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What to do in Mersea

Mersea Island is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK, situated off the coast of Essex and 9 miles southeast of Colchester.

There are an abundance of things to do on Mersea Island and with the island covering approximately 7 square miles, you will never be bored by the beautiful scenery that awaits you.

 

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The Company Shed

The Company Shed

The Comapny Shed is a family run seafood restaurant located in West Mersea, Colchester, they have gained a reputation among locals and tourists alike as being the best restaurant to visit for dishes such as crab, lobster, fish, mussels, tiger prawns and more. Their extensive eat-in or take-away seaf...

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Mersea Smugglers

Mersea Smugglers

Legend has it that Mersea and the surrounding area was well used by smugglers from the 16th to 19th century. The story goes that smugglers used to hide their stock at The Peldon Rose & The Dog and Pheasant in East Mersea. It is rumored that the smugglers would weigh down tubs of spirits and lowe...

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Who built the causeway onto Mersea Island?

Who built the causeway onto Mersea Island?

The only way to drive onto Mersea Island is over the Strood, but who built it? Mersea Island has a colourful history, Celtic people started to arrive on our shores from around 1800BC bringing with them their own domestic cattle which they interbred with the native variety. The Celts also intro...

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Redwood Stonebaked Pizza Bar

Redwood Stonebaked Pizza Bar

Redwood Stonebaked opened in March 2016 offering Neopolitian style pizzas cooked in an authentic wood fired pizza oven. They also serve fresh waffles and ice cream as well as paninis and calzone during lunch times. The environment is relaxed and casual in nature. For more information you can visit t...

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