The Green, Wickham St Paul, Halstead, CO9 2PT
In the idyllic village of Wickham St Paul, patrons of The Victory can expect a warm welcome from Kevin and his team. Dating back to the 1700s, this quaint village pub and restaurant boasts a great selection of real ale and locally sourced food. In summer, visitors can enjoy cricket on the green with a pint, while in winter the roaring log fire creates the perfect cosy atmosphere. There’s also outside seating for up to 80 people, and room for 55 inside the pub – if you’re arranging an event or celebration, look no further than The Victory. With locally renowned head chef Paul Drury providing quality homemade meals such as roast rump of lamb with bubble and squeak, celeriac purée and mint and redcurrant jus, and sea bass fillets with asparagus and fondant potato, you’re sure of a superb supper. For walkers exploring the surrounding countryside, The Victory shines like a beacon, offering top-notch food and a casual ambience that’s sure to help you relax as you refuel. Perhaps you’ll plump for griddled Cajun chicken served with focaccia and guacamole, or the delectable wild mushroom and rocket omelette, accompanied by hand-cut chips, saffron mayo and salad. However sizeable your appetite, you’ll find something to satisfy at this much-loved establishment. The Victory is one of the real gems of the Essex countryside.