Our StoryThe Onley in Stisted

The Onley now

The Onley is nestled in the idyllic village of Stisted, Essex. Located on the site of The Black Lion, which burnt down in the early part of the 19th century, before being rebuilt as The Onley Arms by Mr Onley.
Opened June 2016 after an extensive refurbishment transforming the former 19th century Public Inn into an open and more inviting space, with stylish and contemporary finishes whilst still retaining a nod to its past.
The welcoming atmosphere and well equipped bar provides a delightful setting for all family occasions, private areas for meetings, as well as a Sports bar area for watching all the major sporting events! The outside patio area offers covered tables & chairs for a wonderful alfresco dining experience no matter what the British weather throws at us!
Our four well-appointed stylish bedrooms all have ensuite with walk in showers, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi, so you can always be sure of an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Stisted retains its lovely rural village feel yet it remains readily accessible from Braintree, Colchester, Chelmsford and Halstead.
Whilst the village remains centred around the All Saints Church the village has grown considerably with amenities including the Braintree Golf Club, which is regarded as one of the best in Essex.

Stisted also remains a favourite location for Ramblers with beautiful walks through the Bluebell Wood and along the River Blackwater.


Our aim

Our goal is to serve uncomplicated, freshly prepared wholesome food which is full of flavour.
The team of chefs here source their ingredients locally wherever possible and ensure only the freshest, tastiest ingredients are used in our dishes.
We also look to provide great tasting drinks with our beer, wine and other beverages sourced from people who are as passionate about what they do as we are.
A homely, friendly environment offering great food and hospitality, without compromise.

We are open six days a week with food served Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-3pm Lunch & 6-9pm For Dinner, Friday & Saturday from 12pm ALL DAY and Sunday from 12pm - 5pm.

To book or reserve a table please call 01376 325325, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our online reservation system for room reservations


Opening Hours

CLOSED ALL DAY ON MONDAYS
TUESDAY – THURSDAY 12PM – 11PM
FRIDAY 12PM - 12AM
SATURDAY 10AM – 12AM
SUNDAY 10AM – 8PM


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