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Beth Chatto Gardens

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Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB

tel: 01206 822007

Five acres of informal gardens, planting at its best whatever the season. Extensive plant nursery and modern bright tearoom serving light lunches and homemade cakes.

Coach Park: Parking facilities for up to five coaches

  • Drop Off: Drop-off is at the entrance to the garde
  • Driver: Free tea/coffee cake for drivers
Blake House Craft Centre

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Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA

tel: 01376 552553

Timbers restaurant is a renovated 17th Century timbered barn seating up to 100. Open from 9:30am-5pm daily.

Coach Park: Yes

  • Drop Off: Yes
Blue Strawberry Bistro

Blue Strawberry Bistro, The Street, Hatfield Peverel, Essex, CM3 2DW

tel: 01245 381333

A relaxed friendly place to simply dine, entertain or celebrate. It is our desire to serve the freshest finest food at the most affordable prices possible.

  • Driver: Ben Gager
  • Group Size: 100
firstsite, photo Richard Bryant

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Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH

tel: 01206 577067

MUSA Restaurant is a great place within firstsite to relax, drink, eat and meet in a welcoming, friendly environment. As well as comfortable indoor seating we also offer a large outdoor terrace so you can enjoy our modern seasonal cuisine.

Coach Park: No

  • Drop Off: Lewis Gardens
  • Driver: Cafe
The Fishing Lodge

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Hanningfield Reservoir, The Fishing Lodge, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8HX

tel: 01268 712186

Stunning setting overlooking Hanningfield Reservoir, the Fishing Lodge is open every day for breakfast, lunch and tea.


Holiday Inn Brentwood, Brook Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5NF

tel: 01277 247202

This modern, refurbished hotel offers excellent health and fitness facilities, as well as a restaurant that is open all day to non-residents. Easy access to Europe;'s largest shopping centre at Lakeside.

Coach Park: Yes

  • Drop Off: Yes
Holiday Inn Southend

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Holiday Inn Southend, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6XG

tel: 01702 543 001

The only Holiday Inn in the UK offering a soundproof rooftop restaurant overlooking Southend Airport and surrounding countryside.

Le Bouchon Hotel & Brasserie

Le Bouchon Hotel & Brasserie, The Square, Holloway Road, Heybridge, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4LT

tel: 01621 856511

A blend of both French and English cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Le Talbooth

AA 3 Rosettes

Le Talbooth, Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HP

tel: 01206 321109

The multi award-winning Le Talbooth Restaurant offers guests cuisine that is a skilful mixture of the classic and exciting.


Milsoms, Stratford Road, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7 6HW

tel: 01206 322795

A stylish and contemporary bar and brasserie with a no booking policy but all day dining to ensure you get your table!

Park Inn Palace

Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2AL

tel: 01702 455100

Delightful views over the Western Esplanade from the RBG bar and grill. Open daily.

Coach Park: Seaways Car Park

  • Drop Off: Outside the hotel
  • Driver: Yes
Six Bells

Six Bells, Main Road, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3JE

tel: 01245 467232

Small private room ideal for business meetings, venue and small parties. Bookings for up to 60 guests or buffets.

Coach Park: Main car park

  • Drop Off: Main car park
  • Group Size: 60
The County Hotel

AA 1 Rosette

The County Hotel, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2PZ

tel: 01245 455700

Friendly family owned hotel within easy walking distance of the town centre and parks. Renowned for excellent food and wines.

The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich, The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3LS

tel: 01255 241212

The Pier at Harwich offers two superb restaurants, each very different in style and atmosphere, giving guests plenty of choice.

West Street Vineyard

West Street Vineyard, West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS

tel: 01376 563303

We think we have something very special at West Street Vineyard. Restaurant is open from 9am for coffee, lunch, afternoon teas and for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Or, just pop in for a glass of wine!

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

tel: 01206 863666

Dine in the contemporary brasserie; an ideal place to enjoy a range of unique flavours using best-of-British high-quality ingredients. Signatures Restaurant provides a private dining experience for groups of 8+ in elegant dining spaces.