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Great service and fantastic place! I just quirky ssud on arrival I wanted a nice table as it was my friends birthday and not only was our table fab but they brought a muffin with a candle in at the end of our breakfast. Such a thoughtful touch and it makes you realise what good staff The Ned have. Many thanks for making my friends b day breakfast extra special . MoreOpenTable Diner -
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It was quiet the day we went - Sunday. Service was very good - our waitress had a great personality and attitude. The only downside was there was only one choice of meat for the Sunday roast. The food the 3 of us ate was very nice and the puds delicious. MoreOpenTable Diner -
Had an amazing lunch with my mum for her birthday. Great service and lovely food as usual. Oh and loved the Bellini cocktails.. Can’t remember the waiters name but he was charming.. Table 40 12.30 booking Tuesday 9th October.. We will return MoreOpenTable Diner -
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Welcome to The Shoulder of Mutton, a country bistro full of character serving delicious dishes freshly cooked on the premises. Located in the picturesque village of Fordham, 6 miles north west of Colchester alongside the River Colne. The village is surrounded by 500 acres of wood owned by the Woodland Trust.
The Shoulder of Mutton – the oldest pub in Fordham dates back to 1380 and was originally built as a private house for a yeoman farmer who owned land in the area and provided work for locals. Years later it became an inn with earliest licencing records dating back to 1769. However, the date may have been shortly after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, around 1536, when travellers were forced to find alternative accommodation and the inn as a social amenity was born.
The parlour of the building was at one stage used as a butcher's shop, hence the name - The Shoulder of Mutton.More