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The Kingscliff Hotel

Menus make the most of the area’s rich produce, with a farm-to-fork philosophy
and every dish prepared with passion by their team of expert chefs.
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The George Hotel

Cuisine steeped in culture, The George ensures Colchester’s heart is always simmering with regional flavour.
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Tea at The George

Chefs have expertly handcrafted quirky fancies, delicate finger sandwiches, homemade buttery scones,
and strawberry preserves to take you on a unique and personal gastronomical experience.
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The Mill Hotel

Whether a leisurely lunch with a glass or two, a romantic dinner à deux
or a family celebration, this is a local favourite with quite a following.
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Love Thy Burger

Colchester's go-to independent Burger joint. Our Chef's press each patty
on site daily with our custom beef blend supplied by local butchers.
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Places to Eat & Drink in Essex

Looking for places to eat and drink in Essex? Satisfy your culinary quenches with a vast array of Essex pubs & bars, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops & tearooms. Why not take a tour and sample the wares of a local vineyard, brewery or distillery

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The Kingscliff Hotel

Where the meadows and creeks of the Tendring Peninsula meet the sea, a hidden corner of Essex awaits – barely an hour from London but a million miles away.

Holland on Sea
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Tea at The George

Here at Tea at The George, we invite you to join us and be served up a cup of history as you discover an unforgettable tea party, inspired by Victorian elegance and eclectic design.

Colchester
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The Mill Hotel

History and modernity meet here, with soothing, contemporary interiors complementing the mill’s original features, among them the waterwheel itself – an atmospheric centerpiece in the…

Love Thy Burger

Love Thy Burger is Colchester's go-to independent Burger joint. Our Chef's press each patty on site daily with our custom beef blend supplied by local butchers.

Colchester
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The George Hotel

Stay, Explore and Discover the Fully refurbished Essex based Iconic hotel with 500 years of history and character. Quirky Rooms, Bar, Restaurant, Afternoon Tea room and Event space for…

Colchester
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Restaurants & Places to Eat in Essex

Essex is well known for its wide and varied selection of dining out experiences, so here is a sample of some of the best restaurants and dining out venues there are within Essex

Harvester Grays

Offering recently refurbished, open plan dining and a warm welcome, your local family friendly Harvester pub restaurant in Grays is a great spot to relax and unwind over breakfast, lunch, or…

Onyx Restaurant and Bar

Luxury Italian Restaurant and Bar based in the heart of Hornchurch.

Hornchurch
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The Rose Inn

The Rose Inn is a great local pub in the heart of the community, with friendly service and honest pricing.

Southend on Sea
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The Greyhound Inn

At The Greyhound Inn, Brentwood, we’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

Brentwood
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Greenwoods Hotel & Spa

Escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy a visit to Greenwoods Hotel & Spa.

Ingatestone
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Goose Romford

The Goose Romford is in a prime location at the top of Romford High Street, across from the main-line train station, with the largest pub garden in town and a great lunch and evening menu.

The Centurion

Whether you are looking for delectable craft beer or cider, small batch gins, handmade spirit infusions, quirky cocktails or a can of retro soft drink, The Centurion has something for everyone.

Colchester
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown sits in the heart of the picturesque village of Writtle, overlooking the village green.

Chelmsford
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Essex Pubs & Bars

Essex has a seemingly never ending array of pubs, bars and inns, so whether you're looking for a modern gastro pub or a lively bar, you're sure to find something to suit

Archers

At the Archers, our signature pub kitchen recipes hit the spot for comfort, nostalgia and utter deliciousness and will see you coming back for more. Plus our established drink range offers…

The Rose

Opening after a major refurbishment in late 2014, The Rose is bringing fine dining and a great family experience to Shenfield, which all the staff and management hope you will enjoy.

Brentwood
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The Thatchers Arms

The Thatcher’s Arms, boasts one of the finest views in North Essex. Serving food and beer since the mid-19th Century, the pub specialises in traditional British gastro pub cuisine with…

Billericay Brewing Company

Microbrewery based in Billericay. Maker of craft ales of character. Shop & Micropub selling own beers, other local Essex & London Beers.

Billericay
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The Rabbits

The Rabbits is a beautiful country pub just north of Romford in Stapleford Abbotts. We’re very proud to call ourselves a classic British pub.

Stapleford Abbotts
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The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn is a 15th Century Coaching Inn with two busy bars offering the warm, friendly atmosphere of a proper pub.

Stanford le Hope
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The Mayflower Brewers Fayre

At The Mayflower Brewers Fayre, we’ve got everything your family needs from your local pub!

The Greyhound Inn

At The Greyhound Inn, Brentwood, we’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you.

Brentwood
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Cafés, Coffee Shops & Tearooms in Essex

There are many lovely individual cafés, coffee shops and tearooms to be found throughout Essex

Mayfield Farm Bakery

We are an artisan bakery on the outskirts of Harlow, making & baking fabulous breads, savoury bakes and cakes. Our Cafe offers a comfortable space to catch up with friends, whilst enjoying…

Tea at The George

Here at Tea at The George, we invite you to join us and be served up a cup of history as you discover an unforgettable tea party, inspired by Victorian elegance and eclectic design.

Colchester
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Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

A time-capsule of the Great War Royal Flying Corps, this busy renovation project is an popular aerodrome and Heritage site, packed with galleries and exhibitions. It is also an award-winning…

Chelmsford
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Tiptree Jam Museum & Tea Room

The Tiptree Jam Museum holds the John Wilkin Collection. It is a great place to trace the history of Wilkin & Sons and Tiptree preserves, find out more about village life in Essex, and of…

The Bakehouse Coffee Shop

Great tasting coffee is at the heart of what we do at the Bakehouse. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with us here at the Bakehouse, Maldon, or pick one up to takeaway!

Stop The World Cafe

Stop The World Cafe is a relaxed local eatery for drinks, shakes, cakes and light bites from breakfast to afternoon tea, a warm welcome as a neighbourhood cafe.

Southend on Sea
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The Three Shells

The Three Shells is a landmark in Southend offering a fabulous selection of food and drink since 1983. The most popular family beach café on Southend seafront, situated on the award-winning…

Southend on Sea
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Blake House Craft Centre

Enjoy the rustic charm of the buildings, while you browse alongside the peacocks. Peruse the eclectic mix of goods and services on sale here in our exclusive shops, in a friendly relaxed…

Braintree
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Vineyards, Breweries & Distilleries in Essex

Enjoy a day out or tour of one of the many vineyards, breweries and distilleries to be found throughout Essex

Dedham Vale Vineyard

Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of vines, woods and pasture on the edge of the Dedham Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Colchester
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Crouch Ridge Vineyard

Visit us for Coffee and Cake, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea; Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours, Local Wine and Gin Shop on site.

Chelmsford
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West Street Vineyard

West Street Vineyard brings the New World wine experience to East Anglia at the boutique micro-vineyard in Essex.

Coggeshall
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English Spirit Distillery

English Spirit Distillery is the UK’s most innovative distillery: pioneering the spirit revolution since 2011.