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Down Hall Country House Hotel, Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, CM22 7AS

tel: 01279 732125

Victorian country mansion set in countryside. Enjoy the Terrace al fresco dining experience or the Grill restaurant serving ingredients from our own garden. Sunday lunch also available.


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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.


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

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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.


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

tel: 01206 700 713

Relax in our light and airy café bar located in our Welcome area.

Speciality: No

  • Guide Price: Lewis Gardens
  • Chef: Cafe

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Beth Chatto's Plants & 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

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

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, 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

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

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.


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.


Marygreen Manor, London Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4NR

tel: 01277 225252

The hotel is a fine example of 16thC architecture, initially the home of Henry Roper, head servant of Catherine of Aragon. Beautifully presented & centrally located, the hotel boasts 56 bedrooms, 3 function rooms & the Tudors restaurant.


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!


Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PZ

tel: 01206 265835

The Lakes restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant was recently awarded a second AA Rosette and Executive Head Chef Paton secured a place in the final of the Chef of the Year awards.

Coach Park: Yes - FOC

  • Drop Off: Coach can drop passengers in front
  • Group Size: 52

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 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, 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!


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