a la carte


Homemade bread + oils £3 V

Olives £2 V/VE/GF

Homemade crackers, cheese fondue £5 V

Bucket of whitebait, tartar sauce £6



Spiced lentil soup, homemade bread £6.90 V DF GF*

Cured river rainbow trout, dill, fennel and apple £7.90 DF* GF

Pigeon, pickled beetroot and mushroom £7.90 (may contain shot) GF DF*

Pork fagot, sweet potato bubble & squeak, garlic crumb £8.90 GF

Cheese and onion souffle, white wine sauce and pickled salad £6.90  V



Braised shin of beef, carrot and Hasselback potatoes £16.50 

Dressed partridge, parsnip, cherry, oaked smoked mash, jus £17.50 (may contain shot) GF DF*

Bulgar wheat stuffed peppers, tomato sauce £13 V VE* GF*

Sirloin steak, flat mushroom, vine tomatoes, chips, salad £21 GF/DF*

Fillet steak, flat mushroom, vine tomatoes, chips, salad £26 GF/DF*

Cod loin, Mersea Island sea greens, burnt onion sauce, sauted potatoes £15.90 GF DF*

Honey roasted ham, egg, chips £11.90 GF

Scampi, chips, peas or salad £12.90

Burger (rump steak + red onion), bacon + cheese topped, chutney + marmalade, chips, salad £13.90

Battered or grilled fish of the day, chips, peas or salad. £13.90 GF*/DF*

Pie of the day, mashed potato, vegetables £13.90

Omelette, chips, salad (fillings: Ham, mushroom or cheese) £10.90 V*/GF*

Skate, Mersea Island sea greens, chips, salad £15.90 GF



Honey roasted mustard ham, egg, chips £6.80 GF

Tomato + basil pasta, garlic bread £6.80 V

Scampi, chips, peas or salad £7.90

Fish of the day, chips, peas or salad £7.90 GF*

Burger, chips, salad £6.80

Pheasant goujons, sweet chilli dip, chips, salad



Smoked salmon croissant, salmon + dill mousse £7.50

Home smoked mackerel pate, horseradish mayo on toasted malted bloomer £6.50

Brie & honey roasted figs on white or malted bloomer £6.50 V – add bacon £7.50

Pulled beef brisket, chive crème fraiche on brioche £6.50

Sausage + red onion marmalade on ciabatta £6.50 DF


GF bread is available as a substitute for the above


Cajun chicken salad £12.90 GF/DF

King prawn, avocado + egg salad £12.90 GF/DF

Goats cheese salad £10.90 V/GF

Grilled salmon, Greek salad £15.90 GF



Tiramisu with cherry & walnut £6 V

Carrot cake, chocolate soil, cardamom ice cream £6 V

 White chocolate risotto, plum jam, hazelnut £6 GF V

Citrus tart, milk ice cream, white chocolate and lemon truffles £6 V*

Raspberry mousse with pistachio tuilles £6 GF*

Cheeseboard £8.90

(VE) = Vegan (VE*) = Vegan on request  

(V) = Vegetarian (V*) = Vegetarian on request

DF) = Dairy Free (DF*) = Dairy Free on request


(GF) = Gluten Free  (GF*) = Can be made GF on request but may require a substitute, please enquire with staff. We cannot guarantee 100% gluten free but we can help you avoid gluten.


Please tell us if you have an allergy or intolerance. Dish specific allergy information is available upon request. The Chef team are happy to provide allergy and intollerance advice. 



Tel. +44 (0) 1206 734 774


Donkey & Buskins 

Layer Road

Layer de la Haye






Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 23:00

Friday 11:00 - 00:00

Saturday 09:00 - 00:00

Sunday 12:00 - 22:00