How to get to the Farm

How to get to the farm

Whether it's yummy pub food you are looking for, or you are low on petrol, here is a host of useful information.





The bus stop is only at the end of Vernons road by the green triangle. Regular buses run into Colchester. 


Runs 20 to every hour

Sundays every 2 hours

First 88

Runs 10 past every hour

Does not run on Sundays


Chappel and Wakes Colne train Station is only a short walk away. Take the first right after the Viaduct and proceed up the hill about 300 yards.

Hourly trains operate on this line and connections from London, Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich can be made at Marks Tey.

Click below for train times


Chappel Cars

Licensed private hire

Nigel 07777 692785

01206 240436 answerphone

[email protected] 


Corner shop/Supermarket/Petrol


Today's General Store/Post office

15 minute walk

For the past 40 years the village shop has been owned and run by  Chris Eaton. Once you pass under the Viaduct the shop is on the left hand side.

Open hours

Monday       6.30am-6pm

Tuesday       6.30am-6pm

Wednesday 6.30am-1pm

Thursday     6.30am-6pm

 Friday          6.30am-6pm

Saturday     8am-6pm

        Sunday        8.30am-12.30pm 



The co-operative 

5 minute drive

37 High Street, Earls Colne, CO6 2PA

01787 222092

Open Hours

Monday-Saturday 7am-1opm

Sunday 10am-4pm


10 minute drive

1 Western Approach, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8AA
01206 748440
Open hours
Monday - Saturday 6am-12pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Petrol station open hours
Monday - Saturday 5am-12pm
Sunday 7am-10pm

Closest petrol station and cash point 
7 minute drive
Halstead Road, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, CO6 3PU
01206 211 718
Open hours
7am-11pm 7 days a week


Food & Drink


The Swan

15 minute walk

Country pub just a short walk away.

Dogs allowed in bar seating area.

The Street, Chappel, Colchester, Essex,

CO6 2D

01787 222353

The Swan's menu can be found in our information room.

The Thatchers Arms

5 minute drive
Country pub with stunning views.
Hall Road, Mount Bures, Essex
C08 5AT
Open hours
12pm - 11pm
Food times
12pm - 2.30pm & 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
Sunday 12pm - 8pm
01787 227460 

Golden Harvest

5 minute drive

Chinese takeaway, delivery charge £1

68a high Street, Earls Colne, Essex

CO6 2PB 

Riverside Spice

5 minute drive

Indian restaurant and takeaway

44 Lower Holt Street, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2PH

Open hours

12pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-11.30pm

7 days a week

Happy Fries

7 minute drive

Fish & Chips takeaway

Halstead Road, Colchester


Open hours

Monday & Tuesday 4.30pm -9.00pm

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-2.00pm


The Thai Pavilion 

25 minute drive

Authentic Thai cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

3 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk,

CO10 2AA

Open hours

Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-2pm &


01787 315656

Hardware Stores 

Fork 'Andles'

5 minute drive

15 High Street, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2PA

01787 224851

Open hours

Monday-Friday 8am-6.30pm

Saturday 8.30am-6.30pm

Sunday 10am-4pm


10 minute drive

Tolgate, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 8RH

0345 640 7157

Open hours

Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm

Friday 8am-9pm

Saturday 8am-8pm