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The Cinque Port Liberty

Brightlingsea Cinque PortBefore the Norman Conquest, King Edward the Confessor had contracted the 5 most significant Channel ports of that day to supply ships and guys “for the service with the monarch” and despite the fact that this was often as a “cross-Channel ferry service”, it was not exclusively so. Below the Norman kings this became the crucial means of keeping the two halves of their realm collectively, but following the loss of Normandy in 1205, their ships (the for-runners on the Royal Navy) abruptly became England’s very first line of defence against the French.
Right now the Cinque Ports have only a cere...
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The Rosebud Pub & Restaurant

A traditional Essex ‘beerhouse’ set in the small coastal town of Brightlingsea near Colchester and Clacton on Sea. It was built in 1843  and comprises of two fishermen’s cottages knocked into one. The pub is situated on Brightlingsea’s village green (Hurst Green) and from the beer garden has a superb south-facing view over farmland to Brightlingsea Creek and the open sea beyond. It’s a small, cosy establishment with low ceilings and a log fire which creates a lovely welcoming atmosphere.


Rosebud Pub BrightlingseaThe pub is popular with locals, holidaymakers and sea-faring visitors alike...

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