The Pig at Maldon
A charming rustic space housed within the oldest (and allegedly haunted) part of the historic Kings Head Centre, The Pig at Maldon attracts the region’s foodies in droves to sample expertly prepared and generously portioned British and European cuisine. The inviting bar area is kept light and airy thanks to a large skylight, which floods the premises with natural light. Here the team serves a fantastic selection of libations spanning real ale from local brewery Mighty Oak, a selection of premium gins and single-malt whiskies, and a wide range of New and Old World wine.
Stave off hunger on arrival with something from The Pig’s bar menu. Freshly prepared tapas and sharing platters make for perfect appetisers while parties wait for everyone to arrive. All dishes on the seasonally changing menu are made with locally sourced produce wherever possible, and all fare is prepared on the premises by head chef Steve Schofield and his team. Think thyme-infused chicken breast served with crushed potatoes, creamy mustard sauce and pea shoots; veal escalope Milanese served with spaghetti and tossed in rich tomato sauce; and slow-braised pork belly accompanied by creamed garlic potatoes, crispy leeks, cider jus and black pudding crumb.
The stellar evening menu is complemented by a reasonably priced lunch menu and an increasingly popular Sunday roast offering. The Pig at Maldon is absolutely worth a visit.