tell us you are bringing your dog if you are booking to eat in. There is also 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'
Quiz night is back, 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month - starting Wednesday 4th October
Join us on the 1st and 3rd of each month for our world famous quiz night - Hosted by Jonah - he promises no questions about football (joke)...Bring in your team to take on the brains of Mersea Island...Can you beat our regular grockles 'The Londoners'? cheeky chappies with a lot of chat...or maybe you are brave enough to take on the 'Fen Farmers' merciless in their on-going mission to topple those pesky out of towners! NEW TEAMS are always welcome, just turn up or give us a call to reserve a table (just to make sure)...