The Grade II-listed coaching inn, which is believed to date back to 1560, is opposite the old Market Place in the heart of the market town that was once a Roman settlement.
It is just five miles from the M11 and Stansted Airport, and near the new Great Leighs racecourse. The property sports an 18th-century façade along with a mix of Georgian- and Tudor-style architecture. It offers 31 en-suite bedrooms to sleep 59 guests (including one family, three suites, and five executive rooms).
The restaurant features exposed beams, wood panelling and an old grandfather clock. The Flitch bar has its own entrance from the High Street.
Two meeting/function rooms on the second floor include the Saracen Room, which can accommodate 50 guests seated and more for an informal reception, and the 20-capacity Flitch Suite.
Outside facilities include a courtyard seating area with picnic tables to the rear and parking for 45 cars.