Free House Pub & Restaurant

The Leather Bottle, Blackmore

Welcome to
The Leather Bottle

We are a Free House Pub and Restaurant based in the historic, picturesque village of Blackmore, Essex.

We purchased the pub in October 2015 and closed in January 2016 for a full refurbishment, reopening in March 2017. After fitting a new kitchen, our team of chefs started The Leather Bottle Restaurant, which opened its doors in 2018.


In April 2019, I became Licensee of The Leather Bottle increasing the drinks choice, opening the garden and installing new outside seating, heating and lighting. In 2020, we were fortunate to introduce a fantastic new chef team increasing our restaurant days and hours serving quality, freshly cooked food to order, seven days a week.


We serve delicious, traditional, British food with a modern twist and cater for all dietary requirements. Our food is locally sourced and served from 9.00am so whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s always something to tickle your tastebuds. Tables within our light and airy restaurant are available to prebook for dining.


The Pub offers a comfortable bar area with an award-winning selection of real ales, ciders and lagers, fine wines from around the world, delicious cocktails and over 50 gins to choose from. Tables within the bar area are on a first come, first serve basis for food and drink.


We are a family friendly restaurant and also welcome our four-legged friends into the bar area and garden.


Our walled garden has plenty of tables available on a first come, first serve basis for food and drink.  We also boast a beautiful Garden Room which is available on request or for private hire.  The latest addition to our attractive garden area is a heated marquee housing four undercover tables.  These tables are available to prebook for dining.


We are very well known for our friendly and helpful management and staff team who are guaranteed to give a warm welcome and excellent service. Our five-star reviews on Facebook and Trip Advisor are testimonial to this.  And that’s not our only five star rating – we also hold a five star hygiene certificate.


Gift Vouchers are available to buy, which can be used against both food and drink and valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. Please pop in and see a member of staff to purchase.


With parking around The Green and so many versatile options for dining, The Leather Bottle is the perfect venue for any occasion.




Linda Thompson


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Due to staff shortages, the restaurant is currently closed all day on Mondays and Tuesdays. The bar will remain open from midday for drinks only.


On Wednesdays and Thursdays the restaurant is open from 12.00.  On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays we are open as usual from 9am for breakfast.


We hope the restaurant will resume its usual opening hours (9am daily) very soon.  


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support.