Subject: From Locals Day

It's clear that a lot of customers do not like the current operating hours, have queries about the shop, breakfast and a number of things.

To address these as fully and fairly as possible:

1. Operating Hours

These were reduced to fit trade patterns and to save money. Whilst it is appreciated that some have found these not to their liking, its simple economics. Staff costs are upwards, all supplies are continuing to rise and we already pay a premium for supplies on tie. Other suppliers have all put increases on us, utilities are ridiculously higher and we had invested during the pandemic spending thousands over and above the original ingoing budget.

In the face of these costs we have tried to reduce operating costs without putting vast price increases in place. We will take on board these comments and, effective Monday 1st November we are extending the opening times and will leave the kitchen open later. However, these changes will increase costs and we really need customers to support us and justify these costs, so the ball is in the consumer courts.

2. The Shop

The shop: will open the week commencing 1st November date will be confirmed on Friday 29th October. We are now accepting pre orders on tobacco products and other items.

3 Breakfast.

The Breakfast menu will be restored once we have sufficient competent kitchen staff to operate the business. You will be able to purchase coffee from the shop whilst we continue recruiting.

4.Pick Up and Drop Off

Yes we will be looking to lease or buy a 7 seater in the new year and offer a pick up and drop off service at a small charge. This will allow people to use us and get here and home safely without incurring high cab fares. These solutions are to help us build trade and assist our customers.

Takeaway Menus

Roast on the Road takeaway service will recommence from the 1st November 2021.

We continue to improve and grow the business here however, it needs you the customer to support your 'local' and we thank those who use us on a  regular basis and welcome all new clients.

We are here for you and we will do our utmost to give all customers a chance to experience great food, an activity, beverage or social opportunity they enjoy here with us.


For those who are unable to come and share your thoughts with us please complete the online form HERE

A free loyalty card will be issued to those who complete the form in full.

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Main Rd, Rettendon

Chelmsford CM3 8DY

T: 01245 400616


Bar & Food Times

12 noon to 9pm Sun - Mon
12 noon to 10.30pm Tues - Sat

Sunday 12 noon to 6pm
Mon, Tues, Wed 12 noon to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, 12 noon to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm

Mon to Wed 12noon to 8pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat 12 noon to 9pm
Sundays Roast on the Road, 12 noon to 6pm

Store Opening Times

We are pleased to announce that our new Village Shop will open in the very near future. 

Assistants required (apply here)