Live Music @ The Fox

December 27th 8pm-11pm – Old Skool Duo

Christmas Opening times

Christmas Eve

Bar 12pm- 11:00pm  – Food 12pm –7pm

Christmas Day

Bar 12pm- 2pm Food – No food service

Boxing Day

Bar 12pm- 9:30pm Food 12pm – 6pm

New Years Eve

Bar 12pm – 10pm Food 12pm – 6pm

New Years Day

Bar 12pm – 09:30 pm Food 12pm – 6pm


(Please call in and collect a free ticket which will entitle you to one drink half price. Terms and conditions apply)

The Layer Fox is at the centre of the rural village of Layer de la Haye south of Colchester. Over 300 years old, it re-opened under new management in the summer of 2015 having been completely refurbished throughout. This restored and revealed the attractive old beams and oak flooring. There are three main areas: the comfortable dining room, an attractive bar with a large fireplace (and wood-burning stove in the winter) plus a cosy snug with books and free national newspapers available.
There are two terraces – one at the front and the other to the rear and so on fine days there is always a seat in the sun.
The four comfortable en suite bedrooms are in a quiet, separate building.
For bookings and general enquirers, please call 01206 738723

Bar Opening Times

Mon-Thur 12:00pm – 10:00pm //

Fri- Sat 12:00pm – 11:00pm // Sun 12:00pm – 9:30pm


Food Served every day, lunch and evening

Monday to Friday 12:00pm – 2:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm

//Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm //Sunday 12:00pm- 7:00pm

The parking area at the rear of the building can accommodate up to 20 cars.