Pancake Day Is Just Around The Corner!


Valentine’s Day has been and gone and while the majority will be talking about the next public holiday, Mother’s day, here at the Marygreen Manor, we’ve got another special day on our minds; Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day.

That’s right guys, the one day a year when it’s perfectly acceptable to throw food all around your kitchen is well and truly back next week. On Tuesday 28th February, people up and down the country will be stocking up on chocolate spread as well as sugar and lemon, ready to fill their tums with their favourite snack.

Pancake day has always been a strange one for the simple fact that while we could enjoy pancakes all year round, whenever we fancy, we choose instead to wait for this one special day a year. With the nation waiting on tenterhooks for Shrove Tuesday to come around before they gorge on sweet or savoury versions of the light and fluffy treat. The question is however, just why do we celebrate with pancakes?

Well, you might be surprised to learn that pancakes are now forever associated with Shrove Tuesday for the simple fact of convenience. Pancakes offer the perfect solution in helping to use up all of the fatty foods before Lent. Historically, families would clear out their cupboards and shelves, removing all traces of fatty foods (which of course normally tended to be the most tempting) so they weren’t there to tempt them during Lent. Eggs, milk and sugar aren’t usually eaten during Lent and as a result, need to be eaten beforehand but it’s these three ingredients that happen to make something wonderful when they come together.

The question is however, will it be a sweet pancake for you or a savoury one? If you think you have the best pancake recipe in Essex, then we want to hear about it. Comment below with your favorite recipes, you never know, we may just have to try them ourselves. Have a fabulous Shrove Tuesday guys…and don’t eat too many pancakes…well at least not all of them.

Have You Stayed At Our Sister Hotel Yet?


Let’s face it, no one likes to think of themselves as self-absorbed, so every once in a while, it pays to put the focus else where for a change. That’s why for this week’s blog, we thought we’d focus on our sister hotel in Ruislip, The Barn Hotel. That’s right, there’s more than one wonderful hotel and restaurant in the family, in the Marygreen Manor family that is.

The Barn Hotel in Ruislip is a luxury boutique hotel in London. It’s sat within roughly three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and finds itself close to the likes of Uxbridge, Harrow and Central London. It’s also pretty close to Heathrow making it a nice destination to stay before and after flights. It’s also perfect for those attending events at Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and Wembley Conference Centre making it the ideal business accommodation. With great transport links however, via road and train, it really does happen to be a great location for most in the city.

While the Barn does offer a cosy, quaint feeling at times, it actually offers a total of 73 bedrooms with many including deluxe rooms and suites, perfect for those wanting something a little extra special. Every single room in the hotel boasts fine fabrics, furnishings and that unbeatable “old world” charm. Pair this with it’s modern facilities and it’s the perfect location for both business and vacationing guests.

Much like the Marygreen Manor too, The Barn is known for it’s superb cuisine in the Jacobean restaurant Hawtrey’s, offering exquisite French cuisine. With such fine dining on offer, along with fabulous interiors and accommodation, it’s no wonder The Barn has now become such a popular choice for weddings too; offering a variety of packages to suit almost every budget.

Now of course, we may be slightly biased here in our opinion that no where compares to the wonder that is the Marygreen Manor, however if we were ever looking for a close second, The Barn would be at the top of our list. If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in London, simply take a peek at our sister hotel today or better yet, call 01895 636057.

Don’t Be A Plonker All Your Life!


Let’s face it, who didn’t laugh uncontrollably at Rodney and Del when the chandelier fell, smashing to pieces? Or that time when Del fell through the bar or the brothers crashed a funeral wake dressed as Batman and Robin. Even those who wouldn’t consider themselves fans of Only Fools and Horses would find it difficult to a) not recall the comedic moments and b) tell you they didn’t find it funny. Whether you’re happy to admit it or not, the show was a real winner and just one of those that managed to make the majority of the population laugh out loud on a weekly basis for years.

The end of the show itself saw millions feeling lost and for the years since the show ceased, we’ve watched repeat after repeat, finding ourselves laughing just as much as we did all those years ago. Through generations within our families we hear the familiar tones of “lovely jubilee” and “don’t be a plonker Rodney”. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times we’ve watched it either, because it just never gets old. Two wheeler-dealer brothers scraping by selling dodgy goods, while spouting the famous line of “this time next year, we’ll be millionaires”.

As we all know, the gold hearted brothers eventually made it through the help of an old vintage pocket watch but that wasn’t before a few close encounters with good fortune, usually ending with one wally or another making some sort of mistake. Living in Peckham and driving what’s now become an iconic three wheeled van, or the yellow peril as it’s now know, the Trotter brothers were loved and adored by all.

While the Trotter brothers are of course the main men, we can’t forget the rest of the cast either from Trigger to Denzil, Boycie to Marlene and even good old Mickey Pearce. Each and every character adds a little special something to every single episode and come together to create one of the most well known and probably well loved casts of British TV.

It makes every sense then that an evening’s entertainment consisting of your favourite characters from your favourite TV show would make a rather exciting evening – and that’s exactly what we’re offering here at the Marygeen Manor. On the 10th March 2017, we’ll be hosting one of our famous Only Fools and Horses comedy events. Beginning at 7pm sharp, you’ll be presented with a drink and taken to your table where you’ll enjoy a delicious three course meal, all the while being entertained by the amazing cast of Cut Productions. This is seriously an evening of fun and laughter you just won’t want to miss. It’s somewhat of an interactive evening too where you’ll find yourself dining in Del Boy’s very own restaurant, no doubt in a bid for him to become that millionaire once again.

This tribute night will feature all of your favourite bits from the hit TV show, some of which we’ve already mentioned from THAT Batman and Robin scene to the equally brilliant Tony Angelino and his rendition of “Cwying”. From blow up dolls to all of Del Boy’s hooky gear, not one moment of the show will be missed. You’ll also run into Rodney on the run, Damien, trigger and even the lovely Uncle Albert who’s desperate to sing his favourite songs. Anyone would think you were in the Nag’s Head. This particular night would suit groups of 4 and above so gather your friends and make a night of it. At just £49.50 per person too, especially when you consider the fine dining experience that’s included, it’s an offer you won’t want to pass up.

To book your table, just call 01277 225252 now!

Mother’s Day At Marygreen Manor


Christmas has been and gone, as has New Years and soon, Valentine’s Day will be nothing but memories but before you hang your coat up and attempt to relax, you might want to take a quick second to think about Mother’s Day! It might come as somewhat of a surprise to you but Mother’s Day is quite literally just around the corner. In a little over a month, the one day a year where we all come together to celebrate that special woman in our lives will soon be here. With many reaching for the cards and obligatory bunch of flowers, we thought we’d give you the opportunity to do something a little extra special.

Here at the Marygreen Manor, we’re all about going that extra mile. We also like to make going that extra mile as easy as possible. We know only too well that life today seems to fly past at 100mph. With jobs, families and everything else we seem to have going on, the smaller yet more meaningful things can often get pushed to one side and Mother’s Day is just one of those things.

With Marygreen Manor however, all it takes is a simple call to make this years Mother’s Day one to remember. Treat your loving mum to a delicious 3-course meal in the stunning surroundings of our Tudors Restaurant. Choose from our wonderfully put together menu consisting of some of the finest dining in Essex. From cornfed chicken terrine, to grilled vegetable and goat cheese pavé; each dish has been expertly put together to compliment our award winning wine list.

We guarantee Mother’s Day here at Marygreen Manor is the perfect choice for mums everywhere this year. To book your table, simply call 01277 225252 today!

Make sure your Mum feels loved this Mother’s Day here at the Marygreen Manor.

Valentine’s Day Here At The Marygreen Manor


I’m sure we can all agree that life can be pretty busy. Whether it’s working two jobs, or looking after your family and home, time just seems to fly by and leave little in the way of down time. Now while the majority may feel they have it all together and have everything pretty much sorted, we guarantee if you take a long hard look, your love life will have been pushed to the side, and for too long too! That’s why we’d just like to take the time to remind you that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. That’s right, you’ve got less than two weeks to book a table here at Marygreen Manor for you and that special someone. Now, we know only too well that love shouldn’t be saved just for that one special day a year but what a great excuse to enjoy a little romance – and make it the priority too.

Here at the Marygreen Manor we’re providing the perfect location for your ultimate Valentines night. Right here in our Tudor Restaurant, we have on offer exquisite fine dining, coupled with an award-winning wine list and beautiful period features here in our manor house.

Not only will your taste buds be treated to an extra special evening but that special someone will feel oh so loved in the surroundings of our hotel and restaurant. What says “I love you more” than the finest dining in Essex?

To book yourself a table, simply call 01277 225 252 and then the rest is up to you! Whether it’s convincing your other half to put the evening aside for some time together, or plucking up the courage to ask the person you’ve been thinking about on a date after all this time… we’ll see you on the 14th!

Make 2017 Your Year Of Fun And Frolics Here At The Marygreen Manor!

Basil, Sybil and Manuel at Marygreen Manor

For the vast majority of people, when they talk about their New Year resolutions, the topics of weight loss or languages usually dominate the conversation. Here at Marygreen Manor however, we want to help those whose resolution is to get out a little more. For those who’ve decided that 2017 is going to be their most social year, we’ve got a jam packed events calendar, all of which include delicious food and wine…what could be better?

To give you just a little taster as to what’s in store, here’s a rundown of what we’ve got coming up this year!

Only Fools and Horses – On the 10th March we have our fantastic Only Fools and Horses comedy event taking place, during which you’ll get to enjoy a 3 course meal alongside an evening of fabulous entertainment from the cast of the Cut Productions. It really is an evening of fun and laughter that you can’t afford to miss. At just £49.50 per person, it’s an incredible bargain too.

Murder Mystery Dinner – On the 28th April, here at Marygreen Manor we’ll be hosting our ever-popular Murder Mystery Night where you get to enjoy some wonderfully murderous events from 7pm. Once again, you’ll get to indulge in a delicious 3 course meal right here in our Tudors Restaurant, whilst using your powers of investigation to find out who exactly committed the most hideous of crimes. Once again, it’s just £49.50 per person, making it yet again, an incredibly well priced night out.

The Best Of British Comedy Show – On 9th June, should you be able to grab a ticket or two, you could be enjoying the very Best of British Comedy right here at the Marygreen. Once again, the fabulous cast of The Cut Productions will be in town to give you an great night of fun and frolics. They’ll be music, magic, mischief and of course a little mayhem so be sure to book your tickets as soon as you can.

To book, just call 01277 225252 or email!

Enjoy Exclusivity With Private Dining Here At Marygreen Manor


When it comes to special occasions, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a little luxury every now and then. While some would agree, an evening meal in the stunning Tudors Restaurant here in Marygreen Manor is luxury enough, we have something a little extra special we’d like to talk to you about and that’s our private dining experience.

Our restaurant has become famous throughout Essex for its fine dining. With such high quality food, of course comes the feeling of luxury, making us the perfect location for those extra special occasions but when mere luxury just won’t do, our private dining experiences are the perfect solution.

We have several private dining rooms available for hire, all of which range in size. Whether you’re looking for a bright, intimate space such as our conservatory to the grandeur of our stunning Henry VIII Suite, we have the perfect fit for you. This means you not only get the delicious choice of menus and extensive range of wines, but you also get the exclusivity of your own room and very own wait staff.

From birthdays to christenings, or perhaps a more corporate function, the satisfaction of your guests (or that special someone) will be guaranteed. Now all that’s left to do is book your room.

We advise booking your private dining experience early in order to avoid any disappointment. After all, when such grandeur is on offer alongside some of the finest dining in Essex, not to mention an award-winning wine list, is it really any wonder that it gets booked up so quickly? To book your private room or suite, simply email and we’ll do our best to accommodate yourself and your group in any way we possibly can.

We look forward to seeing you here at the Marygreen Manor!

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