Essex offers much for the lover of cuisine, from cookery schools to beautiful vineyards. However for the tourist who seeks a more subdued way of experiencing the county's food and drink offerings there are a seemingly never ending array of pubs and inns. So here we take a look at some of the shining stars within the Essex crown of public houses and inns.
The Cricketers - Clavering
The Cricketers in Clavering is owned by none other than the parents of Jamie Oliver. Here there awaits a warm welcome, beautiful accommodation and some of the county's finest food and wine.
The Black Buoy - Wivenhoe
The Black Buoy pub is a wonderfully atmospheric pub with old school traditions and some of the finest real ales to be tasted within the region. The pub itself is over 300 years old and has been converted from a local consortium as of 2013. Today steaming food arrives at the tables of this establishment seven days a week, with a region famous roast served up on a Sunday.
The Beehive Inn - Colchester
The Beehive Inn is a notably popular Inn within the boutique region of Colchester. Here you can enjoy the Inn's traditional surroundings in a quiet corner and explore the well-kept gardens and outdoor areas (and for smokers there are sheltered areas accompanied by warming chimineas for the winter).
The Green Man - Edney Common
The Green Man restaurant and pub provides for a memorable dining experience where the venue has carefully hand selected wines, beers and spirits to complement a rather special menu.
The pub has a feel of old school charm and provides for the ideal environment to explore a wonderfully sumptuous, seasonal a la carte menu.
The Whitmore Arms - Orsett
The Whitmore Arms is a pub that has been recognised with numerous awards throughout its history and is ideally set within the beautiful village of Orsett. This pub's owners clearly take pride in perfecting their menus from season to season and focus on providing their patrons with an authentic country welcome.
The Fleur De Lys - Widdington
The Fleur De Lys is an intimate little pub within the very best of the Essex countryside. Today the venue is ran by popular local couple Chris and Ellie Rossetto and is known as a venue that welcomes in dogs and that serves up the finest of ales and guest lagers.
The Ship Inn - West Hanningfield
The Ship Inn can date its roots all the way back to the 1530's and gained its name due to the fact that the pub's main structure was created from ship timber. Today the pub is home to traditional food with locally selected, hand-picked ingredients.
The Peldon Rose - Peldon
The Peldon Rose in Peldon is a beautifully atmospheric 15th century inn that prides itself on the finest of 21st century dining (which, quite rightly, has won numerous awards).
Essex Tourist Guide is the only resource you'll ever need for the most delicious of dining experiences and the most decadent of drinks served and produced within the region. And we'd most certainly recommended that beyond the venues listed here that you go on to explore further Essex pubs and inns via our directory.
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