What’s around Down Hall?

Historical Bradwell on Sea offers a wide array of attractions waiting to be enjoyed both by residents of Down Hall who take advantage of our regular days out, and for family and friends paying a visit.

In this section of our website we’ve put together a selection of what we feel are the best features of Bradwell on Sea and the nearby town of Burnham on Crouch. If there is anything you feel is missing, you are welcome to email us with your suggestions!


The Historic Church of St Peter-on-the-Wall

In the 7 th century AD, Saint Cedd, an Anglo-Saxon monk and bishop from Northumbria, founded a monastery within the old walls of Othona, the original Roman settlement that eventually became Bradwell on Sea. This monastery survives to this day as one of Britain’s oldest churches: St Peter-on- the-Wall.

On the first Saturday of each July, the church is the destination for pilgrims who travel from all corners of the globe to attend an open air service followed by a summer fair with stalls, music and dancing. Other special events are held throughout the year.

More information here.

Public Houses

There are three good public houses in Bradwell on Sea:

The Green Man is a 16 th century former smuggler’s inn with a large beer garden and bed and breakfast accommodation.

More information here.

The Cricketers is a family friendly pub situated close to St Peter-on- the-Wall Church offering real ales, lunchtime and evening meals and live music.

More information here.

The Kings Head is, as of April 2016, undergoing refurbishment after a fire in 2014 so will be closed until further notice.

More information here.

Bradwell Marina

The picturesque Blackwater Estuary is home to Bradwell Marina which offers lovers of all things nautical a haven of enjoyment. There is a clubhouse sporting its own bar and restaurant with views over the moorings. In the 1960s, Bobby Moore, Roger Moore and Sean Connery all had a hand in transforming the marina into the commercial venture it is today. Definitely a place to pause and take in the fresh sea air over a warm or chilled drink, depending on the weather.

More information here.

Bradwell on Sea for Walkers

The history and ruggedness of this seaside village means it naturally lends itself to avid walkers. There is plenty to see en-route, including St Peter’s Church and the aforementioned marina as well as rows of idyllic cottages and the village school and, of course, our local public houses: ideal for a mid-ramble stop-off.

More information and suggested walks here.


Burnham on Crouch

20 miles from Chelmsford, 10 miles from Bradwell on Sea and with its own railway station of the same name, Burnham on Crouch is a thriving town with a rich waterside heritage. Renowned for its annual sailing regatta known as Burnham Week, held every August since 1893, the area is a hive of places to eat and drink. Visitors are recommended to pay a visit to The Railway Hotel, The Ship, The Anchor, the New Welcome Sailor, Oyster Smack and the Star, amongst many others. There are also a few small supermarkets, a newsagents and a petrol station.

More information here.

Would you like to find out more?

Our dedicated staff will be happy to help. Call us on 01621 776509 or alternatively, visit our contact us page for more details.