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Food

Friday, October 11, 2019

A hearty portion of pie and mash has been an Essex dining staple enjoyed for generations. We pick 15 places to go for a tasty portion of this local favourite

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Stephanie Mackentyre drops into one of the county's newest restaurants for her latest monthly review

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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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REVIEW: The Maldon Smokehouse

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Stephanie Mackentyre visits a hidden gem by the River Chelmer as she continues her tour of Essex's best eateries

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Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 17 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

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Restaurants

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

When you're too late for breakfast but too early for lunch you're left with one option: brunch. Here are 10 great places to try in Essex

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CyclesUK are a leading independent bike retail chain based in Essex and they have held a public vote to find the cafes that local cyclists love. The results are in and these are 10 of the best cycling cafes in Essex

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stephanie Mackentyre continues her culinary tour of Essex as she eats out at The Felix Seafood Grill in Billericay

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Stephanie Mackentyre heads to Constable Country for a delightful meal at the Dedham Boathouse

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stephanie Mackentyre reviews ACanteen, a family-run restaurant on Chelmsford's New London Road

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Local Producers

Monday, April 8, 2019

Brentwood Brewing Company and Billericay Brewing Company are set to join forces in an informal, friendly arrangement which will see the two breweries working in co-operation while each retaining their own identity and popular, award-winning beers and brands

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Drink

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Nothing beats a good pint of ale. Whether you've got a favourite that you stick to or you like to try as many varieties as possible, we've picked 12 Essex pubs that you've got to visit

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Stretching over 1,200sq ft and featuring a state-of-the-art Enomatic Wine Tasting Experience along with a curated selection of over 450 products, The Wine Room has been meticulously designed and features hand-painted artwork by renowned artist Flora Roberts

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

When the sun is shining down on beautiful Essex there's nothing quite like a nice cool pint outside in a beer garden. Here are 14 we'd recommend trying this summer

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A boom in micro breweries has seen a huge increase in the variety of beers available and some of the best are crafting their brews right here in Essex. Stephanie Mackentyre picks out three to try

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A collaboration beer by Billericay and Brentwood Breweries celebrating their new friendly, co-operative working relationship has been launched at Billericay's Spring Beer Festival with help from local author Sylvia Kent

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