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Local Attractions At Marygreen Manor

Ancient ruins on Brentwood High Street

Marygreen Manor is loved for the fact that it offers fabulous accommodation and fabulous food along with its great location. Not only is it situated in one of the most famous towns in Essex but it also happens to possess a great deal of attractions close by. You’re always guaranteed to find something to do and with that in mind, we thought we’d show you just a few of the local attractions you can enjoy here at Marygreen Manor!

Brentwood Town – Brentwood town is one of the most famous towns in Essex thanks to it being one of the main settings of the now world famous The Only Way Is Essex. Just a thirty minute car ride into London, the affluent suburban town of Brentwood is known for its fantastic shopping, its amazing eateries and a nightlife that’s second to none. All this within a five minute taxi ride from Marygreen Manor; it really doesn’t get much better.

Bluewater Shopping Centre – Bluewater is located just a short drive from Brentwood itself. Being located so close to the M25 however, means you’re within a twenty minute journey to one of the most luxury shopping centres around. Bluewater covers a whopping 240 acre plot with 330 stores to peruse. From designer luxury to high street brands, Bluewater really does have everything and with Christmas coming up, we’d say a little shopping is very much needed.

Brentwood Cathedral – If you’re on the lookout for something a little more cultural then perhaps you’d like to take a peek at the amazing Brentwood Cathedral. Dating back to 1861, this parish church has been built in a gothic style and really is a stunning sight. While it is relatively small, it really does have a huge impact.

If you’d like to find out about more of our local attractions, check it out online today!

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Why Do We Love Afternoon Tea?

There’s nothing quite like an Afternoon Tea to really encapsulate the true spirit of Britain but why do we, as Brits, love an afternoon tea so much? Well, over the years, having served thousands of our famous afternoon teas, we’ve come to realise just why so many have fallen in love with this British tradition. Below, you’ll find just some of the reasons why people love an afternoon tea; and if by the end of reading, you start to feel those cravings coming on, fear not, we’ll be right here to book one of our famous Marygeen Manor afternoon tea experiences.

Beautiful Location – Here at Marygreen Manor, our location really does make your experience. Not only does our Manor house date back to Tudor times but we’ve managed to keep some of the original features offering beautiful décor around you. Our Tudors restaurant offers a garden room too that looks out on to our stunningly designed and landscaped gardens. It really is something special to behold and the perfect place to enjoy such a traditional delicacy.

A Different Way To Indulge – When you think of indulging, the vast majority think of a pizza, a plate full of chocolate and sweets or maybe even our favourite bottle of vino but over time, this gets a little monotonous so it’s no wonder that we’re often in search of a new way to indulge ourselves. We deserve it after all! An Afternoon Tea however, isn’t something you tend to enjoy all too often. Being such a rare treat then makes it all the more special. What’s more, when you think of indulging, it’s usually of an evening so what better way to mix things up than with a little afternoon indulgence? Think delicious finger sandwiches, clotted cream and jam with freshly baked scones and of course yummy cakes and sweet, sweet pastries.

A Sociable Way To Eat – Whatever social occasion you have coming up, we guarantee an Afternoon Tea will always put a smile on the face of all who attend. Whether it’s a birthday, a baby shower, an anniversary or even a leaving party, an Afternoon Tea is the perfect choice for the simple fact that it’s so sociable. It’s a great way of bringing people together by sharing fabulous food and of course a glass of fizz if you’re really looking to make it an extra special occasion. Reminisce of memories past, get excited over the future and relax as the food is brought to you.

The Perfect Excuse To Get Dressed Up – Just like the theatre, when it comes to Afternoon Tea, there’s an unwritten rule that tracksuit bottoms will not make the grade. Afternoon is a past time of the gentry and as such, your attire should reflect that making it the perfect excuse to go out and get dressed up, something that some of us don’t often get to do. Get your hair and make-up done, wear your new shoes and enjoy yourself.

An Excuse To Drink Prosecco – While Prosecco before midday has gathered quite the stigma, a prosecco at lunch time has never been more appropriate, especially when it’s accompanied by an Afternoon Tea here at Marygreen Manor. After all, what compliments a scone with clotted cream and jam more than a glass of fizz?

If you’d like to book an Afternoon Tea here at Marygreen Manor, simply contact us today.

Funeral Gatherings At Marygreen Manor

When you think of Marygreen Manor, what do you think of? A hotel offering luxury accommodation? A fantastic venue offering corporate meeting rooms for hire? A wedding venue perhaps? Last but not least, a wonderful fine dining restaurant? Well, while all this is of course true, there also happens to be another use to our venue that may be a slightly harder subject to discuss but one that needs addressing all the same. Funeral gatherings, while a difficult subject to address are a necessity in life. For not only mourning the loss of a loved one but celebrating their life. While a wake is often held at home, this isn’t always possible and for some can be too difficult which is why Marygreen Manor is of course the perfect choice. As with all functions, the utmost care and attention to detail will be given at what we truly understand will be a difficult time.

As well as providing the space, we’ll also provide an option of a Marygreen Tea, a Light Lunch Buffet ‘A’ or ‘B’. Our Marygreen Tea consists of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked scones complimented beautifully with strawberry preserve and cream along with an assortment of homemade cakes and pastries. We’ll also provide tea and coffee, offering all of this for just £16.50 per person. Our Light Lunch Options include baby jacket potatoes, savoury fan slices and even mushroom and brie parcels. Still not enough? Then you’ll also have the option of adding 10 or 15 rounds of mixed sandwiches for £30 or £35, depending on how many you choose.

For more information on our Funeral Gathering packages and how we can help you, please do contact us today. We’ll be only too happy to help you with the utmost respect at such a difficult time.

Get Organised And Take Advantage Of Our Advanced Purchase Rate!

As the nights draw in, it often begins to feel like there are fewer hours in the day so to help, we thought we’d share this fab piece on the benefits of being organised, particularly when it comes to saving money at Marygreen Manor; but we’ll get to that one a little later!

  1. Stress Less: Let’s face it, we all work hard for our money. In today’s rat race and with the advancements in media devices, we’re never really “off the clock”. From emails to phone calls and having to answer social media inquiries at all times of the day, it’s hard to actually switch off. Getting yourself organised however, making a concerted effort to keep your office tidy, answer social media inquiries for 10 minutes at the beginning of the day etc. will ensure your stress levels remain at a low.
  2. Make More Time To Relax: It’s amazing just how much of a positive effect that relaxing can actually have on you. By taking that time out to relax and “smell the roses” as it were, you’ll b surprised at just how revitalised you feel, giving you energy to attack those things on your do-to list with a new vigour you never knew you had. Let’s not forget, less time spent running around and procrastinating means more time to relax…what’s the opposite of a vicious circle? A happy circle?
  3. Spend More Time With Family: Getting yourself clean and clear professionally means you’ll have far more time to those you love the most. Whether it’s your children, your partner, your siblings or your parents, getting yourself organised in your work life, makes family time much easier to achieve on a regular basis.
  4. Get Ready For Those Curve Balls: Life is never short of a curve ball or two and they always seem to come at the most unwanted of times. Being more organised however, means that not only will you be in too stressed a state to handle it but you’ll find yourself dealing with it in a much better way. Being more organised gives you the time and the headspace to handle things with ease. The overwhelming suddenly becomes manageable despite however you may have handled things before. Whether it’s work life or family life, everything suddenly becomes much easier and let’s face it, who doesn’t want that?
  5. Better Health: With lower stress levels, more time to relax and a better ability to manage those curveballs, you’ll find your health will most certainly benefit. Study after study has shown a direct correlation between lower stress levels and better health so if that isn’t enough to convince you to get more organised, we’re not sure what is. Well actually, we have one extra thing that we think might convince you…
  6. Save Money: We all know only too well that staying organised can help you save money by avoiding things such as late payments but did you know it could also help you save money by allowing you to take advantage of our Advance Purchase Rate. That’s right, by booking one of our rooms here at Marygreen Manor more than 30 days in advance, you can enjoy 10% off of our best available rate. To obtain this discount, full payment will need to be taken at the time of booking.

With more family time, less stress, more relaxation and a discount on our best rates here at Marygreen Manor, we’d say there’s never been a better reason not to get more organised. To book yourself a room, simply book online today!

Sunday Lunch At Marygreen Manor

What could be more British on a weekend than to head out the door and visit your favourite restaurant to enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch? For years, Brits have been flocking in their thousands to enjoy a traditional beef roast, a traditional pork roast and of course, the most famous of all, the chicken roast but when you’re looking for a traditional Sunday lunch, we’ve come to realise that it’s so much more than the meat on your plate.

Here at Marygreen Manor, we go out of our way to offer the full package. We know that it’s important that your chicken is roasted to perfection or that your pork crackling is just crispy enough but don’t forget, without a quality Yorkshire pudding or perfectly roasted potatoes, is it even a roast dinner? The answer we think you’re looking for is indeed, no!

Let’s not forget however, that simply heading out for one roast dinner, while delicious, isn’t quite enough. It’s for this reason that we’ve created a three course menu offering some fabulous starters and desserts too. From mushroom soups and seafood risottos to chicken liver salad and even game terrine. Our choice of starters is nothing short of amazing and that doesn’t stop there, as you’ll see with our desserts. From lemon sponge pudding to raspberry parfait, there’s something for everyone.

Our traditional Sunday Lunch is just £24.50 per person, making it incredible value for money and for just £3.25 extra, you can enjoy coffee and chocolate mints too! It doesn’t get much better than that, especially when you look at the wonderful surroundings you’ll be enjoying it in! Booking your spot couldn’t be easier too, simply book online today!

Time To Think About Your Office Christmas Party?

Father Christmas

It may only be July, but we guarantee the vast majority of offices are already thinking about their office Christmas party and if everyone else is thinking about it, that means you need to be thinking about it too. While organising the office Christmas party may sound fun, we know that if you’ve been left the tough task of booking a fantastic night out for Christmas, the pressure can mount up.

Pleasing an entire office full of people is nothing short of difficult but if there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s that a night offering a little of everything really does do the trick. While Linda in accounts may want to dance the night away, Ian in HR may just want to socialise over a good meal. So why not kill two birds with one stone and offer a night that includes both.

Here at Marygreen Manor, we offer the ultimate Corporate Christmas Party Package. Here at our fabulous venue that is the most incredibly manor house, we provide private room hire for you and your party. All guests will be met with an on-arrival drink (guaranteed to put smiles on faces from the very beginning) not long before they’re met with an incredible finger buffet. This always pleases as it allows everyone to eat and relax as and when they want. It’s perfect for encouraging a large team to mingle a little more too.

Once the buffet has been enjoyed and no doubt demolished by everyone, the evening entertainment starts in the form of a disco. With your teams tummies full, and a few drinks down, we guarantee that every single one attending your Marygreen Manor Christmas Party will spend the rest of the evening dancing the night away, and you? Well, you’ll receive all the credit for the best office Christmas party yet. Call 01277 225252 for more info and please note a deposit of £28.50 per person will be required upon booking.

A Day At The Beach For Marygreen Manor Guests!

With summer upon us, we thought we’d have a little rundown of the top beach spots in Essex! While our summer may not be consistent, as Brits, we know only too well that a little rain doesn’t need to spoil a great day at the beach and with fantastic transport links from Marygreen Manor, including the M25, A12 and network rail from Brentwood itself, getting to the beach is now even easier. So let’s take a look at the best beaches in and around Essex, ideal for all Marygreen Manor guests to enjoy for the day…

Frinton-On-Sea – with stunning white sandy beaches, Frinton has put a lot of work into becoming a so-called uncommercialised beach. It’s doing everything possible to remain a quiet and family friendly resort and in doing so, has created a beautiful beach to take the kids or even enjoy a day without them for a little peace and quiet.

Southend-On-Sea– when you think of Southend-On-Sea, we know that the vast majority of people will automatically think of Peter Pan’s Island along with the seafront showered in ice cream filled shop fronts and they wouldn’t be wrong. This beach is a hub of fun and excitement for the family, offering something to do for everyone from a fun fair on the front to fish and chip shops and even a shopping centre close by too.

Clacton Beach – Clacton is no doubt famous amongst the older generation as the holiday hotspot from times gone by but it’s certainly not had its day. This fab beachside resort is the perfect location for a day trip. It’s considered the jewel in the crown of the Essex coast and we couldn’t agree more. Enjoy a taste of the classic British seaside in Clacton with amusement arcades, cafes and more.

Shoebury East Beach – while the vast majority of beaches in Southend will be made up predominantly of pebble, Shoebury East is a long and sandy beach, that enjoys a nice grassy area; very popular with the kids playing run outs and even more popular with those wanting to enjoy picnics on the beach itself.

Mersea Stone Beach – while it may not sound like the picturesque sandy beach we all know and love, Mersea stone (and pebble) beach along the eastern shore has been a very important part of the country for centuries. For those wanting a little history with their sightseeing, this is the perfect location.

Shoeburyness Beach – the sand and shingle beach of the famous Shoeburyness is backed by a promenade along with another large grassy area. Shoeburyness is also famous for its beautiful beach huts but for those visiting for the day, there’s also the famous Tom’s Café to while away the day, with good food and even better company.

Brightlingsea Beach – this is a sandy beach backed by a promenade with, once again, some truly stunning and might we add, colourful, beach huts. Brightlingsea was originally a fishing and shipbuilding area but it’s now a haven for yachting offering plenty of things to do for all ages.

Walton-On-The-Naze Beach – Walton-On-The-Naze has a beautiful and picturesque sandy beach. It’s also home to the second largest pier in Great Britain. For some, it’s the closest to Spain without having to hop on a plane. With various groynes and a couple of breakwaters, this beautiful location is a must see for those visiting Essex for the first time.

So there you have it. For all our guests, whether you’re staying for one night or ten, here at Marygreen Manor, we’ll steer you in the right direction of the best beach spots, and show you the best parts of Essex. Enjoy your beach days!

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