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Don’t forget those fantastic fathers guys!

Father's hand

In case you’ve forgotten guys, Father’s Day is just around the corner with less than two weeks to go. With the vast majority just about remembering to buy a card, why don’t you want to make this year the year to remember and spoil him rotten for once? Whether you’re a complete and utter Daddy’s girl or the son that looks up to his ‘old man’, this year’s Father’s Day is the day to make him realise just how much he means to you, and here at The Marygreen Manor, we can offer the perfect setting for an intimate and truly memorable experience.

Enjoy a Father’s Day lunch here at The Marygreen Manor

This year on Sunday 21st June we’re opening our doors for a rather special Father’s Day lunch in our Tudor Restaurant and for a deposit of just £25 per person, you can secure your place and guarantee your doting Dad a day he’ll never forget. Beginning with sumptuous starters of chicken liver pate, smoked salmon salads and even prawn and saffron risotto, this lunch starts as it means to go on. Main courses are just as exquisite with confit duck legs, roasted ribeyes of beef and potato aubergine cannellonis for the vegetarians in the family. Of course, every special occasion wouldn’t feel complete without a truly indulgent dessert and that’s exactly what’s on the menu with chocolate brownies, sticky toffee puddings and even apple parfaits. Then it’s entirely up to you whether you’d like to finish with the classic English tea and coffee or perhaps spice things up a bit with something from our award winning wine list. This isn’t just a lunch; this is somewhere to create memories and lasting ones too.

Here at The Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant we want to wish every single father out there a wonderful Father’s Day and we hope to see you all enjoying the finest dining experience in Essex right here June 21st. Call now to book your place before they’re all gone.

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An Exciting Week Here At The Marygreen Manor

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Our chosen charity of 2015 “SNAP”

We raised more than our temperatures at the Brentwood Fire Walk

As we mentioned to you just a little while back, here at The Marygreen Manor we had selected SNAP, a local charity as our charity of the year. Every year we choose a charity close to home (or in this case close to our manor house) that we can support and raise money for in the hopes that we can help another organisation in our own county of Essex. SNAP, which stands for special needs and parents, goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to helping children and their parents who go through struggles relating to disability. With it being such a worthy cause we thought it only right that we went above and beyond ourselves when it came to raising money, which is why we chose the very daring (if we do say so ourselves) Brentwood Fire Walk.

A challenge for both the mind and body, we came together as a group and with the help of fellow supporters and camaraderie between us all, we walked with pride. As a result, from the fire walk alone we raised £145 but we couldn’t stop there. We also very recently held one of our famous Afternoon Teas, in aid of the fantastic charity, which saw donations pile in. Donations are still coming in as we speak so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and join in with the generosity that so many residents of Essex have already shown.

Our famous afternoon teas

Our famous afternoon teas

TripAdvisor give us more cause to celebrate

If raising money for such a deserving charity isn’t cause enough for celebration, then receiving two certificates of excellence from the well-known TripAdvisor certainly is. We couldn’t be more thrilled that both our hotel and our famous Tudor Restaurant have each received certificates to certify just how high our standards really are. There really is no better place to go in Essex for luxury accommodation and true fine dining.

May You Enjoy This Bank Holiday Weekend All The More Here At The Marygreen

a spooky image of Marygreen late at night

The Marygreen Manor at dusk

The bank holiday weekend might only be a few zzz’s away but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make it one to remember.

 

Brentwood, Essex is most certainly a town of excitement. With a bustling high street just a two minute cab ride away that’s filled to the brim with bars and restaurants, not to mention its famous countryside views and hidden gems in the form of real country pubs, it’s fast become a place to be “ticked off the list”. So why not make this bank holiday weekend the time to do it? But if Brentwood isn’t somewhere you’re looking to explore then why not jump on a train from Brentwood Station and head straight into the city for some real adventure and fun? The possibilities truly are endless when you’re exploring the wonders of the concrete jungle that is London.

 

It’s worth remembering however that the bank holiday weekend isn’t called a holiday for no reason. It’s not just time away from the grind, away from the nine to five that stops you doing so many things. It’s also a holiday from the chores that take up so much precious family time; time that could be better spent getting to know that special someone again or perhaps just enjoying some real quality family time and there really is no better place to do it than here at The Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant.

 

This bank holiday weekend, we’re offering you the chance to enjoy the luxury of our ‘country house’ style deluxe rooms and suites along with the most exquisite fine dining experience in Essex here in our very own award winning Tudor Restaurant. For just £99 you could enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast here in the beautifully landscaped heaven that is Marygreen Manor.

 

So what are you waiting for? Call now to book the last few spaces left available on the 22nd and 24th May and make this bank holiday weekend exactly what it should be…fun, free and full of frolics.

Easter Around The World And Back To Marygreen Again…

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Where will you be celebrating Easter?

Here at The Marygreen Manor we know all too well just how important it is to take time out and really relax, especially when we’re given the opportunity to on Bank Holiday weekends. The next one in the diary is indeed a popular one for the vast majority, whether you choose to celebrate the reawakening of Jesus or the mere fact that you have an extra long weekend away from the grind…with a few delicious chocolate eggs thrown in for good measure, it doesn’t matter. What does matter however is just how you choose to celebrate it. Easter is celebrated in a multitude of different ways all around the world so we thought we’d share the most exciting and perhaps more obscure ways of celebration in some of the most exciting destinations, starting with Italy.

 

While you may not see the Easter bunny hopping around the cobbled streets of Rome if you’re in Italy for Easter, you will undoubtedly find some rather intriguing Italian celebrations to enjoy instead. Easter, or Pasqua as it’s said in Italian, has its fair share of rituals and traditions. Easter is indeed a joyous celebration that encompasses hugely dramatic processions involving 100 live violinists or stunning torch light displays through the hills. Mass is massively popular and held in every church throughout the country however the most popular is undoubtedly mass held by the Pope at Saint Peter’s Basilica. People venture from all four corners of the world to watch this historical event take place.

 

Over in South America, festivals take place with a mixture of Inca practices, African customs, native religions and Christian beliefs all rolled into one. In Rio de Janeiro the world’s most famous carnival takes place before lent. The population of Brazil spends the majority of the year getting ready for this world-class event making costumes and practicing music and dances as well as making breath taking floats. In Peru more specifically, Easter is celebrated every single day of the Holy Week. People dress their best while parading statues of Jesus through the packed streets enjoying feasts, drinking and dancing. In some areas of South America however, the parade held on Good Friday is a deeply saddening event. With the parade winding through the dark streets early in the morning, you can hear drums beating and church bells ringing in the most solemn manner. Sad songs are sung and candles are carried to brighten the darkness. This upsetting atmosphere is brought to an abrupt end however on Easter Sunday when it’s time to be happy again.

Easter bunny

You might not see the Easter Bunny on the cobbled streets of Rome but you will see some wonderful sights

In South Africa, things are a little different. Contrary to popular belief, Easter Monday actually has very little religious significance anymore but it’s still recognised as a public holiday. This is down to the South African Government deciding to rename Easter Monday as Family Day way back in 1994. This was an attempt to make the day more inclusive of all religions and non-religious people for that matter. Now, South Africa incorporates their Rainbow Nation by dedicating Easter Monday as a day to be spent with family.

 

Here at the Marygreen Manor we couldn’t think of a more wonderful way to celebrate this Easter than with family and friends, which is why we’re offering such a great deal this coming Easter weekend. In our Bank Holiday package you can enjoy a succulent three-course meal for two from our deluxe Menu Du Jour before relaxing in our stunning rooms for the night. You’ll also be treated to a full English breakfast before you depart. All this for a mere £99 and to make it even more irresistible you can take advantage of this amazing offer for up to three nights over the Easter Weekend if you really want to get away from it all. If you’d like to take advantage of this great deal then call now to avoid disappointment.

Want A Night At The Musicals?

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Enjoy a night with all your favourite musical songs

It would seem today there are now more musicals than regular plays currently running in the city and it would appear several more are on their way too. The appetite for an evening in the company of a well told story set to memorable music shows no signs of stopping either. So what is it that’s got everyone so in love with the musical?

 

Is it the shows ability to move you emotionally (and physically when the right song comes on) that really pulls you in? Is the heartfelt story that’s always told so well through the wonderfully sung notes or is it simply the exciting and often exhilarating tempo of a musical that attracts you? Whatever it is, it’s safe to say that we all love a good musical. Today with the Top 40 clogged up with the same old dance and pop songs, not to mention the demise of popular music on mainstream TV (RIP TOTPs), what could be better than the chance to enjoy a night at a musical accompanied by fabulous food too?

 

Here at The Marygreen Manor, we’re putting on a fantastic event this coming April titled “A Night At The Musicals” where you’ll be able to relax and listen to some of the best musical tributes in Essex. To top it off, you’ll also be able to enjoy the music alongside a stunning three-course meal cooked in our award-winning kitchen. Each course will be separated by forty-five minutes of soulful music that we’re sure you’ll recognise from some of the country’s most popular musical shows.

 

This amazing night of fine dining and even finer music can be enjoyed for the small fee of just £49.50 per person. That’s an entire evening of entertainment and food for under £50 and what’s more, you won’t need to travel all the way into London for it either. For more information on our fabulous Night At The Musicals this coming April 17th just email us on info@marygreenmanor.co.uk or better still, give us a call on 01277 225252.

The Best Accommodation In Essex

Tudor-Rooms

Catherine of Aragon Four Poster Tudor Honeymoon Suite

Here at Marygreen Manor we’re very proud of the fact that not only do we offer the best fine dining in Essex but we also offer luxury accommodation that’s quite frankly, on another level entirely. Our guests come from far and wide, ranging from business and corporate guests to holidaymakers and even the odd celebrity. This makes it so important that our rooms have everything you could possibly need and also offer you the extra comforts and level of luxury that makes staying away from home more enjoyable. We know that just like our staff that come from all four corners of the globe, as do our guests, which means that every single person who steps through into our reception is entirely different. This is why we not only offer different collections within our accommodation but different suites within those collections.

 

First we have our deluxe garden rooms, which we consider to be the perfect base for business or leisure. Our deluxe rooms with superb views of our finely landscaped gardens offer extreme comfort but also the practicality that you’d need when working away from the office. Offering not just a place to rest your head but a work desk space as well as a high-speed Internet connection, personal telephone and hot drink making facilities. With deluxe rooms opening out onto the beautifully manicured lawns, regular holidaymakers will enjoy the views and complimentary fruit, mineral water and flat screen TV too. Our deluxe rooms are hugely popular, often being the first rooms to be booked up on particularly busy weekends.

 

If you like the sound of something deluxe but want a little more character then perhaps a suite within the Tudor collection might be more fitting. Drawing back to Marygreen Manor’s Tudor heritage, our Tudor suites really do offer the perfect accommodation for an extra special occasion. The Catherine of Aragon Suite, Catherine Howard Room, Jane Seymour Room and the Anne of Cleves Room are all situated within the main 16th century house each boasting a Tudor style bedroom with their four-poster beds, canopy beds or carved antique beds. Although their bedroom décor may differ there’s one thing they all have in common and that’s their Spa Baths in beautifully decorated spacious bathrooms. As well as having the added comfort of complimentary Wi-Fi, fruit and mineral water these rooms also come with bathrobes and slippers making it the perfect choice for those wanting to get away and relax or spend tranquil evenings in after days exploring all that Essex has to offer.

Deluxe Garden Room

Deluxe Garden Room at Marygreen Manor Hotel-Brentwood

At Marygreen Manor we know full well what it takes to achieve the reputation we have and more importantly keep it. Our unrivalled luxury requires a serious offering of extravagance and indulgence that simply can’t be beaten and that’s what we offer with our decadent Brampton Lodge suites. Along with the seven Brampton Lodge executive rooms we also have four very select suites. With the Brampton Junior Suite 40, 48 and the Brampton Suite 47 you’ll find yourself surrounded by the opulence that we’ve become known for. Located on either the ground, first or second floor each suite offers the basic amenities you would find in our rooms along with a few select perks we save only for our very special guests. Each suite comes with a luxurious Jacuzzi spa bath along with an entirely separate living area just perfect for when you’re entertaining guests. It’s because of features such as these that make these suites feel like a real home away from home.

 

Whether you’re travelling on business or exploring all that Essex has to offer in the shape of the historical Hylands Park or Leigh-On-Sea seafront, your comfort needn’t be spared. Here at Marygreen we offer more than just a place to rest your head, we offer luxury at unbeatable prices and that’s something you simply can’t say no to.

Supporting Our Local Town

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Support your local charities here at The Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant

Here at Marygreen Manor we know just how important it is to give back to our community, which is why we take such pride in supporting a local Brentwood charity ‘Crossroads Care’. Set up more than twenty five years ago, the Brentwood and Basildon based charity was established in order to provide support and respite for those amongst us who dedicate their lives to caring for relatives and loved ones with special needs. Supporting more than one hundred and fifty families through struggles such as stroke, autism and dementia is no easy task but Crossroads Care and their specially trained team of professionals do it with ease. Offering vital support that help carers live their lives outside of their caring role a little. Crossroads Care achieve this by simply offering a few hours away here and there which in turn helps to relieve stress and the often overwhelming feeling of isolation that many carers can sometimes feel.

 

After recognising the amazing job they so often perform we decided to team up with Crossroads Care to help raise funds to enable them to carry on doing what they’re doing. This year we will be hosting a series of events with the sole purpose of raising money for the Brentwood and Basildon Districts based in Hutton. The ‘carers event’ will see all profits donated going to this extremely worthy cause. We’ll also be hosting a Children’s Afternoon Tea associated with the charity too. Marygreen Manor and all of its staff couldn’t be happier to support this utterly worthy charity that’s so close to home. We’re so determined to help raise as much money as possible so that Crossroads Care can continue to deliver the amazing service they do, helping hundreds of people within our own town of Brentwood. If you’d like to help then please come along to our Carer’s Events and spend time dedicating yourself to this great cause and your home town of Brentwood.

 

What could be better than a town that supports itself and everyone in it?

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