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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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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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Finding the perfect pub that happens to be dog friendly is no easy feat. So with that in mind we've found 14 places you can enjoy lagers with your lab, Pims with the pug or beers with your Bichon Frise

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Ad Feature Afternoon tea at The Pig & Whistle in Chelmsford

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Head to The Pig & Whistle in Chelmsford for an afternoon tea treat

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The Lamarsh Lion at Lamarsh welcomed their oldest customer, 86-year-old Mrs Gerry Loudoun-Shand, to officially open a new community café and games room which has been made possible thanks to help from rural pub champions, Pub is The Hub

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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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Few things are more deliciously indulgent than an idyllic afternoon tea. Here Essex Life showcases 18 of the best places for tea and cake the county has to offer

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For her latest review of Essex's top dining pubs Stephanie Mackentyre drops into Channels Bar & Brasserie near Little Waltham

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Our food and drink newsletter is brimming with all of your local foodie highlights.

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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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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 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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The Essex Life Food & Drink Awards for 2018 took place on September 27th at Down Hall Hotel

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Advances in agricultural technology have meant that the harvest scene across the county is much different today than decades ago. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at times gone past

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We reveal the winner for the Chef of the Year award. Sponsored by Allstaff Employment

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We reveal the winner of the Family Dining award. Sponsored by Traymoor Quality Meats.

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We reveal the winner for the Best Newcomer award. Sponsored by Mr Wheeler

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We reveal the winner for the Customer Service award. Sponsored by Hatfields Home Furnishers.

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