A busy road was partially blocked after a crash outside a pub.
The collision, which involved a red Nissan Micra and a silver Renault Clio, happened outside the Dolphin Pub on the A120 Coggeshall Road in Bradwell at about 2.30pm.
No-one was injured.
The incident is believed to have been cleared by about 3.50pm.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “The road was blocked for just over an hour while the vehicles were recovered.”