West Bergholt is a large rural village situated near the borders of the Essex and Suffolk counties. It is located on the outskirts of North-west Colchester and offers a vibrant and active community. In the past years West Bergholt has been placed top three in the Essex Village of the Year competition.
The village has a population of around 3,500 consisting of about 1,400 households. The village also has 3 pubs, 3 churches and numerous clubs and groups. West Bergholt is the home to Hillhouse Woods; a diverse and beautiful wood, which is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll or for an interesting guided walk led by experts.
The villages local go to pub is ‘The Queen’s Head’, the pub has recently undergone an extensive refurb in order to make it a village venue to be proud of. The comprehensive revamp encompasses every single part of the establishment and continues at pace to ensure a relaxed and comfortable setting to enjoy a meal or drink. The pub now boasts a wide selection of fine drinks and delectable home-cooked food. Visitors can make the most of a large beer garden throughout Summer and cosy up to our warm fires over the course of Winter.
“Would really recommend the Queens Head to anyone, have just been with family and they were very impressed with food, customer service, and the friendly atmosphere. Steve And Lisa have made a number of improvements since they took over the pub and have made it very community orientated. It doesn’t matter if you are a regular or go there occasionally you are always made to feel welcome”.
There are many local shops and amenities including a doctor’s surgery, dentist, Co-op, cricket club & allotment. Furthermore, the village boasts an excellent primary school voted outstanding by Ofsted ‘Heathlands primary school’, as well as being within close proximity to local secondary schools.
Palmer & Partners were really proud to sponsor the Heathlands Fireworks again – this was the 3rd year in a row. This event is an impressive fireworks display attended by thousands of local residents and raises a large amount for the local primary school. Heathlands Primary is at the centre of the local community; not only does it provide an excellent education for the local kids but also goes out of it’s way to remain at the centre of village life putting on fates, shows and events for all. It is an event and an organisation that is close to our hearts with several members of staff having children there and we are proud to be working with them.
The location provides excellent and easy access to the A12, Colchester’s Historic Town Centre & Colchester’s North Station with its mainline links into London Liverpool Street.
West Bergholt is a picturesque family friendly village, highly sought after for those wanting rural living with only a short distance to travel to the bigger town of Colchester, with London easily accessible.