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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.

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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.

Dine Out This Christmas Day!

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Christmas Day is one of the most exciting days of the year but with the pressure of simultaneously cooking for your loved ones and of course the inevitable requirement to feign excitement when you unwrap yet another pair of socks for the third time in a row, is it any wonder that more and more Brits each year are heading out to eat on Christmas Day?

Now of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without turkey and stuffing, roast potatoes and pigs-in-blankets; oh and of course the sweet stuff like Christmas pudding but as any Christmas caterer (aka mum and dad) will tell you, cooking on Christmas Day takes a great deal of work. That includes before, during and even after the day’s festivities, especially when you include the huge clean up that’ll no doubt occur when the vast majority fall asleep on the sofa watching the little ones play with their toys. With this in mind, it’s easy to see just why so many are choosing to venture out instead of cooking for themselves and hey, let’s face it, with the thought of having a quality Christmas Dinner brought to you and cleared away after, it’s a no-brainer.

It’s for this reason that we’ve created the perfect Christmas Day menu. Our magnificent Christmas Day Lunch is the ultimate Christmas treat for all the family, especially the one’s who usually find themselves stuck in the kitchen cooking it. If you’d think eating out this Christmas would be the perfect choice for you, then please do contact us today. A deposit of £50pp will be required upon booking in order to secure your place with full payment required before the 1st December. We can’t wait to see you!

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!

Try Our New Vegetarian Menu At Marygreen Manor

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Going out for dinner is the perfect way to finish off any day. Whether you’re full swing into the weekend or maybe even trying to spice up the midweek lull. It not only offers you an array of amazing dishes, so much more appetising than the pesto pasta you were going to throw on the stove but it gets served up for you too. You’re treated like king and queen, unless of course you’re a vegetarian.

Whether you’re vegetarian by moral choice or simply because you don’t enjoy the flavour or texture of meat; going out to dinner can often feel like a chore. Suddenly your choice of meal narrows to just one per course and more often than not, it’s the same meal you had to endure the last five times you ventured out for a meal.

Here at Marygreen Manor however, we wanted to change all of that by offering a specific vegetarian menu that offers more than the obligatory pasta option. In this vegetarian menu, we offer three different starters along with three different main courses too. From wild mushroom risotto to pan fried halloumi, butternut squash and blue cheese wellington to chickpea and butternut squash tagine, our vegetarian menu really does have it all.

On top of our vegetarian menu, we also offer other dietary options too. We simply ask that you request them upon arrival. We’re always happy to help accommodate all of our guests here at Marygreen Manor.

So, if you’re looking for the ultimate vegetarian menu in Essex, we suggest you head straight to our fabulous Tudor restaurant today!

Special Offers At Our Essex Hotel And Restaurant

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Here at Marygreen Manor, we like to say thank you for such loyal custom by offering a few special deals and the deals available right now, are of no exception. So let’s take a look at the savings you could make right here at our manor house in Brentwood, Essex.

Gourmet Getaway – our Gourmet Getaway is a popular one, especially for the food lovers amongst us. It’s even been considered the ultimate break. Not only will you be privy to a stunning six course tasting menu with wine paring but you’ll also find yourself greeted with flowers and chocolates in your room. Enjoy a liqueur after dinner before retiring for the night in your wonderful room. The morning after you’ll enjoy a champagne breakfast delivered to your room for you to enjoy before a leisurely, and might we add, late check-out at 12:30. It’s the perfect treat for the one you love or as we’ve found, the perfect treat for the parents from their children.

Two-Night Weekend Package – if you’re looking for something a little longer in duration then you might want to take advantage of our two-night weekend package. This does exactly what it says on the tin, offering a well-deserved break for two over the course of two nights in our deluxe garden rooms. You’ll enjoy a three course meal on the Saturday night from our amazing Du Jour Menu along with a fabulous meal from our Lounge Menu on the Sunday. Add to this a lazy check-out on the Monday and it’s a pretty perfect package.

Advance Purchase Rate – last but most certainly not least in our list of special offers, we have the fabulous advance purchase rate which means you enjoy a 10% discount on our best available rate when booked more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is! Jump online and check out our special offers or better still, book yours online today.

Occasions For Afternoon Tea

Occasions For Afternoon Tea

Occasions For Afternoon Tea

It’s no big secret that here at Marygreen Manor, we love nothing more than a freshly prepared Afternoon Tea. In fact, we love them so much, we’d consider them more of a necessity than a treat. We do understand however, that for some, this lavish display of Britain’s best (finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and delicious clotted creams and jams) can of course seem like a luxury to be enjoyed on special occasions. The question is; during which sort of special occasion should an afternoon tea be enjoyed? Well, we thought we’d help you out a little here and give you a rundown of the special occasions we think befit the elegance and downright indulgent nature of our splendid afternoon teas, starting with…the Baby Shower!

Baby Shower – baby showers are becoming more and more popular before (and sometimes after) the arrival of a new addition. This is where an afternoon tea, and especially our Afternoon Tea in Essex, comes into play. Not only does it give the mother-to-be the perfect opportunity to enjoy some delicious food, but it provides the perfect environment in which everyone can socialise while remaining seated. That means no excess weight on mum-to-be’s feet too.

Hen Party – while for some this may seem a little tame, it would appear hen parties have begun to get a little out of control of late and the trend of sophistication is well and truly back on its way to the top. When it comes to sophistication of course, there’s nothing quite so up there, as an afternoon tea. With refined finger sandwiches and of course, a glass of fizz to give it that extra elegant edge, it’s simply perfect.

Birthday Party – Essex is famous for its fabulous venues and party scenes but what about during the day? Every birthday girl (and boy for that matter) deserve to be treated to something special for their birthday so why not treat them to a delicious afternoon tea before they hit the high street clubs and bars? It’s the perfect way to say “Happy Birthday”!

So, if after this, you’re on the lookout for the best afternoon tea in Essex, look no further than the fabulous Marygreen Manor…we’re famous for it!

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