Food Service times – lunch and evening

Monday – Wednesday 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 5:30pm – 9pm


Fancy a Roast Dinner this Sunday? We’ve got you covered! We are doing take-away Roasts between 12pm-4pm.     TXT 07730 197673 to pre-order yours today!

Sunday Take-away Menu

(Pick up only)


Please text 07730197673 to place your order before 6pm on Saturday for Sunday


Roast Pork – £12.95

Roast Beef – £12.95

Nut Roast – £10.95

All Roasts come with roast potatoes, mixed veg (broccoli, carrots, cabbage), Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese & gravy.


Oreo Chocolate Brownie – £4.00

Apple & Blackberry crumble with custard – £4.00

Please inform us if you or someone you are ordering for has a food allergy or intolerance , full allergen information available on request. Our menu descriptions do not always include all ingredients


Thank you to all our customers who have visited since we reopened in July, we appreciate your continued support.

We may not look that same as you remember but we are just as enthusiastic about providing a friendly service and lovely food as ever. We have had to change a few things to abide by the guidelines and insure the safety of all our team and customers.


A few things to note

If you or anyone in your household are unwell please do not come and visit us.
-Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and throughout the building.
-We have fewer tables in the restaurant and bar area with greater distancing so do book on busy days to avoid disappointment.
-We are operating on a table service only basis.
-Masks must be worn when entering the pub, they may be taken off once you are sat at your table but worn again when moving around.
 – Please stay seated at your table throughout your meal – Do not interact with others even people you know.
-Please abide by the Government Rule of Six outside.
-Only 1 House Hold or Support Bubble can book a table for inside dinning
-We will ask you to log into the track and trace system on arrival

Thank you for your understanding in these hard times we hope you can all help us stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again this Autumn


A little bit about us….

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 is a decking area to the back of the restaurant which is a real sun trap in the summer months and a terrace at the front of the building with heaters for all year round comfort.
We pride ourselves on offing a warm friendly welcome to all, whether just popping in for a coffee with a friend a meal with the family all are welcome.
Bottoms up – We have some brilliant guest beers that we rotate throughout the year and a fantastic “Foxy Bites” Menu for those drinkers just wishing to have a nibble.
The Little ones – High chairs are available on requests as well as colouring and games to keeps the kids busy while they wait for their mini fish and chips from our popular kids menu.
Dogos – Well behaved Dogos are welcome in our bar area to get spoiled with treats from the team and get a picture taken so they can be added to our “Doggy Wall Of Fame”.  
Vegan/Veggie & Gluten Free – Although we are not a vegan, vegetarian or gluten free restaurant, we do try our best to cater for everybody.
Coffee fix – We serve a wide verity of coffees an teas all day, why not test out a liquor coffee skills too?

If you wish to make a booking, please call us on 01206 738723 from 10am. We are not currently accepting booking enquiries by email, please do just give us a call.