Browsing local eating and drinking within 10 miles of Boydells Dairy Farm
Historically the most important - and dimensionally the largest - of the Knights Templar's Essex landholdings, Cressing Temple is a fascinating medieval moated farmstead boasting the oldest recorded timber-framed barn in the world.
Just off the beaten track, this gem of a country pub offers the visitor a warm welcome and an experience that won't be forgotten. The pub's vibe is stylish yet relaxed and hints at the culinary delights to come.
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.