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Thorpe-le-Soken

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Thorpe-le-Soken is situated near the coast, approximately 11 miles northeast of Colchester and about 4 miles northwest of Clacton-on-Sea.

Thorpe-le-Soken is known for its picturesque rural setting and has a rich history dating back to Roman times. The village features several historic buildings, including St. Michael’s Church, which dates back to the 14th century. The church is a prominent landmark in the area and is known for its medieval architecture.

Thorpe-le-Soken is a great place to eat out with plenty of variety and although not always necessary it may be prudent to book a table at the weekends! Love to Eat offer a great range of cakes and sandwiches to eat in or you can order for a takeaway.  Harry’s Bar, The Bell Inn Bistro, The Rose and Crown and Lifehouse spa are all open for food and refreshments.

Takeaway fish and chips or Chinese is available from The Water Margin. If you are looking for a drink and a game of darts, Thorpe Sports and Social Club have a deal for campsite visitors to join the Club for the duration of your stay. The club is also host to the Riverside Fish and Chip Van which visits on Thursday evenings from 4.30pm and The Pizza Box which is there on  Friday evening from 5pm.

In the nearby village of Kirby, the Mossla Indian Restaurant offer both a sit down and takeaway service including delivery to the Campsite.

Thorpe le Soken High Street

The village has a Tesco Extra store which is open every day from 6am to 11pm and offers a great range of essential items. There is also a pharmacy and a barbers, hairdressers, beauticians and two jewellers Marisa Arna’s and Richard Burton’s.

For vehicle repair, tyres exhausts and batteries there are several options within the village.

Go on and explore and you will find more!

Thorpe le Soken Back Waters

Photos courtesy of Matthew Mallet

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