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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
Cliffs Pavilion

Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Southend, Essex, SS0 7RA

tel: 01702 390472

Make your evening's enjoyment complete at the Cliffs Pavilion by indulging in our delicious pre-show dining menu, served in relaxed and comfortable surroundings.

  • Drop Off: Cliffs Pavilion
Down Hall Country House Hotel

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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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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

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

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

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 Hotel

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!

Orsett Hall Hotel

Orsett Hall Hotel, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Essex, RM16 3HS

tel: 01375 893097

The Orsett Hall Hotel is an elegant 4* hotel set within 12 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Award-winning 2 AA rosette garden restaurant which offers elegant, classical cuisine served in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Park Inn

Park Inn By Radisson Harlow, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7BA

tel: 01279 829933

Vibrant, contemporary hotel with RBG Bar and Grill on-site. Indulge in fresh fayre and tempting drinks.

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

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