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Browsing local eating and drinking within 10 miles of Thaxted


Cricketers, The

Wicken Road, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4QT, Tel: 01799 550442, Email, www.thecricketers.co.uk

A 16th century country inn with an award winning restaurant and accommodation, serving a good selection of beverages. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver grew up here.

Debden Barns
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Elder Street, Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3JY, Tel: 01799 543007, Email, www.debdenbarns.co.uk

Debden Barns is a collection of unique businesses located in a beautiful rural setting offering a mix of antiques, homewares, gifts and garden accessories.

The Courtyard Tea Room

2 Rose and Crown Walk, Saffron Walden, CB10 1JH, Tel: 01799 522892, Email, www.trooms.com

The Courtyard tea room offers a range of home prepared food and Tiptree preserves; there is outside seating, away from the traffic, in the heart of the historic market town of Saffron Walden.

The Eight Bells

18 Bridge Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BU, Tel: 01799 522790, Email, www.8bells-pub.co.uk

This much-loved local in the heart of Saffron Walden now has a whole new lease of life. The new award-winning team has introduced a wonderful seasonal menu & a fresh look inside the pub all adding up to a great experience.

Ananta Thai Food Pub

Coash & Horses, Wicken Road, Wicken Bonhunt, Saffron Walden, CB11 3HG, Tel: 01799 543519, Email, www.thaifoodpub.com

Thai food restaurant offering selection of fine wines, local real ales and international lagers.

Linden House

1-3 Silver Street, Stansted, Essex, CM24 8HA, Tel: 01279 813003, Email, www.lindenhousestansted.co.uk

An informal yet refined restaurant, Stansted's Linden House is the place to go if you're looking for a venue serving first rate food at a modest price.

Bosworth’s Tea Room

The Green, Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4JX, Tel: 01621 814524, Email, www.trooms.com

Bosworth’s is a tea room to suit most tastes, right on the green in Finchingfield. This beautiful listed building offers comfortable surroundings, traditional table service and a wide range of the very best food.

The Cricketers Arms

Rickling Green, Near Stansted, Essex, CB11 3YG, Tel: 01799 543210, Email, www.thecricketersarmsricklinggreen.co.uk

This beautiful country pub with rooms is on the doorstep of the rolling Essex countryside but just a short hop from the airport.


18 Bridge Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BU, Tel: 01799 522790


Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF, Tel: 01799 522842, Email, www.english-heritage.org.uk/audleyend

Self service restaurant in the housekeeper’s room and servants' hall of Audley End House. Hot and cold lunches, sandwiches, snacks, cakes, sweets, soft drinks, ice cream, tea and coffee. Seats 100. Unlicenced.

Timbers Restaurant

Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA, Tel: 01376 552553, www.timbersrestaurant.co.uk

Our licensed restaurant is housed in an 18th century listed corn barn. For coffee, lunchtime snack or a full restaurant meal, visit Timbers. Open 7 days a week and Weds - Sat evenings.