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Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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The festive season at Pig & Whistle Restaurant is a treat of warm lights, ribbons and festive cheer

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Ad Feature 6 Tiptree treats to try this Christmas

Monday, November 4, 2019

Including an English spirits advent calendar, cocktail fizz cans, a rum liqueur box and more, Tiptree have a fantastic range of gifts for you to consider this Christmas period

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Essex Life Food & Drink Awards, Down Hall Hotel hosted the 2019 awards as Essex Life revealed the winners that were named as the best in the food and drink industry within our county

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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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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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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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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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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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Upon the arrival of summer, the team at Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend on Sea opened its new luxury terrace

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REVIEW: The Shepherd at Langham

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Next up for Stephanie Mackentyre on her culinary tour of Essex is the The Shepherd, a lovely dining pub in Langham

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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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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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Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you've picked yourself. Strawberries with cream whilst watching Wimbledon or some blackberries and raspberries in a nice crumble - here are 10 farms where you can PYO

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Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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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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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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Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

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