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10 things to discover in Brentwood

PUBLISHED: 12:57 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:02 18 October 2017

Chapel of St Thomas a Becket (c) Geograph (CC BY 2.0)

Chapel of St Thomas a Becket (c) Geograph (CC BY 2.0)

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Whether it is fine jewellery and dazzling dresses or culinary delights and the best local produce, Brentwood offers so much more than just being the backdrop to a reality TV show

A place for education

Brentwood School

Headmaster Ian Davies MA (Oxon)

Steeped in almost 500 years of history, Brentwood School is one of the UK’s leading independent, co-educational day and boarding schools for pupils aged three to 18.

A place for something that sparkles

Lord of London

Russell Lord

This family-run business specialises in offering West End quality and service to people in the Brentwood area. All of the jewellery on offer is handmade with pieces priced from £20 to £40,000 to cater for everyone.

A place to stay

Marygreen Manor

David Lee

Why not try an afternoon tea, served daily in the conservatory and restaurant. Enjoy a delicious selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, along with scones, clotted cream, preserve and a variety of cakes and pastries.

A place for fresh local produce

French’s Farm Shop

Malcolm Knox

French’s Farm Shop is located on a family-run, organic farm just outside Brentwood, in South Weald. All of the meats on sale are carefully selected from trusted Essex producers and the farm’s own beef is reared on site.

A place to find inspiration

Tides Home and Garden

Tom Bristow

Tides Home & Garden is a family run business with a passion for interiors and can supply everything you need for your home, including furniture, lighting, curtains, home accessories and a full interior design service.

A place to find a special kitchen gadget

Steamer Trading Cook Shop

Janet Ardley and Maria Redman

Steamer Trading Cook Shop has an amazing range of high-quality cooking appliances, baking utensils, coffee makers, mixers and more.

A place for lunch

The Giggling Squid

Thitaha, Maureen and Nantanach

The renowned Giggling Squid Thai tapas lunch menu offers an array of small plates such as duck in baby leaf canapés, seared scallops with spicy lime dressing, Thai pork dumplings and Papaya salad.

A place for the perfect look

AJ Boutique

Aleksandra J. Bolton

AJ Boutique is an exclusive store in Brentwood that sells unique and original women’s wear and accessories, handpicked from selected fashion houses and designers.

A place to find the latest fashions

Lucy’s Boutique

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Lucy’s Boutique is now an established brand in the fashion industry selling many top brands. Owner Lucy Mecklenburgh is soon to launch her own range, which she has spent many years developing.

A place to meet friends and family

The Blue Crown

Craig Obeney

Serving good quality food, beer, wine and cocktails, this pub is perfect for relaxing with friends, family or that special night out. Why not try the Bottomless Prosecco lunches or traditional Sunday roast?

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