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A travel journal to Essex by lak11

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Quote: pubs, restaurants and places in the county of Essex

The Crown and Crooked Billet

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Restaurant | "ONCE THE VILLAGE PUB BY THE GREEN"

The Crown and Crooked Billet Photo, Essex, England
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EXTERIOR I've always thought this pub looks inviting from the outside with its traditional façade, wooden benches, table and parasols placed outside. It's situated on a slip road off of a fairly busy main road. The pub looks good when seen from the main road, when driving or walking past. If I'm visiting the pub in the warmer months then I like to sit at an outside table at the front of the pub. From here the view is good and I find myself thinking back to years ago when the area would have been a country village. It's easy to imagine bygone days from this aspect of a wonderful view of the village green with the focal point being the beautiful old church of St Paul's. There'...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 19, 2012

The Crown and Crooked Billet
13 Cross Road
Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8BN
020 8502 9192

Two Brewers

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Restaurant | "Home Counties pubs in Essex"

Two Brewers Photo, Essex, England
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HOME COUNTIES PUBS The Two Brewers comes under the Home Counties pubs chain. I would say that the restaurant in this Chigwell, Essex chain is superior to most pub/restaurants in the area. The food is better than most pub/restaurants offer and so is the service.MENU The menu here is a little different from many pubs in the area and the choices do make a pleasant change. I would say that the portions are adequate although not huge and so if you are especially hungry then perhaps you should have a starter or a side dish to complement your meal. I personally find one course is enough at lunch time but others I have been in the company of will often choose a side or have...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 15, 2012

Two Brewers
57 Lambourne Road
Chigwell, Essex IG7 6ET
020 8501 1313

The Two Brewers Pub

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Two Brewers Photo, Essex, England
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THE TWO BREWERS PUB, ESSEXI have been to The Two Brewers public house many times now, sometimes just for a drink or two and often for lunch or dinner. In my opinion, and that of my husband, this is probably the nicest pub in the area in terms of comfort, and for a pleasant trouble free atmosphere, without it being too 'The Only Way Is Essex'. Admittedly though, my local area is one of the areas in England that has lost most of its pubs; one by one they disappear and very quickly too, over the last few years, as the land they stand upon is sold and they are then demolished and the ground becomes a building site which eventually yields brand new homes. Yes, people do need homes, of course th...Read More

Romford Ice Arena

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Attraction | "Watch Out Torvill And Dean!"

Romford Ice Arena Photo, Essex, England
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ROMFORD ICE ARENAI believe ice skating is a lovely pastime for both adults and children. Unfortunately it’s something I cannot do owing to foot problems. I did try when I was just in my teens, and with ankle supports provided, managed to skate a little. I didn’t try again for years and, sadly for me, it is one of those things that proves impossible for me. Still, I‘m happy to be a spectator and always enjoy watching others have fun. I can even have a giggle at the show offs who land on their backsides on the ice. Not that I have a warped sense of humour or anything. I have been to Romford Ice Arena many times. My children have attended parties here, and have also enjoyed some o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2011

Romford Ice Arena
Rom Valley Way
Romford, Essex
01708 724731

Rivenhall Hotel

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Hotel | "ONE NIGHT IN WITHAM"

Rivenhall Hotel Photo, Essex, England
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ONE NIGHT IN WITHAM My godson’s wedding was to take place on a Monday afternoon in Witham, Essex. As my husband wanted to be able to have a drink at the wedding we decided that instead of booking a taxi we might as well book rooms at a nearby hotel, enabling my husband to drive there on the day and we could return also in our own car the next day. My husband has been to many events when he can’t drink alcohol, as he is being chauffeur, so this seemed like a nice idea; he would be able to enjoy the wine, champagne and beer along with the rest of us As a godparent, I had been invited to the wedding ceremony. My son and his girlfriend had been invited to the evening reception but though...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2011

Rivenhall Hotel
Rivenhall End
Witham, Essex CM8 3HB
01376 516 969