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.
These days, we are proud to boast a fine selection of national and local ales, plenty of spirits and a lovely selection of red and white wine...prosecco for the ladies and we serve a beautiful pint of the black stuff - Guinness.
You can enjoy a meal in the restaurant area or the pub and there is always a selection of great meals on the variety of chalk boards - but pub favourites 'Sizzling Ribs', Home Made 'Scotch Egg', our famous 'D&P Burgers and Dogs' - and not forgetting of course Beer Battered Fish and homemade 'chunky' chips are always on offer.
We would highly recommend you try our gorgeous Sunday Roasts too (you WILL need to book to get a table, it is very popular).
You will always get a warm welcome from our lovely staff and the locals, we also have a 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.
So if you have enjoyed a day out at Cudmore Grove Country Park or you are staying on one of the holiday sites on the island, be sure to put The Dog on your list of places to visit - we guarantee you will definitely come back for more.
As we say... 'Our Welcome makes you Feel Local'
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.
We can't wait to meet you!