Luxury Boutique Bed & Breakfast



Rooms @ 43 are situated on Great Britains’ largest village green in the village of Great Bentley, newly awarded ‘Essex Village Of The Year’.

We are located just 7  miles East of Colchester – Great Britains’ oldest recorded town & less than 10 miles from the seaside resort of Clacton-on-sea. We are also only 4 miles from Elmstead Market the home to Beth Chatto gardens founded by Beth Chatto (OBE) herself.  The port of Harwich is only 14 miles away.

Great Bentley railway station is just a 3 minute walk away and provides the village with rail services along the sunshine coast line to London Liverpool St, Clacton-on-sea, Colchester and Walton-on-the-naze.

All of our rooms overlook the 43 acres of green-land & are filled with natural light. Our rooms are situated above the beautiful fine dining restaurant that is ‘Restaurant 43’ & our customers are welcome to enjoy a  10% restaurant bill discount at the eatery.

All rooms come equipped with a Kingsize bed, dressing table, arm-chair, tea & coffee making facilities, Television, hair-dryer, Free WiFi, Fluffy bath blankets & toiletries.

Breakfast can be added into the price of your stay, for a small fee & is served either inside the restaurant or outside in the garden (weather dependant).

Something To Drink

Choose from a selection of fresh fruit juices to awaken your senses

To Start

A choice of cereal, meusli, fresh fruit, porridge or yoghurt

From The Chef


Full English Breakfast; Award-winning Old English sausages, home-smoked back bacon, eggs (scrambled, poached, fried or soft-boiled), vine-ripened plum tomatoes, roasted button mushrooms, hash browns, sauteed potatoes, black pudding & baked beans

(Vegetarian options available upon request.)


Choose something lighter from: Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Poached Egg on Toast, Beans on Toast, Bacon Sandwich, Sausage Sandwich, Scrambled Egg on Toast, Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Egg & Toast

To Finish

Fresh farmhouse toast on a choice of white or brown & served with Seville orange marmalade, Scottish strawberry jam, Wild-flower honey, & salted butter

Complete your breakfast with a choice of Teas & coffees.


Prices start from £99 per room per night

Please call us on 01206 252255 for more details.


Latest Reviews:

We were lucky enough to stay for 2 nights in the rooms above the restaurant. We had a beautiful room and lovely bathroom – GREAT shower!! 🙂 And a fabulous breakfast – freshly prepared fruit salad, freshly cook Full English. Beautiful!!
The welcome and service we received we absolutely superb. And Scarlett – what an absolute star – she really looked after us.
We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Restaurant 43 to other. Go stay there, eat there – you’ll love it. – AandS-Lymm – TripAdvisor


We stayed for two nights at Restaurant 43, our bedroom overlooking arguably the largest village green in the country, 43 acres, hence the name of the restaurant.It is really a misnomer to call it a bed and breakfast, as the bedroom was at least on a par with any 4 star hotel in London, the main difference being that every item in the room was of the highest quality and brand spanking new. The breakfast could quite easily fill you up for the rest of the day, you choose what you would like from a menu provided the night before. The evening meal was excellent, all freshly cooked, no microwaving, and the furnishing in the restaurant was very modern, comfortable and spotlessly clean. All the family are involved in the business, father even did all the structural work entailed in converting from a shop to a restaurant. Expansion is afoot, as negotiations are under way on a cottage next door. I shall definitely return – John F – TripAdvisor


We actually stayed at Restaurant 43 in one of their recently opened ’boutique’ guest rooms. The room was first class. One of the most comfortable beds I have ever found in any hotel or guest room. Everything was clean and comfortable.Had a really good night. The setting was lovely, overlooking the village green at Great Bentley, which is the largest village green in the world, or so I am told. We hadn’t booked to eat at the restaurant, but the proprietors managed to squeeze us in. The food matched anything we have had at one of Jamie Oliver’s or Rick Stein’s restaurants, but it was half the price. These guys could charge much more for what they offer, but I am not complaining at the price, especially as we were also given a 10% discount as we were staying the night.
This location is absolutely ideal for exploring rural north east Essex, which is a very attrative part of the country. You don’t even need to have a car, as there is a railway station in the village. I would recommend this place for a romantic weekend for couples! – Gill W – TripAdvisor