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Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We’ve picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

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On May 2, Essex Life invites you to a special Ladies Brunch at Channels in Chelmsford, with fabulous food and fashion very much on the menu

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Ad Feature: Set Menu at The Creek Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Enjoy a delicious two or three course meal from just £16.95 at The Creek.

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Ad Feature: 6 Courses for just £45 at The Brasserie Bar & Restaurant

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lionel Lachasseigne, the wonderful Sommelier at Wivenhoe House, has put together his own six course menu for £45 per person.

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We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs

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Essex is home to a goldmine of excellent farm shops, as local farmers and producers diversify to bring the freshest, local fayre direct to customers. Stephanie Mackentye unearths 5 fabulous finds

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This is your chance to tell us who you think should win. The Essex Life Food & Drink Awards – sponsored by Tiptree once again - are well established as the most prestigious food and drink awards within the county and aim to celebrate all that is great about our local food and drink industry, giving valuable recognition to producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues across the region

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Find shelter in colder weather in one of Essex’s wonderful cosy pubs. Warm up fireside with a pint of ale and a home-cooked meal and the dog curled up at your feet. Here are 10 places to do just that…

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Being healthy is always important particularly at the start of a New Year when people are looking to get fit after a period of over-indulgence. With that in mind here are 9 places you can go for some deliciously healthy treats

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Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea in the county and visit one of these lovely Essex tea rooms. Think buttery scones, tea and quaint finger sandwiches galore

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Ad Feature: Pick up your local produce from Blackwells Farm Shop

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Blackwell family has been farming in the Coggeshall area for four generations. The ethos of our Award Winning Farm Shop, Butchery and Deli is to support local producers and farmers and over 90% of the produce we market is sourced from within a 20-mile radius

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CheeseFest is coming to Colchester

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lovers of cheddar, mozzarella, raclette, gruyere or any other cheese you can think of will be gathering in Colchester’s Charter Hall on May 12

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If for you the start of a new year means cut backs, boring diets and plain foods, think again. Essex Life showcases 5 healthy and hearty dishes from top local chefs that will keep you full and help your trim the fat too

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Sometimes you can’t beat a good cocktail – long with a garnish or short over ice, shaken not stirred. How ever you like them Essex has a plethora of fantastic places to get them and here are nine of our favourites

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Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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As part of his feature on why he loves Christmas in Essex, Jamie Oliver shares his delicious recipe for chai sticky date pudding with toffee sauce

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As part of his feature on why he loves Christmas in Essex, the kitchen icon has given us a deliciously easy pork, sage, onion and chestnut stuffing recipe

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Being home to so many wonderful places to eat choosing where to go for dinner can often be difficult. With that in mind we’ve picked 20 of our favourite places to help you decide

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After recently returning to Essex to open the Galvin Green Man pub, Nick Roberts heads into their Baker Street restaurant, Bistrot de Luxe, to see where it all began

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As an enduring British institution, it’s incredibly important to get your Sunday lunch right. Here are 12 pubs in Essex that know how to deliver precisely what you require.

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