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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 

01787 221808

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

01787 221979

Happy Fries

7 minute drive

Fish & Chips takeaway

Halstead Road, Colchester


Open hours

Monday & Tuesday 4.30pm -9.00pm

Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-2.00pm


01206 211717

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