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Father’s Day Here at Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant

This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday 18th June. We’ve been celebrating this special day for years, especially here at Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant and rightly so, but just where did it originate? Well, despite our love for our fathers, you might be surprised to learn that actually, Father’s Day originated in the United States having been celebrated there since 1966. While many argue over its exact origin, we know the celebration of fatherhood itself began roughly 100 years ago

A huge amount of people believes a Sonora Dodd from Washington, actually came up with the idea after listening to a sermon based on Mother’s Day. Dodd and her siblings were exceptionally close to their father after he’d raised them single-handedly when their mother had died in childbirth. Dodd, subsequently began the campaign and the first unofficial Father’s Day was held in 1910 with towns and cities across America soon following suit. Others claim a Grace Golden Clayton should be credited with the birth of the holiday after she suggested celebrating our male parent way back in 1908. This was following a mine explosion in a near-by town which killed more than 360 men and as such, Grace thought the now fatherless children deserved a day to remember their now lost fathers.

Regardless of its origin, Father’s Day is very much here and while we do agree Father’s should be celebrated every single day, here at Marygreen Manor, we simply can’t pass up an opportunity to celebrate just that little extra. That’s why we have created a very special Father’s Day Lunch with an extra special menu. With delights such as prawn and saffron risotto, duck liver pate and a roast rib eye of beef – it’s guaranteed to put a smile on his face. Call 01277 225252 to book a table today.


Happy Father’s Day To All Those Wonderful Dads!

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With just one more sleep until Father’s Day, we thought it appropriate to dedicate this latest blog post to the most important men in our lives…our fathers. So just before we welcome all those wonderful dads into our restaurant here at the Marygreen Manor Hotel, we’d like to tell you just why our dads are so great, from their uncanny ability to pull a dad joke out of thin air to their very own special ways they bond with their children. Here goes…

Rough and tumble dads – from play wrestling to running around like lunatics, you can always count on dad to be the rough and tumble one. It can make so many mother’s cringe with fear as they see they precious baby thrown in the air but at the end of the day, everyone knows they’re all having fun and as dads will often say, a little bit of rough and tumble will do a child good.

Dad jokes – as much as you might think they’re super corny, you secretly laugh at them every single time. We groan and moan, “oh god dad, not another one” but we wouldn’t have them any other way. Keep being amazing, dads.

Dads are the best coaches – whether they’re coaching a team or offering a little one-on-one advice when it comes to playing games, dads are the best at being super enthusiastic and it’s this enthusiasm that’s super infectious. Whether it’s football, rugby or cricket, dads will always be there to cheerlead you on and at the end of the day, while most will see it as a love of the sport; it’s simply a love of his kids.

Dad the fierce protector – there’s a very good reason why boys are absolutely terrified of meeting their partner’s dads and that’s because they’re protective and totally unafraid when it comes to instilling fear in anyone they think may cause harm to their child. Dads will chase away the bogeyman; make sure no one picks on you in the playground and pretty much carry on doing so well into adulthood.

Dads are quite simply the best so treat him to a day he won’t forget. Call 01277 225 252 to see if there’s a last minute table for our unforgettable Father’s Day Lunch.

Treat Your Father To The Ultimate Day Out This Father’s Day!


Here at Marygreen Manor, we can’t actually believe we’re in May already, and very nearing the end of May at that. While for most it means summer is firmly on its way, we’re more concerned with the fact that it’s very nearly Father’s Day. Now, while we all adore our Mothers, after all, they carried us for nine months and gave birth to us, we do sometimes think that Fathers get a bit of a raw deal. While they may not have carried us, and while they may not have given birth to us, they were most certainly there the very moment we arrived. This is why we have an annual Father’s Day Lunch so that we can show our Fathers just how much they mean to us.

This years Father’s day lunch will be taking place on Sunday, June 19th which when you think about it, isn’t too far away at all. It will be set in our stunning Tudors Restaurant, famous for its beautiful original features. The lunch itself will be a delicious three-course extravaganza consisting of some of the finest prepared dishes here at the Marygreen Manor. Our Head Chef has personally created this exquisite menu filled to the brim with some of his favourite dishes from cauliflower soup, sea bream, rump of lamb and dark and white chocolate moose to boot.

What’s more, all of this is just £45 per person. That’s a three-course meal, finished off with teas and coffees for less than £50 per person. Not only is this incredible value but it’s an offer not to be missed. To book this fantastic deal and show your father just how much you appreciate him on this special day, call 01277 225252 or email A £25 deposit will be required upon booking and be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

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.

The Best Father’s Day In Essex By Far

Father and child

Enjoy a stunning Father’s Day Lunch this June at The Marygreen Manor

We all know that children, more than ever before need a father in their lives, be it by blood or simply love. This has only been emphasised further according to a recent study, which highlighted the vital role that a father figure plays in the formative years of a child’s life. Every single year, our Mothers are focused on and spoilt rotten, as they should be because lets face it, they carried us for those nine pivotal months however all too often our Fathers go unnoticed.


Our Mothers may have carried us but times have certainly changed and the role of our wonderful Dad has moved on from the mere financial provider. Dads, more and more now give us that burly shoulder to cry on, they share the midnight feeds, the tears and tantrums and even the special moments of first words and first steps too. Well in to our teens and beyond, although you might not know it, our Fathers are there watching from afar ensuring we’re safe and are hearts remain in one piece. It’s for these reasons and a million more that we here at The Marygreen Manor Hotel and Restaurant, think it’s time for a change. This year we think it should be the Fathers turn for glory and spoils which is why we’re offering you the opportunity to treat your Father like the King he is with our delicious Father’s Day Lunch.


On Sunday 21st June we’re offering you the opportunity to treat your Father to a sumptuous three-course lunch here in our exquisite Tudor Restaurant. At just £39 per person, the most important man in your life can sample the delights created by our expert head chef Majid. With offerings such as Prawn and Saffron Risotto, Confit Duck Leg and expertly prepared Vanilla Panna Cotta, the taste buds of all around you will be spoilt for choice.


It may seem like a while away but we suggest booking early as each and every year our Father’s Day Lunch becomes even more popular. Put the date in your diary and give Daddy dearest something extra special to look forward to this year.

Get set for Father’s Day 2013 at the Marygreen Manor Hotel, Brentwood

Have you planned for Father’s Day?

We’ve just helped you celebrate Mother’s Day with the sort of themed lunch to make any mum feel extra special (thanks to those of you who booked lunch with us yesterday) but what about dad?

Although Father’s Day is on the calendar (Sunday 16th June 2013), Mother’s Day seems to get the lion’s share of the publicity and we dads can end up feeling a bit neglected. A jokey mug, a quick pint somewhere? It’s not good enough! Especially when you can gain brownie (or ‘scout’?) points by making another booking at the Marygreen Manor Hotel, this time for our Father’s Day lunch, on Sunday 16 June. It may seem far ahead, but it’s never too early to raise your game by organising his treat in advance. We’ve carefully devised our Father’s Day menu to reflect man’s desire for meat! But for dads with different palates, there are other equally interesting options to choose from. For details of our tempting Father’s Day menu, click here (Father’s Day 2013 Event Menu).

The History of Father’s Day

So, how did Father’s Day originate, and do other countries celebrate in the same way?

Bizarrely, bereavement and death were thought to be the catalyst for what we know as the sock-and-beer-fest of Father’s Day. Unsurprisingly, it originates in America, but there are two different versions of how it came about. Some say it dates back to 1910 and a woman called Sonora Smart Dodd, who had long pondered the unfairness of there being a Mother’s Day celebration but nothing for dads. She wanted to hail her own papa – who’d brought up his children single-handed after being widowed when his wife died giving birth to the sixth one – and all the other unsung ‘heroes’. Others say the celebration started in West Virginia, two years earlier, when one Grace Golden Clayton suggested to her local minister that they hold services to celebrate fathers after a local mine explosion killed 361 men.

Whichever version is true, the idea of Father’s Day has stuck, although the nature of the celebration varies around the world – not least, in Germany. Here, it’s traditional for groups of men to do a hiking tour with one or more small wagons, which they pull along themselves. Happily, the wagons usually contain wine and/or beer and some traditional regional grub. This tradition is believed to go back to the Ascension Day processions to the farmlands (some of which became simple drinking sprees) back in the 17th century. And never let it be said the Germans have allowed a good idea go to waste: similar ‘gentlemen’s parties’ have taken place in urban areas – especially Berlin – since the 19th century… Gesundheit!

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