10 things to discover in…Great Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 13:12 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:13 06 February 2017

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Few places in Essex can rival Great Dunmow for its countryside feel, historic architecture and fabulous range of independent businesses. Here Essex Life reveals just some of the things you might find there

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A place to be pampered

Smith and Co Hair Salon

Members of the Smith & Co team

The team of stylists and support staff at Smith & Co Hairdressing look forward to welcoming you in 2017

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A place for lunch

Zoe’s Coffee Shop

Claire Roads, Marb Hayward, Lucy Paulyn and Hannah Elliston

At Zoe’s we offer delicious savoury tarts, sausage rolls and our award winning Traditional Scotch Eggs and Cheese Scones as well as homemade hearty soups and sandwiches.

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A place for a break

Scrumptious Tea Room

Aleshia Bacon, Jane Turton, Sandra Wilkes and Jackie Brown

Scrumptious is a vintage tea rooms at the heart of Great Dunmow,with homemade delights and great loose-leaf tea underpinning everything they do.

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A place to stay

Saracens Head Hotel

Jade Cooper, Joe Baggs and Anastasia Palmer

Visit this fine hotel in one of Dunmow’s historical, Grade II listed buildings, situated on the High Street. It features a beautiful restaurant, bar or stay in our luxurious accommodation for bed & breakfast.

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A place for a gift

The Shop Keepers Store

Ian Johnstone

The concept behind The Shopkeeper Store is a simple one. We offer a hand-picked collection of globally sourced products with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. Many of the products are made to the same standard they were when the companies were first started, most in the same factories, all by skilled craftsman and all with a story to tell.

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A place to get togged up

Jacks Outdoor Wear

Darren Cox

Jacks is a family-run business. Established in 1952 by Jack Cox, the Dunmow business is now run by Jack’s grandson, Darren, with his wife Jude. Stocking a great range of products from many of the worlds biggest brands, Jacks can help you make the right choices whether you’re dog walking, mountain hiking, game shooting or ski-ing.

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A place for that special outfit

Wardrobe

Nikki Anthony and Julie Hammond

Wardrobe is about wearable fashion that takes you from day to evening by simply adding a few accessories. Brands have been carefully selected to represent real women looking for clothes that fit well and flatter your body shape irrespective of size.

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A place to find something for your home

Lloyd Waters

Kathleen Shannon and Ben Lloyd

Ben Lloyd and Carol Waters have turned a small local business into their own stylish department store. Established 13 years ago, they have tweaked and customised the shop and packed it full of luxury textiles, household linens, fabulous gifts and interesting items for every sort of home.

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A place for a floral treat

The Rose Garden Florist

Terry Jack, Colin Harris, Stephanie Harris, Sarah Hopkins and Louise Happs

This friendly, family business prides itself on high levels of service and is a member of the Florist Guide. The team are experts in wedding floristry, funeral tributes corporate displays and flower arrangements for all occasions.

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A place to keep your car on the road

Taylors Service Centre

Paul Jones and Chloe Burrells

Taylor’s Service Centres is an accredited Service Centre for Range Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar and Renault and offers more than 28 years of experience in all vehicle service, maintenance and repairs. For exceptional service and quality workmanship, Taylor’s is here to help!

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