The Bluebell Inn (CAMRA North West Essex pub of the year 2005) also plays an important part in village life and is
currently run by Rod & Marian Stokes. They have recently attained
accreditation in The Good Beer Guide, unusual for an independent, and are
keen followers of folk music. Tuesday evenings have seen some extremely high
quality performers play at the pub, and on evenings where there is no
specific booking, the free music sessions have attracted many singers and
players of all ages.